Synchronoss chief expects 5G to boost cloud business - Mobile World Live

Synchronoss chief expects 5G to boost cloud business

09 APR 2018

INTERVIEW: New Synchronoss CEO Glenn Lurie (pictured) predicted the advent of 5G will deliver a boost to cloud service providers, as greater amounts of data and compute work move off devices.

“When you think about something as simple as a connected car or autonomous driving, those cars are going to have to keep that data in the cloud,” Lurie told Mobile World Live.

“5G is going to bring unbelievable speeds, low latency [and] the cloud is going to become more and more important.”

But Lurie contended the cloud won’t just be used by high-end devices: “In an area where you’re selling a low-end smartphone, you don’t need to buy the kind of storage that people buy today because the cloud is going to be real-time.”

He added the cloud and data analytics, another Synchronoss focus, will also be integral enablers of IoT deployments and use cases including smart cities. Lurie said analytics, in particular, will give companies better intelligence to take care of customers and make better, proactive decisions.

Click here to watch Lurie explain his vision of the 5G future.


Diana Goovaerts

Diana is Mobile World Live's US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only...

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