Tag: 5G

TSMC speeds up 5-nanometer chip manufacturing process due to 5G demand

Overall demand for semiconductors may be dropping somewhat in 2019, but key chip manufacturer TSMC is seeing increased demand for cutting-edge processors thanks to sales of early 5G devices, and is preparing to roll out more advanced technology “a little” earlier than expected. That’s the news from the company’s latest quarterly earnings conference (via DigiTimes), where […]

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Samsung starts mass-producing 5G- and AI-ready 12Gb LPDDR5 DRAM chips

As wireless networks and mobile CPUs become faster, the speed of the RAM used in portable devices can actually become a performance bottleneck, preventing them from processing data at peak speeds. Samsung is doing its part today to accelerate the performance of next-generation mobile devices, as it announced that it has started mass production of […]

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Verizon releases Inseego’s 5G MiFi hotspot as a nationwide exclusive

Inseego’s MiFi portable hotspots have been popular with users for years, enabling laptops, tablets, and prior-generation phones to access the latest cellular networks using Wi-Fi connections. Today, Verizon announced an exclusive deal to sell Inseego’s 5G model, the MiFi M1000, to customers nationwide, enabling users in five cities today — and a promised 30 by […]

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Microsoft-AT&T partnership is a preemptive strike in 5G

AT&T and Microsoft announced a multiyear partnership that will see AT&T move its non-network infrastructure computing needs to the Microsoft Azure cloud as it becomes a “cloud first” company. Aside from the 270K employees at AT&T that will now migrate to the Office 365 platform for office and collaboration needs, and the various apps and […]

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AT&T teams with Microsoft on 5G, AI, cloud, and edge innovations

AT&T’s mobile 5G network isn’t actually attracting consumers yet, but businesses are interested in the transformational improvements 5G can bring — and Microsoft is getting out in front of the impending wave of change. The carrier and enterprise-focused software maker announced today that they’re “joining forces to innovate around 5G, AI, cloud, and edge computing,” a […]

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NYT: 5G health fears stem from inaccurate, debunked claims

If anything had the potential to delay or derail the rollouts of new 5G cellular networks, it was a series of claims that the technology’s higher-frequency wireless signals might threaten human health. But those claims are “wrong,” the New York Times reports, and based on the work of two scientists whose views were debunked — […]

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Poland plans tighter 5G security standards, may curtail Huawei

(Reuters) — Poland has proposed tightening its cyber security standards and could ban certain products or suppliers from key parts of a future 5G network, the country’s digital ministry said in a document published on Wednesday. The proposals, sent to the European Commission on July 15, come after assessments conducted by European states amid an […]

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Researchers create tiny ‘beyond 5G’ chip for 100GHz data transmission

Fifth-generation cellular networks and devices are still in the earliest stages of launching across the world, but research on the next generation — 6G — is already underway. Today, researchers at the University of California, Irvine’s Nanoscale Communication Integrated Circuits Labs announced that they’ve created a tiny radio chip that can send and receive data in […]

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5G RailNext wins grant to bring AR to South Korean and U.K. subways

Subways are fertile ground for sci-fi movies, serving as perfect backdrops to reveal the mass adoption of futuristic technologies. Now the United Kingdom and South Korea are preparing to turn subway science fiction into fact, using 5G cellular technology to bring augmented and mixed reality content into their metro systems, with the potential to expand to […]

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Homeland Security Committee head seeks greater U.S. role in 5G standards

(Reuters) — A Republican lawmaker on Monday introduced legislation to boost the presence of U.S. firms in global industry standards bodies to combat China’s rising influence in next-generation 5G cellular network technology. The bill, from U.S. Representative Michael McCaul of Texas, presses the secretary of state to boost the “representation and leadership” of the United […]

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U.K. clears Huawei to supply some 5G gear as U.S. prepares to ease ban

Huawei’s reputation may have been irrevocably damaged by accusations of espionage, but the Chinese manufacturer appears poised to regain some of its business in both the United Kingdom and United States — albeit under continued clouds of suspicion. A key U.K. parliamentary committee is now recommending that Huawei’s gear be allowed at the edges of […]

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Huawei confirms July launch of first 5G phone, the Mate 20 X 5G

Huawei’s original plan for 2019 called for its foldable Mate X to become its first 5G phone, but a last-minute delay pushed the $2,600 device into September. Now the embattled Chinese company has confirmed that its more conventional smartphone, the Mate 20 X 5G, will be its first 5G phone, with official launches across multiple […]

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T-Mobile tees up 600MHz 5G launch with first commercial modem data session

While competitors focused their earliest 5G efforts on short-range millimeter wave hardware, T-Mobile steadfastly maintained that its strategy — blanket the U.S. with long-range 600MHz 5G coverage and then boost speeds with 2.5GHz and millimeter wave as needed — was a better approach to achieving truly nationwide 5G coverage. Today, the carrier took a major […]

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FCC will auction 2.5GHz spectrum for 5G, remove education requirements

(Reuters) — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday voted 3-2 to auction a key band of underused 2.5 GHz spectrum to help advance next-generation 5G wireless networks and scrap requirements that it be used for education. The mid-band spectrum was reserved in the 1960s for what is now known as the Educational Broadband Service. […]

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Intel pauses modem IP auction to give unnamed buyer exclusive access

Following its abrupt exit from the 5G smartphone modem business in April, Intel said that it was exploring the sale of related patents and intellectual property to potential buyers — a process that led to a late June auction of 8,500 patents, 94% of which were cellular, with the rest for “connected devices.” Now Intel […]

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Monaco debuts Europe’s first nationwide 5G network, using Huawei gear

While several European countries have launched early 5G networks in parts of multiple cities, none has achieved full nationwide coverage — until now. The small but wealthy principality of Monaco today has a comprehensive 5G network courtesy of local carrier Monaco Telecom, which notably relied on Huawei’s controversial 5G hardware to achieve the feat. Initially, […]

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India doubts Huawei’s 5G security promises, but U.K. carriers all buy in

Nonstop controversy over the security of Huawei’s 5G gear has left India uncertain about whether to allow the Chinese network hardware provider to participate in next-generation Indian cellular systems, but apparently hasn’t dissuaded U.K.-based carriers, according to a pair of new reports. The news suggests Huawei may yet wriggle free of U.S. government restraints and […]

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