Tag: 5G

SoftBank reportedly accelerates Japan’s 5G network plans by 2 years

While carriers in other countries quickly sped up their 5G network rollouts to take advantage of early ratification of the international 5G standard, Japan largely stood still on its plan for a 2020 initial deployment timed to coincide with next year’s Summer Olympics in Tokyo. But Japanese carriers are now beginning to move up their […]

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Pico and ZeroLight demo Boundless XR, untethered VR streaming from PCs

In the very near future, virtual reality headsets will increasingly ditch their cables in favor of next-generation wireless alternatives that stream low-latency, high-bandwidth visuals to their screens. Today, Pico Interactive and ZeroLight are publicly demonstrating Qualcomm’s wireless enabling technology Boundless XR, which will soon “untether” PCs using either Wi-Fi or 5G. Similar to Intel’s WiGig […]

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Geekbench suggests Google will launch a 5G Pixel 4 XL

Google has actively leaked numerous details of its next-generation Pixel 4 smartphone ahead of its expected October launch, but one detail — support for fast 5G networks — appeared to be absent. That has changed, however, as new Geekbench 5 benchmarks (via PocketNow) appear to show a “Pixel 4 XL 5G,” which if accurate will […]

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Qualcomm pays TDK $3.1 billion to fully own 5G RF front-end venture

One of Qualcomm’s important but under-appreciated 5G business areas, RF front-end (RFFE) development, is about to come fully in-house thanks to a multi-billion-dollar deal announced this morning. The San Diego company says that it’s paying $3.1 billion to buy TDK’s remaining interest in an RFFE-focused joint venture called RF360 Holdings, a deal that will enable […]

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Scaling the edge’s wall: A new take on an old problem

This article is part of a series on the subject of edge computing that was made possible with funding from Intel. This coverage remains entirely independent, with no input from Intel on how this article was reported or written. Anyone who has ever scaled a network understands the problem, either current or coming, of the […]

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At Qualcomm, 5G is headed everywhere and into virtually everything

It was easy to call 5G inevitable. Whatever it was, some next-generation cellular technology was certain to follow 2G, 3G, and 4G into the mainstream of global life. It was harder to predict that 5G will be omnipresent. Up until two years ago, the very idea that cellular technology would soon make its way into […]

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Security on the road: Locking down tomorrow’s connected vehicles

This article is part of a series on the subject of edge computing that was made possible with funding from Intel. This coverage remains entirely independent, with no input from Intel on how this article was reported or written. The kinetic energy of a 3,500-pound Toyota Camry barreling down the freeway at 75 miles per […]

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U.S. raises Huawei 5G security concerns with Gulf allies

(Reuters) — The United States has raised its concerns with Gulf allies over a possible security risk in using Huawei’s technology for their 5G mobile infrastructure, U.S. officials said on Thursday. Washington has been warning allies against using the Chinese company’s equipment, which it says presents a security risk, but has so far largely made […]

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5G uses less power than 4G at peak bitrates, but more for basic tasks

If you’ve been holding off on buying a 5G device because you’re concerned about cellular power drain, don’t fret: 5G devices are actually capable of delivering greater energy efficiency than 4G LTE models, according to a new study by the Signals Research Group (SRG), though either 5G or 4G may consume less power depending on the […]

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Apple iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max hands-on — flagship smartphones without 5G

To no one’s surprise, Apple launched its flagship smartphones today, the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max. These high-end smartphones take camera technology to a new level, but they don’t come with 5G connectivity. We got a hands-on demo of the smartphones, which you can see in the video. The iPhone 11 […]

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Samsung sells 2 million 5G phones, predicts over 4 million by end of 2019

Over the last few months, major 5G milestones started to get measured in the millions, thanks largely to the first million South Korean 5G customers and then the first million 5G customers on a single carrier. At IFA today, Samsung added some impressive new numbers to the pile, suggesting that it has already sold 2 […]

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Qualcomm promises more affordable 5G chips and longer-range mmWave in 2020

On the running list of issues with early 5G devices, high prices and inconsistent millimeter wave performance have emerged as non-trivial concerns for both consumers and carriers — problems that chip and device makers will need to solve. Today, Qualcomm announced that it’s tackling these issues with several new 5G components, all of which will […]

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5G is the future, but what about Wi-Fi?

Presented by Ericsson North America The telecommunications industry is approaching an inflection point. Deployment of 4G technology has brought cellular performance to unparalleled levels of data speed, coverage, mobility, and security. With the advent of 5G, the next evolution in mobile wireless technology, this will accelerate even further. Ericsson’s recent ConsumerLab study revealed that a third […]

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Huawei’s Kirin 990 5G promises up to 2.3Gbps download speeds

Despite regulatory setbacks and fiercer competition than ever before, Huawei remains the second-largest smartphone vendor in the world by shipment volume. But phones are but one of the many segments in which the Beijing-based company has invested billions in R&D, with gadgets like tablets, set-top boxes, laptops, and headphones coming in close second. Then, there’s […]

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Verizon’s bizarre 5G rollout now covers some seats in 13 NFL stadiums

Rolling out a 5G network isn’t as easy as it sounds: Between the challenges of local approvals, physically climbing towers to install new radio hardware, and getting compatible handsets into consumers’ hands, the process can take longer than expected — and yield less-than-impressive results. As I’ve followed Verizon’s 5G rollout, I’ve kept these practical factors […]

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Samsung Galaxy A90 5G Brings 5G Connectivity To Mid-Range Phones

Samsung’s Galaxy A series of smartphones have typically been known for their affordability due to the fact that they’re generally positioned as mid-ranged devices. This also usually means that while you save money, you might have to sacrifice on certain features that might otherwise be available on high-end flagships. Advertising However, with the Samsung Galaxy […]

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5G-ready VR telepresence app Avatour launches in beta

When Sprint wanted to show off its 5G network’s ability to transform telecommunications, it partnered with Nokia and Imeve for a demonstration of how VR goggles will offer live, human-guided tours of remote locations, complete with responsive audio. Now Imeve is launching its Avatour app in beta form, giving U.S.-based companies nearly three months to […]

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