Experts and analysts discuss the opportunities and challenges from the arrival of 5G and AI at the "5GxAI Trends" seminar co-organized by Monte Jade Science & Technology Association of Taiwan and Digitimes.
With related 5G and AI technologies promising significant impacts to various industries, telecom operators not only have to enhance their basic infrastructure but also need to positively undergo transformation enabling them to innovate more value-added services, according to James Lee, vice president of carrier business at Far EasTone Telecommunication (FET).
Three major issues need to be taken into account for the assessment of market trends coming along with 5G: the deployment of mmWave 5G networks, the development of differentiated 5G services, and the feasibility of open networks, according to Benson Wu, an analyst at Digitimes Research.
High-speed transmission, wide coverage and low latency of 5G technology are expected to be integrated with AI cloud computing platforms and edge computing architecture for application to smart city, transportation, medical care and manufacturing in 2020, a consensus from experts attending a seminar jointly hosted by Monte Jade Science & Technology Association of Taiwan (MJSTA Taiwan) and Digitimes.
While 5G and AI will dominate new emerging tech applications to create cash flows for enterprises in the next decade, relevant semiconductor materials and technologies will not only serve as a market enabler but also affect the positions of players in the semiconductor market, according to Tony Huang, deputy director at Digitimes Research.
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) have offered AIaaS (AI as a service) products to promote application of AI technologies through reducing technological barriers for developers of AI solutions, according to Digitimes Research analyst Joyce Chen.