Tag: 5G

CES 2019’s mediocre 5G demos set the stage for a confusing year

During a 5G-focused Mobile Innovation event at last year’s CES, Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon said he hoped to appear at 2019’s show with a working 5G phone on a live network. Since there were exactly zero 5G phones or networks in existence at that point, his plan sounded ambitious, but his quiet confidence made the outcome seem […]

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Apple considered Samsung and MediaTek for 5G modems in 2019 iPhones

(Reuters) — Apple held talks with Samsung Electronics and MediaTek along with existing vendor Intel to supply 5G modem chips for 2019 iPhones, according to an Apple executive’s testimony at a trial between Qualcomm and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Friday. Between 2011 and 2016, Apple relied on San Diego-based Qualcomm as the sole […]

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Apple Considered Using 5G Modems From Samsung, MediaTek, and Intel for 2019 iPhones

Word on the street is that Apple isn’t rushing to adopt 5G technology in its iPhone lineup this year, but it appears that the company at least considered it. According to a report from Reuters, based on testimony provided by Apple supply chain executive Tony Blevins during the ongoing trial between the Federal Trade Commission […]

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TIA warns U.S. government shutdown will hurt 5G rollout

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) today became the latest group to warn the public about unintended consequences of President Donald Trump’s already 20-day-long shutdown of the U.S. government. It says the country can expect its 5G rollout to be impacted, largely due to the FCC running out of funding and suspending key services on January 3, […]

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This is Samsung’s 5G Prototype Smartphone and end-to-end 5G wall at CES

After covering live 5G demos at Qualcomm’s and Intel’s 2019 CES booths, I went to Samsung’s booth to see what sort of 5G gear might be on display. Ahead of the show, Samsung told me that it wasn’t going to have any major 5G announcements or new hardware to show, so I wasn’t expecting to […]

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AT&T promises nationwide 5G in early 2020 — using sub-6GHz spectrum

AT&T already launched its initial mobile 5G network in parts of 12 U.S. cities last December, but it’s now preparing for full nationwide coverage — a dauntingly large task that its millimeter wave small cells won’t be able to handle alone. This morning, the carrier revealed that it will “offer nationwide 5G coverage with our lower […]

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Qualcomm and Intel have 5G devices at CES 2019, but Huawei’s are MIA

Chipmakers and carriers spent most of 2018 talking about their 5G plans for this year, but when it came time to actually show up at the 2019 CES with 5G devices, the differences between companies couldn’t have been starker. Only one major U.S. carrier, AT&T, has yet to hold its press conference, while everyone else has […]

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Verizon’s 5G keynote at CES spotlights media, drone flight, and health partnerships

Introduced by Consumer Technology Association head Gary Shapiro as one of the most exciting speakers at the 2019 CES, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg took the stage to discuss the network’s plans for 5G this year. He focused on fairly narrow upcoming uses of 5G technologies by various partners while actually demonstrating very few of them. But […]

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Sprint promises Samsung 5G phone for Summer 2019, assuming it’s still here

Though Sprint’s merger with T-Mobile is expected to be approved this year, the timing remains ambiguous, leaving the fourth-place U.S. carrier to continue discussing its plans for independent 5G service and devices. This morning, the company officially announced that it will release a Samsung 5G smartphone in Summer 2019, enabling Sprint customers to access 5G services ahead […]

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Samsung Bolt gets Wi-Fi certification as a 5G hotspot, not a Galaxy phone

With 2019’s CES trade show now only days away, there’s been no shortage of speculation as to Samsung’s plans for announcing new 5G devices at its Monday evening media event. But one such device, named “Bolt,” has turned out not to be the exciting 5G variant of the Galaxy S10 some were expecting — it’s […]

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Interview with Verizon CEO Vestberg: It’s All About 5G

CEO Hans Vestberg in Verizon’s New Jersey offices, as he spoke with Techonomy’s Kampel and Kirkpatrick. (Photo by Josh Kampel) “How can we enable industry to be transformed totally by digitalization, and how can society get the benefits from that?” Hans Vestberg became CEO of Verizon last August 1, after spending his first year at […]

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