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What is '5G' and what will it mean for you?

Posted at 1:10 PM, Oct 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 16:10:07-04

Right now, it seems like there are more questions about 5G than there are answers. Some people are wondering what 5G is, and if they’ll ever see it in their city, while others are more interested in 5G smartphones. But, it will also affect many other kinds of devices, including industrial robots, security cameras, drones and cars that send traffic data to one another.

About Shekar Ayyar
Shekar Ayyar joined VMware in June 2007 and serves as executive vice president and general manager of VMware’s Telco and Edge Cloud business unit, which is designed to help communications service providers as well as enterprises with integrated platforms for 5G, edge, telco cloud and IoT use cases. Ayyar also serves as general manager, Edge/IoT for Dell Technologies. Prior to July 2019, Ayyar led the company’s strategy and corporate development efforts for the past 10 years and also helped incubate the telco Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) focus area. Under his leadership, the company has executed on dozens of acquisitions including significant platform additions such as Nicira, AirWatch, VeloCloud and Heptio, as well as a portfolio of strategic investments in technology startups.

About VMware
VMware software powers the world’s complex digital infrastructure. The company’s cloud, networking and security, and digital workspace offerings provide a dynamic and efficient digital foundation to customers globally, aided by an extensive ecosystem of partners. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to being a force for good, from its breakthrough innovations to its global impact