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The GTI Summit-Shanghai 2024, themed "5G-A×AI," was held at Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai, and offered a dynamic platform for industry leaders and professionals to engage in face-to-face networking, gain insights into the latest industry developments, and discuss the future of integrating 5G-A and AI.

Integrating 5G-A and AI

The summit commenced with opening remarks from notable strategists, setting the stage for the discussions ahead and highlighting the significance of 5G-A and AI integration in shaping the future of the mobile information and communication industry.

A symbolic moment at the event was the GTI–GSMA Cooperation on 5G-A×AI MoU signing ceremony, which formalized the collaboration between GTI and GSMA, underscoring their commitment to advancing 5G-A and AI technologies.

In the keynote session, ICT leaders discussed development strategies and future evolution trends of the global mobile information industry. They explored how integrating technologies like 5G-A and AI can drive digital development in the industry and highlighted the innovative applications that are creating additional value for businesses and consumers.

The discussion was moderated by Craig Ehrlich, Co-chairman of GTI. The featured speakers included Zhao Zhiguo, Chief Engineer of MIIT of China; Tomas Lamanauskas, Deputy Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU); Mats Granryd, Director-General of GSMA; He Biao, CEO of China Mobile; Masaaki Koga, Executive Director of KDDI; Xu Ziyang, Executive Director & CEO of ZTE; Richard Liu, President ICT Marketing & Solution Sales at Huawei; Tongqing Gao, Co-chairman of GTI and EVP of China Mobile; and Frank Meng, Chairman of Qualcomm China.

The panel discussion also included contributions from Nicole McCormick, Senior Principal Analyst at Omdia; Bo Hagerman, Director of Advanced Technology, APAC at Ericsson; Brian Bong Youl Cho, Chief Solution Architecture, Product Management Lead at Nokia; and Xia Yang, VP at OPPO.

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Significant Advancements and Trends in the Technology Sector

Together, the aforementioned industry leaders provided valuable insights into the future of technology, highlighting significant advancements and trends in the sector. Key speakers from leading companies shared their perspectives on computing, network evolution, and improvements in communication quality.

Tomas Lamanauskas, Deputy Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union, discussed the future of 5G networks and emphasized the importance of understanding new network capabilities to define solutions. He focused on the integration of AI with 5G and the development of future networks. Additionally, he encouraged telecommunications companies to go beyond merely driving growth and to work towards building a better future.

Richard Liu, President of ICT Marketing & Solution Sales at Huawei, delved into the role of 5G-A and artificial intelligence (AI) in shaping a better mobile future. Liu highlighted how the convergence of 5G-A and AI can revolutionize mobile technologies, enhancing connectivity, speed, and overall user experience. These advancements are expected to unlock new possibilities for mobile applications, driving innovation across various sectors.

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Masaaki Koga, Executive Director of KDDI, elaborated on Japan’s disaster responses as well as the communication quality improvements brought about by data-driven insights and automation. Koga outlined the three-step approach used to achieve this goal:

  1. Detection and Data Collection: Gathering relevant data to identify issues and potential improvements.
  2. Analysis and Classification: Utilizing sophisticated analysis techniques to classify causes can lead to an 80% reduction in the time spent on problem-solving.
  3. Action and Automation: Implementing real-time management solutions through automation to ensure swift and effective responses.

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Pioneering an Intelligent Future

Furthermore, Executive Director & CEO of ZTE, Xu Ziyang, delved into the transformative journey of computing and commented on the network’s evolution towards an intelligent future. He highlighted the critical role intelligence plays in driving industrial upgrades. He also emphasized ZTE’s vision for the future, which encompasses low-carbon development and building a sustainable future.

Sustainable development is not only morally imperative but also a practical necessity for long-term growth and stability. Ziyang's insights paint a compelling picture of a future where technological progress and environmental sustainability go hand-in-hand, driving a new era of intelligent, sustainable industrial growth.

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These keynotes highlight the cutting-edge advancements and strategic visions driving the technology sector forward. The discussions from industry leaders underscore the dynamic and rapidly evolving landscape of computing, networking, and communication technologies. As these innovations continue to unfold, they promise to significantly enhance efficiency, connectivity, and overall user experiences across various applications and industries.

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