Nov 23, 2022
Can high-quality connectivity be a public service?
In this episode, host Matt Roberts of Amdocs sits down with his next guests at the Las Vegas Convention Center MWC 2022 for a discussion on connectivity, new and emerging technologies, IoT and much more.
“We're the only public Wi-Fi network in Manhattan itself. We operate a couple of thousand access points today. And we have a plan to grow that to over four or 5000 over the next year to two years.”
First, he sits down with ZenFi Networks with Ray LaChance, Co-Founder and CEO and Walter Cannon, Vice President of Business Development.
“We're creating what we call ‘gig centers’ with free Wi-Fi in a social centers in every borough of New York City which is available to the public. No one pays for it. Some of the facilities run 24 hours. We are also working with some digital community leaders to promote programing. So we just didn't put out free Wi-Fi in a in a hotel somewhere, we actually are promoting programing.”
Next, he chats with NTT with Parm Sandhu, VP Enterprise 5G Products and Services Syam Madanapalli, Solutions/Service Line Director.
“Now we're starting to see commercial deployments where companies are starting to see benefit and value (of 5G). The ecosystem on the on the devices is starting to definitely emerge and come forward. I think that's really what we're seeing because we're really starting to focus on the business outcomes and insights."
Together with his guests, Matt discusses recent technological innovations, widespread adoption and connectivity, sustainability and more.
“People are talking about the digital divide and sustainability. They're focusing their solutions more towards the citizens. And so I think it's a great shift. I'm very excited to see all the companies talking about these topics.”
- Ray LaChance, Co-Founder and CEO of ZenFi Networks
- Walter Cannon, Vice President of Business Development
- Parm Sandhu, VP Enterprise 5G Products and Services at NTT
- Syam Madanapalli, Solutions/Service Line Director at NTT DATA Services