San Francisco 12-14 Sept 2017

San Francisco 12-14 Sept 2017

Video & Entertainment in a 5G World


Date & Time

Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Moscone South, Esplanade level, Auditorium 2


Media & content professionals are under unprecedented pressure to manage growth and optimize key asset infrastructure in order to serve the audiences of the future. Developments in viewing capabilities continue at a break-neck speed, while mobile data traffic continues to explode, with a global increase of 63% in 2016 and a predicted nine-fold increase in video consumption by 2021 (Cisco). How will broadcasters and carriers deal with the huge spikes in traffic and where should they invest for the most return? What will tomorrow's superfast networks mean for video and interactive entertainment? The emergence of 5G will of course have a crucial impact on the way we watch content and the form that this takes. Some operators are well underway with developing immersive media services, such as 360-degree Live VR, that will require 5G bandwidth to go mobile. In the future, social media will mostly be video; and most social video will be mobile. Carriers will need to think about downstream capacity, but also, increasingly, upstream capacity. Join us for a discussion on the networks of the future and how they will enable the transformation in video and entertainment.