ILAB 135: Innovation at AT&T, Investing in 5G and IoT with Chris Penrose

“The speed of innovation is only going to continue to increase”

Chris Penrose

Chris Penrose is Senior Vice President of AT&T’s Advanced Solutions organization. He has responsibility for leading AT&T’s business development and specialized sales efforts for next-generation technologies, including 5G, Internet of Things, edge computing and networking solutions.

During the episode, Chris reveals how AT&T conceptualize and plan out their innovations, especially on coming up with the best ideas for technological developments. He explains the advancements in the new 5G and IoT technology; and how they will be delivered to the consumers. He also shares what AT&T is looking forward to in the next years.

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ILAB 135 Show Notes

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Time Stamps:

  • 04:55 – The foundation and purpose of AT&T
  • 05:48 – How AT&T plan out their innovations
  • 06:10 – “Innovation is one of the forefronts of what we try to do at AT&T” – Chris Penrose
  • 09:54 – How AT&T come up with the best ideas
  • 11:41 – IoT vs. 5G
  • 17:15 – What are the exciting concepts that he sees in the future?
  • 17:36 – “If it doesn’t serve a purpose, then don’t do it” – Chris Penrose
  • 23:00 – What are the advances that 5G offers as compared to 4G?
  • 24:50 – Two new products that AT&T introduced this year
  • 26:26 – How will 5G be delivered in the market?
  • 30:53 – The future of cell sites
  • 34:24 – Providing priority connection to first responders
  • 35:31 – The expansions in technology in the next 10 years
  • 36:17 – “The speed of innovation is only going to continue to increase” – Chris Penrose
  • 38:12 – Advantages of autonomous driving

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