Randall Stephenson, AT&T Chairman and CEO
AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson discusses the company’s approach to the evolving mobile and media landscapes, from 5G to the future of content.
On the evolving mobile and media landscape: “We believe people are going to spend more and more of their day watching premium content over the next few years... People are going to consume more content. As a result, we are absolutely convinced people are going to consume and expect and demand more bandwidth – more connectivity to watch that content.… If you believe that then you've got to like the assets that we’ve put together: a premium media and entertainment company with I think the best large-scale distribution business in the United States.”
On the future impact of 5G: “It will allow us to virtualize a lot of our functions... All of a sudden, when you have networks this fast, you can begin to push a lot of these requirements – storage – into the edge of the network and so you’re getting the cloud distributed down to the edge of the network. This brings a whole different level of speed, but it also brings a whole different level of imagination in terms of what new form factors start to look like.”
This episode was filmed at the 2019 Goldman Sachs Research Communacopia Conference.