Mobile World Congress — 2019

Coverage by TECHEDTV

I love technology and mobile is one of my passions, for not a bad reason three of my main patents are in wireless communications. I was invited to be a judge in one of the categories at the congress, and was satisfied to see the advances made by many in 5G, Network Virtualization, and AI integration with the infrastructure, more importantly the 5G infrastructure.

This time I came with my media startup, TECHEDTV. Barcelona has opened my eyes in many ways.

  • The world is more connected than ever, then the slogan “Intelligent Connectivity”
  • Innovation is happening all over the world, from Spain to Istanbul to Seoul to San Francisco or Miami
  • Wireless communications and the cloud have merged
  • IOT and sensors is changing how we live
  • Artificial Intelligence used to be myth, a gimmick, now it is real.
Sophia is an AI Robot at the MWC 2019

I worked on my Masters degree in “Machine Learning and AI” and developed a “Fuzzy Logic Controller” for sampling network statistics, it worked, and it was better than periodic or random sampling, later on “Adaptive Networking Protocols” I also used filters and AI to predict mobility, all back in 2002 when “AI” was nothing but “LISP,” “Neural Networks” that barely converged and slow processors, latency was a major issue, and the applications were limited. In sixteen years, things have drifted.

In summary, the world is changing, people are now mobile, everybody is connected in multiple ways, gaming, all high-bandwidth and that is driving many industries to success:

  • 5G : The multi-gigabit world over the air is now a reality, 1Gbps, 5Gbps are even higher bitrates are possible with MIMO antennas, modulation, and high frequencies under 6GHz or even higher.
  • AI: Artificial intelligence is now a reality, as you we have a high-wireless bandwidth the brains can be distributed and placed in the cloud.
  • Cloud: The cloud is driving and creating virtualized experiences for almost anything, from networks, to services, to storage, data centers, etc. Virtualization is now the key for “Software-defined Networks” and even switching mechanisms.
  • IOT: Sensors and things are smart now, they connect to the cloud and are managed by our phones, the cloud, 5G with low-latency, are key elements for control of your home, your life.
  • Connected vehicles and devices: Now that artificial intelligence is in the cloud, then your car can be also connected. The old days of “your car computer” are, I would say over, your car will be a thin client connected to the cloud via 4G/5G.
  • Smart ALL, from cameras to doors to anything: Together with IOT, things like cameras are smarter now, instead of just recording it all, you may command them to record only people you don’t know or people you know at certain times.

On my end, I keep on innovating. There are more problems in broadcasting than solutions, not many think outside of the box to solve these problems. I am and will be posting video articles and follow me in my channels:

The world is changing, people are now mobile, everybody is connected in multiple ways, gaming, all high-bandwidth and that is driving many industries to success:

  • 5G : The multi-gigabit world over the air is now a reality, 1Gbps, 5Gbps are even higher bitrates are possible with MIMO antennas, modulation, and high frequencies under 6GHz or even higher.
  • AI: Artificial intelligence is now a reality, as you we have a high-wireless bandwidth the brains can be distributed and placed in the cloud.
  • Cloud: The cloud drives and creates virtualized experiences. Virtualization is now the key for “Software-defined Networks” and arrays.
  • IOT: Sensors and things are smart now, they connect to the cloud and are managed by our phones, the cloud, 5G with low-latency, are key elements for control
  • Connected vehicles: Now that artificial intelligence is in the cloud, then your car can be also connected. The old day of “your car computer” are I would say over, your car will be a thin client.
  • Smart cameras, doors, etc: Together with IOT, things like cameras are smarter now, instead of just recording it all, you may command them to record only people you don’t know or people you know at certain times.

As part of these events, I will be posting articles for all the videos found on our channels at:

Some postings of our coverage can be found in this playlist:


Originally published at edwinhernandez.com on February 26, 2019.