CES 2019: Qualcomm President Amon is convinced you're going to be thrilled with 5G


Cristiano Amon, a longtime veteran of chip giant Qualcomm and the company's president, is convinced you will see amazing things from 5G wireless technology, a cellular network upgrade being rolled out by AT&T and others that still remains something of a mystery to the average consumer. "Let's go for a trip down memory lane," he offered, in a chat with ZDNet inside the mammoth Qualcomm booth at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. "Remember when 4G started, everyone was saying, Why do I need a hundred-megabit-per-second device?" he reflects. "Carriers told people it would be for connecting a laptop computer. "Now, we look at our smartphones and we say, How could we live without it?