tv Intel Vice President Asha Keddy Interview at Atlantic Festival CSPAN October 13, 2018 6:18pm-6:31pm EDT
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more speeches from business leaders at the conference are available at c-span.org. >> produced by our underwriter, please welcome, asha keddy, vice president and general manager of next generation and standards at intel. and grace koh, partner at dla piper. [applause] >> this is kind of nice. >> thank you. grace: thank you for doing this. it is a great opportunity to be able to pick your brain about a topic we have been talking
about for the past couple of days. 5g. let's start off on talking about how you define 5g. how does intel define 5g? asha: you know, 2g was about twice. we thought we could take cows everywhere. with 3g we started into more of the data. the smartphones came along and we said, where is the app for that? with 4g, we realized we wanted so much data, we went to a data centric network. and allowed us to use data and now we wanted to connect everyone to everything but we didn't design it for that. the way i like to think about 5g is that we have different route. when you connect everyone to everything, it is more than interpersonal. it's not what you do with your phone but it's about billions of things talking to each other. i like to reference the international trade organization around three aspects, one is around sensors or machines.
like, when you have things like sensors, how do you get the data, the water meters, the lighting? how can you use all of that to save electricity, traffic lights, synchronize all those? millions and billions of devices. a second one is more of what we use 4g for, or what we call mobile broadband, like what we call with stream. how can we all stream or and our house and watch live content? 4k videos, 8k videos. grace: huge capacity. asha: huge capacity. lots of things like education. the third angle is taking all of this to the extreme. in terms of data, like milliseconds. if you think about it, it can
really transform remote excavations, safety, mining, health care. grace: mission-critical applications. asha: mission-critical applications. grace: telemedicine, being able to do surgery remotely. asha: disaster recovery, yes. it starts with technology and being able to solve these problems. grace: and that's actually what this is designed to do. as opposed to what we had worked on before with the previous administration. asha: correct. grace: what is intel's role in this incoming sort of new network, new 5g network? asha: we are there from start to finish. and i say that because we first, intel this is a big bet. to make this possible, this world, you have to combine what goes on and what we call compute, or processing, with the eyes and ears of how we connect.
to do that we do all of these trials. we have to look at how do we even make these things real, trilinear and all of it. then we standardize it and work with different industry partners, governments to make it real. when it's made real you have to look at the cloud. you have to store all this data. intel makes processors, computer health power the cloud, we added in pcs, phones, all of these devices. grace: down to the sensors. asha: down to the sensors. but more importantly there is also the standardizeation settings. the network has to be conditioned and change to evolve to make this happen. we hope to power the network and infrastructure to bring this to life. grace: just that then. right. [laughter] grace: your title is -- he mentioned something that piques
my interest and peaked my interest in the past as well. the standardization, you are the vp and general manager of the next generation and standards for 5g. i think i got that right. can you talk to me a little bit about what the standards process is and where we are and what is different about 5g and standards? asha: happy to. 5g is the first truly global standard. what do i mean by this? 3g, we had different flavors in europe, the u.s., and china. but we still had variance. in 5g, we have gotten together across the world, we use a standardization mechanism, which is 3g private-public partnerships. we did not bother to update it. we are actually making the same standard in the redesign. it's very complex but it means that it has economies of scale, not just of industries and people, but across the wld.or -- across the world. we start with what we call
release 15. last december, we figured out how to do the foundation and how it works with 4g. this june, three months ago, we figured out and released the foundation of how do we do a standalone network which means a 5g network without needing 4g. this december, we will have a release that fixes all of our mistakes. grace: that is an important release. asha: we will continue to build on. just like lte, what you had in 2008 is different from what you have today to we will continue to build on it for the next 10 years. grace: it is a continuing process. asha: it is a you pour the concrete and then bring the capabilities to life. technology is predicable. what humans do with it is not. they will get more requirements and we will work to further that. grace: that is what i wanted to
ask you about. how do you think 5g will change the economy? what are the cases that will come out of this? what are they use cases? what do you see with the the impact of 5g? asha: that is a good question. i think we will watch together. i would like to go back to 4g for a second. the u.s. was the leader. but we didn't have the things that happened. whether it is uber, grub hub, or all these things are like taxi unions. it made it possible. back to human behavior is not predictable, once we have that, there will be more constraints. then, it usually peaks in the five years of the 10 years. i would say about 2022-2023, education, health care, a lot of these things will be fundamentally different. safety.
grace: huge amounts of data coming out of these. how does that impact -- what does that give rise to? asha: that gives rise to different ways of doing things. especially when you combine it with artificial intelligence. it means the way -- it may be different because if it is autonomous, you can parse it closely with by sensors. i can look at health care very differently. but just getting the data to the patient, or things that actually help the patient. simple things like hospital beds. if you have a beds at home, can you do the same things at home? we talked this morning about gas tax versus medical per miles. you can rethink and modernizing or evolving how we do. we can do a lot for the environment. grace: and change the way we impact to the environment. that is absolutely, i think, the
vision of what we are trying to get to with 5g. how do we get there? [laughter] grace: how can policymakers -- i know intel is doing its part, participating with standards and doing deployments and tests. how do policymakers help? asha: i think they're critical. i would start by saying we cannot do anything without the foundation which is spectrum. we are working -- and the policy makers have to work with the public and private sectors to ensure the u.s. has all the spectrum we need. we need to work collectively across governments, industries, cities. and different kinds of things to come up with solutions and start applying these and removing the constraints. grace: we need to get spectrum and collaborate? asha: yes it all kinds of spectrum. grace: i guess we all have our assignments then.
thank you very much. please thank -- please join me in thanking asha keddy for this informative talk. asha: thank you. [applause] >> fox news host tucker carlson discusses his new book. >> it is why we elected trump. i just cannot get past it. i could not get past the idea that the country voted for donald trump. why would you do that? i actually think trump is right in a somatic sense. but, you would not elect trump unless you really, really wanted to send a message. happy countries do not elect donald trump, desperate ones do. the people on both sides who hated him screwed up. >> sunday night at a clock eastern on c-span's q&a.
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