>> In 2019, we had the
honor of welcoming

Hans Vestberg to deliver the
keynote remarks here at CES.

Hans had just become
the CEO at Verizon

a few months before and his
main topic at that time was 5G.

In 2018, Verizon had launched

the first 5G network here
in the United States.

In 2019, both 5G and Hans'
leadership of Verizon,

were still pretty new.

Two years later,
a lot has changed.

Over the last year, especially

we have seen
digital networks and

connectivity become even more
important factors in our lives.

More and more of those
networks are 5G.

The emerging
technology that Hans

talked about in 2019 has become

an exciting reality in

more and more places across
the US and around the world.

Verizon's 5G nationwide
network is now available to

over 200 million people in
1,800 cities and towns,

and 5G Ultra Wideband is
now in over 50 metro areas.

Just to give you a sense
of what this means for all

of us in the consumer
technology community,

consider the potential for
a true Internet of Things.

Right now, 14.2 billion
connected things are in use,

and that number is expected
to grow to more than

55 billion by 2025.

Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband is

a technology that
is suited to handle

exactly that kind of
radical growth and

connectivity and the
possibilities are endless.

Not just for our industry,

but for so much of our society,

from healthcare to green
energy conservation measures.

This is just one slice,

one layer of the
extraordinary promise of 5G.

Hans has come to join us to
tell us more about all that

this network could mean for the
lives of everyday consumers.

We're delighted
to have him with us.

Let me now welcome the CEO
of Verizon, Hans Vestberg.


>> This year we learned a lot.

We learned that a city
can still think and

learn even when we stay at home.

The closing physical
doors opens new ones.

We learned that a class
can go to the moon and

back without even going
to the classroom.

That the show can go on
even without the crowd.

That when the stadium is empty,

we still get loud
and stay close,

and that no amount of
distance can keep us

from exploring
new worlds together.

We said 5G would
change everything,

then everything changed.

When this year arrived,
5G arrived with it.

The 5G future is here.


>> Good morning, good afternoon

or good evening,
wherever you are.

It's great to be back
here with you at CES.

I had the honor of delivering
the keynote event back in 2019.

My primary message then was the
sheer technology power or 5G.

How different it would be than
previous mobile technologies?

How much faster it
would be than 4G.

How much more
data it can handle.

How it would power the new
4th industrial revolution,

but much has
happened since then.

Our world has changed
and it keeps changing.

There's a reason why we can't
be together this year for CES.

We have experienced a year
of many crises, a pandemic,

an economic crisis, and a
social and racial injustice.

It's been a year of unrest.

In 2020 one thing became
very obvious very

quickly as COVID-19 began
to spread around the world.

We lived from 5-7 years in
the digital revolution.

This mass shift sped up the
timeline for work from home,

distance learning,
and telemedicine.

We knew it was coming,

but it was closer
than we realized.

Now, instead of being our
future, it's our present.

The future productivity is now
the current reality of work.

The future of learning is now
the current reality of school.

The future mobile payment is now

the current reality of banking,

and the future of streaming is

now the current reality
of entertainment.

This shift is happening
right as the most powerful,

world-changing connectivity
technology ever developed

is becoming available in
more and more places.

That technology is 5G,

and it's so much more than just
another technology innovation.

It's an innovation platform that

makes other
innovations possible.

It makes things better.

The result is going to be a
lot of "remember when?" moments.

These moments when you
know you're seeing

change right before your eyes.

Such moments are super
exciting for me and with 5G,

we're going to
have a lot of them.

At Verizon, we're
leading the industry to

the 5G future as we
deploy 5G Ultra Wideband,

which delivery, speeds, and

throughput they are
simply unmatched.

Each innovation opens a
door to another innovation.

Each remember when
moment generates

possibilities no one
thought of before.

Each new answer
creates questions

that are even more exciting.

For example, how can augmented

reality transform the
way you enjoy sport,

the way you visit museums,

the way you interact with
the world around you,

and how can the sheer speed of

5G Ultra Wideband continue
to reveal new possibilities,

transforming everything
from the way you play

video games to the way
you receive deliveries?

How can something called
mobile edge compute

allow businesses to get things
done more quickly and easily?

To understand how 5G
Ultra Wideband makes

all of this and
much more possible,

let's start by looking
at what makes it

so different from anything
that came before.

In 2019, I introduced what I
call the currencies of 5G.

These are the
essential qualities of

our 5G Ultra Wideband network.

In 2021, I'm here to tell you
the currencies on our current.

First, 5G Ultra Wideband has

unparalleled upload
and download speeds,

unparalleled upload
and download speeds,enabling peak throughputs
that are at least 10 times

enabling peak throughputs
that are at least 10 times

faster than 4G and

more than four gigabytes
under ideal conditions,

the fastest in the world.

Second, it provides
enormous capacity and

ultra low lag for the time it

takes for a signal to
get from point A to B.

Finally enabling a future where

remote surgery will be possible.

Third, in the future,

5G could support more connected
devices than ever before,

up to one million per
square kilometer.

Fourth, would be able to
support mobile connection

up to 500 kilometers per hour or

310 miles per hour,

allowing you to maintain

a signal even aboard a
high-speed vehicles,

whenever on an aerial-drone,

high-speed commuter train,
or self driving car.

Fifth, 5G Ultra Wideband
will provide faster,

more responsive
service deployment and

a new standard for energy
efficiency and reliability.

It just gets better.

As we mentioned earlier,

the power of 5G extends
beyond a super fast network.

It's the platform for us
to build a future we want,

the businesses we want,

the consumer
application we desire,

and the society we believe in.

Two innovations built on

Verizon's 5G Ultra
Wideband network

were the foundation
to make that happen.

First, Mobile Edge
Compute, or MEC,

places unprecedented levels of

computing power right at the
edge of Verizon's 5G network.

Last year we announced

the private MEC solution with
Microsoft and we also deployed

public 5G MEC with AWS in 10
location in United States,

including Boston, San
Francisco, Atlanta, Dallas,

New York, Washington DC,

Miami, Las Vegas,
Denver, and Seattle.

We're just getting started.

What does this mean?

Taking processing out of
the expensive hardware,

putting it into
the Cloud exactly

where and when
it's needed the most.

It will give large enterprises

the ability to
operate in real-time.

But it will also make small
phones and laptops more

powerful than ever and give
small businesses, start-ups,

and consumers access to

the same technology
that until recently was

only available to
large companies

and major research institutions.

That's a major advance
for digital inclusivity,

which is an incredibly important
priority for us at Verizon.

Secondly, our 5G network
has the ability to create

separate slices for
a range of services

to meet different
customer needs.

5G network slicing allows all
kinds of different traffic,

such as causal grandma,

movie streaming, bank
transaction to travel along

network paths optimized
for that specific use.

All on a single
physical network.

Now let's see how 5G will change
your life for the better,

how it will inform you,

entertain you, and inspire
you to engage with

your word in ways that previous
generations could only imagine.

Let's get started.

A good place to begin is by

looking at something that
has provided millions of

people with entertainment and

connection when they needed
it most, and that's sports.

During this past year,

sports brought people together

even when we couldn't all
be together at the stadium.

Remember when watching a
sporting event together on

TV meant you had to be in the
same room as everybody else?

Are you?

Or if you were lucky enough
to be in a venue with

a bird's eye view of the
field and the jumbotron.

With 4G technology,

you can only watch games the way

someone else decide to show them

to you with no ability to

customize your
viewing experience.

Now with the 5G Ultra Wideband,

we can transform the
ways people watch

sport wherever they
are at the stadium or

arena or in the comfort of

their own home or in their
own 2go with a mobile device.

Thanks to the 5G currencies
like high-speed, low latency,

and the ability to connect huge
number of shared location,

this network is a
true game changer.

Verizon is proud to be a
technology partner of some of

the world's most
innovative sports leagues.

These partnership have given us

an extraordinary opportunity to

innovate and bring 5G
connectivity to sport

venues and to create
new ways to bring fans

closer to the action than they
ever thought was possible.

The National
Football League, NFL,

has long been a pioneer
in using technology to

expand it's audience and
take the game to new levels.

In the '50s, the NFL
was quick to see

the potential
television to create

a national mass market for
the league and its teams.

In a decade since,

the NFL has continued to
innovate with camera techniques,

analytics, and normal forms of

fan engagement like
gaming and fantasy sport.

This track record has made
the NFL an ideal teammate for

Verizon in developing new ways

to bring sports closer
to the audience.

I'm so glad to introduce
the person who is leading

that partnership for the NFL,
Commissioner Roger Goodell.

>> Hey Hans, it's
great to be with you.

>> Thank you for being here.

it's great to see you.

I know how excited you are
about the possibilities

that 5G brings to the
NFL sports experience.

Tell us a bit about
what you see for fans.

>> Hans, we're
always exploring ways

to enhance the fan experience.

A 100 season in 2019 got

everyone thinking
what the league might

look like over the
next 100 years.

Certainly, a key part of
that is the fan experience.

>> Roger, we are
thrilled to collaborate

on transforming the
experience for fans.

We're introducing more
immersive ways to watch and

engage with a game than every

before at home
or in the stadium.

>> That's exactly what
we're looking for Hans

and I understand that
Raymond James stadium,

the home of Super Bowl 55,

just went live with
5G a few weeks ago.

>> You're right.
It's so exciting.

With the 5G Ultra Wideband,

a higher level of connectivity
at incredible speeds

will support large
number of fans

streaming their devices at once.

For the NFL teams,

5G Ultra Wideband has the
potential to change in-game

communication and provide
faster transmission

of key data and stats,

greater access to one
of the greatest games.

>> That's so important, Hans,

especially during this
unique time for sports.

We were able to play over
100 games in front of

over one million
fans this season

and keeping fans
connected to the players,

teams, and games that
they love was more

important than ever and Verizon
is helping make that happen.

>> Indeed, a perfect example is

the Verizon 5G SuperStadium
experience in the NFL app.

It delivers up to
seven different

live camera angles of action,

enhanced augmented reality
features, and more.

We're making next generation
fan engagement a reality.

Thanks so much Roger for
joining me here today,

I'm looking forward
to the post season.

>> Me too. Thanks, Hans.

>> Thank Roger. You heard
me talk about the power of

Verizon's 5G Ultra
Wideband and how do we

transform how we watch
and experience sport.

Let's see how. To help

bring this to life,

I'd like to welcome to the stage

someone who knows a thing
or two about sports,

NFL agent Deion Sanders,

who is the only
athlete that play in

both the Super Bowl
and awards areas.

He's now the head football coach
at Jackson State University.

Hey man. Deion,
how are you doing?

>> I'm doing wonderful my man.

You're looking great.

>> I'm trying to stay in shape

but you're looking good as well
so it's great to have you here.

>> But a lot has changed since
I played a long time ago.

>> That's right, Deion. The
game continues to evolve.

For example, with the 5G
SuperStadium in the NFL app,

fans can engage
with the select games

with up to seven
different camera angles,

bringing them
closer to the action.

An Augmented Reality let's fans

create virtual players
with a real-time stats.

We're talking immersive
next generation experience

not possible until now.

>> Absolutely. With all of
the different camera angles,

I felt like I was
right back in it and

the AI virtual players
layered with stat is

such a cool way to enhance
our viewing experience.

>> These 5G-powered
features give viewers

the ultimate fan experience
at home or on the go.

>> If you haven't already
downloaded the NFL app,

I don't know what you're
waiting for, I don't

know what's going on with you.

You need to check it out in
time for the Super Bowl.

>> Deion, that's very
exciting overview of

the new Verizon 5G
SuperStadium experience.

But as I'm sure you know by now,

with the 5G, it
just gets better.

We're thinking about how we are

sideline innovation.

We see a future
where 5G will provide

real-time analytics and
visualization for teams,

giving them a
whole new ability to

learn from the last play and
prepare for the next one.

Doing this all in real time will

only be possible because of 5G.

>> Imagine how Verizon 5G can
transform the rest of sports.

The possibilities are endless.

5G can change our
coaches, athletes,

and fans experience
the sports they love

and become even closer to the
game and that's what they want.

Now that's a tremendous
opportunity my man.

>> That's a tremendous
opportunity. You're right.

Thank you so much for being here
and good luck with the season.

>> Thank you my man.

>> Thank you. Together,
we're rolling out

5G Ultra Wideband in 28
NFL stadiums in 2021,

with expanded coverage
in selected stadiums.

Soon we'll be able to transform
5G-enabled NFL venues into

digital arenas that can host

mobile game
events with real-time

on-site multiplayer action.

While 5G is transforming
how we watch

sports and interact
with fellow fans,

that's just a small part of what

this technology can help us
to achieve as a society.

Remember when a school field
trip meant get me on the bus,

or when visiting a world-class
museum was usually impossible

unless you lived in the
same community, I do.

As this poster has shown,

digital connectivity
is vital for

educating students from all
backgrounds at all levels,

from primary school, all the
way to trade school or college.

As teachers, parents and
students have sought

new digital resources to make
up for lost classroom time,

we are changing the way
we look at education.

We know it all starts
with connectivity.

As we begin 2021,

we're empowering teachers
and students to follow

their curiosity wherever
a network can take them,

but the desire to bring students

inside an experience
to their laptop

or phone needs greater data
capacity and low lag times,

not possible with 4G.

They can see a museum,

but can't experience it.

They can watch a lecture,

but they can't interact
with the material.

Doing this and other things

requires new technology
and new thinking.

Through the power of 5G,

we can bridge
the digital divide for

students and
learners of all ages,

helping everyone
experience art and

culture in a completely new way.

Take the museum experience,

with 5G we can now expand that
experience like never before.

To see how, let's go to the
Smithsonian in Washington DC.

We are using
technology to unlock

the rich history of artifacts
housed across their museums.

When you can't get to
the exhibit in-person,

new high fidelity 3D scans of

objects and their
stories can come to you.

Thanks to AR made
possible by one of

the occurrences of 5G,
extremely high bandwidth.

Students and educators from
across the country can explore

objects like the Apollo 11
Command Module you see here.

It's exciting to
be able to place

this remarkable piece of history
in your living room and move

around it to see
every little detail

from the re-entry box to the
seats the crews sat there.

With Verizon's commitment to

digitize more
historical artifacts,

the Smithsonian can engage
more people in more places,

opening up a whole new
world for students, artist,

teachers and lifelong learners
no matter where you are located,

and with this knowledge comes

greater understanding
of our shared history.

To tell us more about how

the Smithsonian is making
use of this technology,

I'm excited to talk
to Lonnie Bunch,

Secretary of the Smithsonian.

Mr. Secretary.

>> Thanks, Hans. It is so
great to be here to talk about

the Smithsonian's race community

in our shared future initiative,

which explores how Americans
currently understand,

experience and confront race,

its impact on communities,

and how that impact is
shaping the nation's future,

and how Verizon support
will help bring it to life.

>> We're so happy to be
part of this initiative

because we know that
technology and 5G in

particular can really bring

education to life beyond
the classroom and help

all people explore
important subjects like

this that will help us reach
more inclusive future.

>> Exactly. Technology is
a huge enabler of that,

and over the next five years,

Verizon support will allow us to

accelerate the digitization and

scanning of our collections and

artifacts with the
most possible detail.

What's more, is how

this initiative will be
supporting the creation of

new digital experiences for

the Smithsonian across
our museum network,

including the use of
those 3D objects in

ways that bring our
shared history to life,

wherever the viewer is,

whether it's students, teachers,

parents, whomever
has come to learn.

>> Yeah, it's really exciting.

We have already
been an early user of

this Smithsonian's open
access platform to

bring some 3D artifacts
into augmented reality,

like the Apollo 11 Command
Module as you saw next to me.

>> That's right, and we're
actually adding a few

never before
released 3D artifacts,

including some of the
amazing objects from

two exhibitions at the National
Museum of American History.

Girlhood, It's
Complicated, which

commemorates women's suffrage

and how girls change history
across politics, education,

work, health, and fashion,

and Pleibol which shows how
Latino communities played,

celebrated, and changed
the game of baseball.

>> We're so excited for
how Verizon's 5G will put

the exhibits like this into

the hands of anyone
who wants to learn.

An honor to work alongside your
creators to make it happen.

Thank you so much
for being here with

us and we can't wait
to see what else we

can create together,
but that's not all.

I'd like to now go 200 miles
up the road to New York City,

where I'm really
excited to announce

an incredible immersive
art experience that

we have been working on with

our friends at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art.

With 5,000 years of art
and 1.5 million pieces,

it's a museum where people from

all around the
world travel to visit,

but this new experience
brings the museum to

you in a way you've
never seen it before.

Using our technology and

the involvement of the
latest mobile devices,

we are able to get you
closer to the art you love.

In fact, we can bring
it into your home

using augmented reality or AR.

This type of AR rendering is at

the fingertips of our nation
students in a real-time,

something that's just
not possible without 5G.

In collaboration with the Met,

we created four
thematic 3D spaces for

you to explore on Verizon
5G Ultra Wideband.

Each one house is unique
gallery displays,

exclusivity created
by the museum itself.

Every 3D rendering
is brought to you in

the highest fidelity available
and with painstaking detail,

but the experience
doesn't stop here.

We made the orbits
interactive with firm,

educational games that will put

your knowledge about
the art to the test.

If you're quick on your feet,

you would be able
to take some of

the most iconic artwork in
the word home or lawn in AR.

With 5G Ultra Wideband,

a few of those pieces will
come to life in front of

your eyes in ways that were
never possible with 4G.

At a time in history,

when access to one of

the world's greatest art
collection is limited,

we're making it
available to everyone.

We're thinking of it as a

masterpiece of
digital inclusivity.

We're calling this experience
the myth on frame,

and it's launching
tomorrow, January 12th.

I hope you all get a chance to

experience it, and
it just gets better.

At Verizon, we believe that
while philanthropy is good,

the private sector can play a
more strategic role in achieving

the 17 UN Sustainable
Development Goals by

including them in your
company score strategy.

As we think about 5D
future for all and

the universal need for
digital inclusion,

we believe it starts
with education.

To tell you more,

here is Rose Kirk,

Verizon's Chief
Responsibility Officer.

>> Thanks, Hans.

At Verizon,

we were first to
bring 5G to schools,

through Verizon
Innovative Learning.

A first of its kind,

digital inclusion
initiative created by

Verizon to provide free
technology, free connectivity,

and technology skills to

middle schools and

high schools across the nation,

allowing every single
student to thrive.

We built 5G enabled learning
laboratories in these schools

and provided 5G applications
that dimensionalize math,

science and the
humanities by using

augmented reality
and virtual reality,

only possible because of 5G.

For example, 5G apps are

enhancing science lessons
by allowing students to

jump inside cells or
visit the ends of

the solar system together
with other students.

That kind of access
radically expands

learning opportunities both

inside and outside
the classroom.

We're proud of
the fact that we're

providing these solutions
to under-resource schools,

who typically don't have the
access to the same technology

enabled education that more
affluent schools are using.

Through Verizon
Innovative Learning,

we've invested more
than $0.5 billion since

2012 to help students
with the skills they

need to put them on the path
to success and adding 5G to

our education
program is one more

investment we're proud to make.

That's why we've made
a commitment to equip

100 schools with 5G
in the coming years.

More broadly, as part of
Citizen Verizon a responsible

business plan to help bridge

the digital divide for 10
million youth by 2030,

we're building a technology
rich education platform

that will be
available to students,

teachers, and parents
around the globe.

In keeping with
the theme of today,

we're just getting started.

I'm so encouraged
by the students

we've worked with this far,

and even more excited about what

a 5G future will mean for them.


>> Thank you, Rose. That's

certainly important
and inspiring,

and like you, I can't
wait to see what

the students will do
with the 5G technology.

While 5G is transforming
how we learn,

that's just a beginning of how

the public and private
sector can work

together to use technology as a

force for good for all citizens.

Do you remember when a connected

community meant
nothing more than

a copper phone wire and
a transit system? I do.

With 4G, you can get the traffic
map that illustrates traffic,

but you can't actually see
the traffic in real-time.

You car can't anticipate when

a light is going to change
or notify you when the car,

400 yards ahead of you,

slams into its brakes.

But now with the 5G, you have

a digital connection that create

all kinds of new possibilities.

One day, you will
literally be able to see

that from the road to
thousands of feet into there.

From delivery to transportation,

the impact of connected devices
is going to be far-reaching,

and this will only be
possible, thanks to 5G.

At Verizon, we want to be the
strategic partner to states,

cities, and towns across
the US and the world.

There's a great power in
private and public partnership,

and we see tremendous
opportunities for growth.

One great example
is in California.

The city of San Jose has been
an early smart city adopter.

It is home to Verizon's
5G Mobility and 5G Home,

as well as the
first area where we

launched our mobile
edge compute.

The city is on the
cutting edge of what

smart city technology can do to
reduce greenhouse emissions.

In fact, in 2019,

Verizon installed TDS or
traffic data services

that assists in
the optimization,

traffic patterns, and
reducing computing time.

Implementing created traffic
solution was a big reason why

the International Data
Corporation named

San Jose as a smart city
of the year winner.

San Jose is on the cutting edge
in what smart city solution of

Verizon 5G can do to help lower

our collective carbon footprint.

Where all fitting cities
like San Jose will

find the technology and
customized solution,

and we're not waiting for
the future to be better,

we're doing our part
by setting a goal for

Verizon to become
carbon neutral by 2035.

Again, it just gets better.

One of the other
ways we're building

solution to the challenge
of tomorrow is by

leveraging 5G and mobile edge

compute with use cases
across many sectors.

Today, we're
fortunate to hear from a

few of the people who
are at the center

of building these

technologies and smarter cities,

all powered by the
new innovation made

possible by 5G.
Let's take a look.

>> 5G is going to change the way

we all interact with each other.

My name is Sanyogita Shamsunder,

and I'm the Vice President of

Technology and Product
Development at Verizon.

My team essentially works with

the innovators inside and
outside the company to create

solutions and products

for our consumer as well
as enterprise customers,

taking advantage of all the
capabilities that 5G brings;

the large bandwidth,
the lower latency,

capabilities that incorporate
the new 5G architecture,

like the mobile edge compute,

to build applications and

services that impact
the entire population.

We're working with many
different robotics companies.

>> My name is Jiren Parikh.

I'm the President and
CEO of Ghost Robotics.

We believe we have an incredible
purpose here at Ghost.

We build robots to keep
humans out of harm's way.

Think about a firefighter,
a burning building,

robot goes in, can sense
the fire, the gases.

Now, that's pretty amazing.

Verizon's 5G network
is really critical

to the capability of our
robot as we move forward.

As these sensors are capturing

more and more
data and processing

is taking place in the Cloud,

we have to have a very high
bandwidth network that can

transmit enormous amounts of

information that are being
captured by these sensors.

A fast, efficient,
secure network is

absolutely critical to the

operation of these
mobile devices.

>> Smart cities of tomorrow are
definitely taking shape today,

and connectivity is important
when we talk about drones.

>> I'm Mariah Scott,
President of Skyward.

I love technology
and I love aviation,

and drones sit at the
intersection of those two areas.

Skyward invested in creating an
aviation development center.

You can think of it as

an outdoor testing facility for
next-generational capabilities.

5G Ultra Wideband will allow us

to manage drones
safely and securely,

and to integrate them
into our communities.

That technology is like what
broadband was for the Internet.

I'll be able to coordinate
fleets of drones

remotely to do deliveries,
to deliver packages.

5G makes that possible because
of the ultra-low latency,

the massive capacity
and bandwidth,

the security and reliability.

Those are all critical
components to achieving

that future vision and doing
it in a safe and reliable way.

>> 5G has really changed

the picture from us from
going through small

first-person view
screens to now we can

do virtual reality
in 4K in both eyes,

allowing you to see in stereo.

It's really a game changer,

it makes you feel like you're on

the aircraft, but
from the ground.

It really is incredible

>> Over the last year,

Skyward has been
working on proving

out the delivery
use case for drones.

We've been working closely with

UPS and their drone
delivery program to

actually test out and

demonstrate connected
flights for drone delivery.

>> UPS is working with a
variety of partners who are

coming together to create this
ecosystem of smart cities.

The firm is basically
an area in Louisville,

where we can test a
lot of these drones.

5G is the glue that
puts it all together.

That is what enables us to

control and
communicate with these

drones that are flying around.

Today, you may be ordering

a prescription on a
mail-order pharmacy,

which may take 3-4 days.

Tomorrow, you would order
it and within 30 minutes,

it's at your front door.

That is the future of
delivery we're talking about.

The advanced technology group
here at UPS is laying to get

those layers: autonomous
vehicles, robots, drones.

When we put these
building blocks together,

held together by the
glue of Verizon's 5G,

it is going to change the world.

>> Verizon's 5G
technology allows

businesses to be able
to rapidly transform.

5G is going to
make a great impact,

and we at Verizon believe that
it will touch everything.

>> The Rizal Skyward team has
been taking connectivity to

the sky and testing a network
for drones over the past year.

This is to support not only
connected cameras and sensors,

but also for applications that
will transform our daily lives,

like package
delivery, an initiative

that UPS has been working
on for a few years now.

But now with 5G,

you have a digital
connection that can

create all kinds of
new possibilities.

Again, it just gets better.

Here to tell us more is UPS CEO,

Carol Tomé, who has an
announcement to share. Carol?

>> That's right, Hans. At UPS,

we created UPS Flight Forward,

our drone delivery company,

certified by the FAA in 2019.

Since then, we've
operated more than

3,800 successful drone
delivery flights.

But what's more important is how

we're leveraging the technology.

We continue to test new
concepts that will make

this technology
more accessible and

effective for
specialized deliveries.

Today, our drone operations
help the health care industry

reduce time in transit for
things like lab specimens,

cancer transfusion kits, and

life-saving medications,
just to name a few.

>> Skyward and UPS have
been working together,

testing drones, and now we're

committed to exploring
new opportunities.

>> The global
pandemic has driven us

to accelerate the development of

new and creative
solutions to ensure

our customers get what they need
when and where they need it.

mobility, supported by

advanced technologies
like 5G and drones,

will be more
critical in the future,

and we will continue to
rely on partners like

Verizon and Skyward
to enable them.

As we develop our UPS
flight forward business,

we will need the
capabilities to manage and

support multiple drones
flying simultaneously,

dispatched from my
centralized location,

operating in a secure
and safe environment.

To do this at scale,

alongside Verizon and Skyward,

we will need the power of 5G.

For example, we are working
with Verizon on using

drones for delivery of retail

products at the
villages in Florida.

>> Drone delivery has
the potential to be more

on-demand in more
sustainable communities.

Managing these aerial
delivery vehicles over

the 5G network will allow us to
lift up from congested streets.

This partnership will also
demonstrate the potential for

5G Ultra Wideband and Skyward to

support nationwide
drone delivery network.

>> It's an exciting time.

Blue skies are ahead, Hans.

>> Building more sustainable
and connected communities.

Thank you, Carol.

We have spoken
a lot tonight about

the power of 5G as a platform.

It's ability to connect
people to their passion,

to bridge the digital divide,

and to fundamentally
alter the way

our businesses and
communities function.

As we close today,

I want to turn our focus
to the music experience.

Music has the power to bridge
distances and to heal.

Remember where you needed via
VIP to see a great act up

close with nothing
in your way? I do.

Over the past year,

music have brought moments of

comfort to the
millions of people

struggling with the loss of

loved ones or the effects
of the economic downturn.

Last spring as the COVID-19

was first spreading
across the United States,

we launched Pay It Forward Live,

a weekly streaming
concert to benefit

small businesses threatened
by the pandemic.

As a result, 80 million people

participated to support
small businesses.

We've featured such top
artists as Alicia Keys, Usher,

Billie Eilish, Dave Matthews,

Chance the Rapper, Luke
Bryan, and Janelle Monae.

We were to bring them into
your homes from their home.

It was special, but
it wasn't as good as

a real music experience you get
from an artist upon the stage.

At some point in the
not-so-distant future,

we will be able to
return to music venues

and to experience live
music shows again.

Now, thanks to
5G Ultra Wideband,

that experience is
available to everyone.

To help to explain more,

I want to welcome to the stage

four time Grammy-nominated
artist, the Black Pumas.

Welcome Eric and Adrian.

>> How's it going Hans?

>> Hey guys, nice to see you.

>> You as well.

>> I know in November,

we worked with you and
our good friends at Snap,

to bring tonight a unique

performance of your
heat song, Color,

by combining Snap's
advanced AR capabilities

with Horizons 5G Ultra Wideband,

to enable a longer and higher
fidelity AR experience.

Do you want to talk a little bit

about what that was
like for you guys?

>> Yeah. Absolutely, Hans.

For us, this collaboration
was really about

creating a more intimate
experience with the fans.

We wanted to give them a special
way to experience the music,

and we knew that
this collaboration

between Verizon 5G and

Snapchat AR would be just the
right way to bring it to life.

>> Absolutely. We are so glad

you were able to
make this happen

using the motion
capture tick from

Verizon's Media's Ryot Studio,

the first and only 5G production
studio in the country.

>> Yeah. Working with the Ryot
and Snap Teams was incredible.

Creating a digital twin
of myself to put into

a full length AR music
video was awesome.

I've never experienced anything
like motion capture before.

It was so clear how
5G was instrumental

in creating this
next level AR lens.

>> Cool, right.

Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband
was the key to creating

such a powerful long
form AR experience.

Because of the amount
of data involved,

the typical Snapchat AR lens
is four megabyte or so,

while the 5G Ultra Wideband
landmark lens was able to handle

50 megabyte of data without

degrading the
end-user experience.

This is nearly 10
times the data alone,

4G just can't handle
these kind of capacity.

It's simply not possible.

>> It's so impressive.

While we're up and
running post-COVID,

this technology is going
to help creators explore

more ways to engage with fans
in this new virtual arena.

Also giving fans more access to

unique experiences,
just like ours.

>> Yes, we want to make
sure everyone has access to

this type of immersive

content in the future.

But that's not all we're doing.

Verizon has partnered with
the global industrial leader

Live Nation to transform
an enconic music venue,

the Wilton in Los Angeles,

into the first 5G Ultra
Wideband enabled music club,

outfitted with a live
multi-cam experience,

and a 360-degree
portal experience,

and a crowd
management solution to

help shows go
off without a hitch.

You guys got to be the first

to experience what
that was like, right?

>> Yeah. It was amazing.

It was such an
incredible experience,

having the multiple
camera angles during

the show makes the concert

experience all the
more immersive.

>> What its capacity and speed?

5G Ultra Wideband will let you

see the show from
multiple camera angles,

so fans can focus on their
favorite band members.

>> Yeah, for sure. I
mean, everywhere we look,

we were looking into the camera

and connecting
with the audience,

makes being a performer
all the more real.

It's the next best
thing nowadays

that's joining us on stage.

>> Eric, Adrian, it was
so good to have you here,

and I can't wait to create

more incredible music
experience together.

But don't go too far,

we're going to come
back to your soon.

>> Thanks, Hans.

>> Thanks, guys.

>> This partnership with Live
Nation will give our customers

a whole new way of experiencing

music and watching performances,

both live and onscreen.

But as you know, by now,

it just gets better,

Verizon 5G won't simply help

fans watch great
shows on screen,

we're also deploying 15
iconic Live Nation venues,

including Fillmore in Miami,

the Masonic Theater
in San Francisco,

and Irving Plaza in New York.

As live music comes back,

we will be ready to help
make it better than ever.


>> As we've seen, 5G opens up
all kind of new possibilities.

But in them, this network is
all about something timeless,

the human need to
connect, to reach out,

to share our stories,

and to hear the
stories of others.

That has been especially
important since

the beginning of the pandemic
when so many have lost so much.

5G is an incredible technology;

what I've just shared with you
barely scratches the surface of

what we're doing today and
all it can do in the future.

But the legacy of 5G depends,

100 percent, on the
people who use it.

My own hope and
my own aspiration

is more than often we
will use it for good,

for learning, for sharing,

for growing, for preserving and

protecting, for
community building,

and finding ways to reap
the greatest outcomes for

everyone in our society
and for connecting.

In the end, it's up to you.

Let us learn from the past year

and let us celebrate
a better one to come.

Now, speaking of something,
just getting better,

we're ending this event with

an exclusive performance by
a band you might recognize.

Thank you.

Now, once again,
the Black Pumas.


>> Thanks for that introduction,

Hans, and thank you to
Verizon for having us.

We're so excited to
be featured at CES.

Scan the QR code now to see
how with the power of 5G

Ultra Wideband you
can feel like you're

on stage right here
with the Black Pumas.


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