Tag: 5G

U.S. will reallocate military 3.5GHz spectrum for consumer 5G in 2021

Over the past three years, engineers and carriers across the world have largely agreed that 3.5GHz-adjacent radio spectrum is ideal for 5G deployments — a “mid band” compromise between the lower frequencies used by older cellular standards and the higher, shorter-distance millimeter wave frequencies. But in the United States, the Department of Defense (DoD) has […]

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Huawei will stop producing Kirin chipsets on September 15

(Reuters) — Huawei will stop making its flagship Kirin chipsets next month, financial magazine Caixin said on Saturday, as the impact of U.S. pressure on the Chinese tech giant grows. U.S. pressure on Huawei’s suppliers has made it impossible for the company’s HiSilicon chip division to keep making the chipsets, key components for mobile phone, […]

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Google launches Android 11 Beta 3, lets COVID-19 apps work with location off

Google today launched Android 11 Beta 3, the seventh and final preview of its next mobile OS version. Beta 3 puts Android 11 into release candidate status, which means Google is done putting the finishing touches on the new platform. This is the last chance developers have to make sure their apps and games are […]

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T-Mobile launches world’s first nationwide standalone 5G network

Although T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon are all offering “5G” in the United States, they — and their international peers — have continued to use 4G gear for their network backbones, deploying 5G radios as the first of two steps to offering fully 5G service. Today, T-Mobile announced it has taken the second step by launching […]

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FCC begins 3.5GHz auction, opening ‘prime’ mid band spectrum to 5G

Although the United States has already seen successful deployments of low and high band wireless spectrum for 5G networks, international carriers have largely focused on mid band spectrum — centered on 3.5GHz-adjacent frequencies — for their early 5G deployments. Following extensive preparations and some delays, the FCC today officially kicked off a nationwide auction of […]

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AT&T’s 5G network goes nationwide with no extra cost on unlimited plans

Having launched preliminary 5G services using millimeter wave hardware in late 2018, AT&T has technically been operating a 5G network for a year and a half — but between the “5G+” network’s few connection points and extremely limited hardware support, most people in the U.S. couldn’t actually use it. Today, AT&T says that it has officially […]

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G Launched

Earlier this year, Samsung announced the Galaxy Z Flip, the company’s second attempt at a foldable smartphone which came in a clamshell form factor. The phone, despite launching in 2020, did not come with support for 5G, although we have heard rumors that the company was planning on introducing a newer model with 5G. Advertising […]

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Sandvik picks Nokia 5G networking gear to automate underground mining

Over the past few years, there’s been no shortage of hype over 5G’s massive business implications, as hardware makers, carriers, and enterprises have pitched 5G networks as the enabler of “the fourth industrial revolution” or “industry 4.0” — too often without concrete examples of why 5G will matter. Today, Nokia announced one of the most intriguing industrial […]

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Verizon advances 5G edge computing with IBM deal, interoperability specs

Last Chance: Register for Transform, VB’s AI event of the year, hosted online July 15-17. Back in January, Verizon revealed the 5G Future Forum, a group of cellular carriers focused on creating global interoperability standards for multi-access edge computing (MEC) hardware — in other words, cloud servers and hardware that are more responsive because they’re […]

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Samsung: Expect 6G in 2028, enabling mobile holograms and digital twins

Take the latest VB Survey to share how your company is implementing AI today. Just as the earliest 5G networks began to go live two years ago, a handful of scientists were eager to publicize their initial work on the next-generation 6G standard, which was at best theoretical back then, and at worst an ill-timed […]

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Nokia 5G software can upgrade 5 million 4G tower radios without climbs

Take the latest VB Survey to share how your company is implementing AI today. As 5G networks continue to spread across the world — faster than some predicted, but slower than others might prefer — physically upgrading existing 4G towers has proved to be a significant bottleneck, leading to massive expenses, permitting controversies, and shortages […]

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U.K. bans Huawei 5G gear, orders all network equipment torn out by 2027

Take the latest VB Survey to share how your company is implementing AI today. (Reuters) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered Huawei equipment to be purged completely from Britain’s 5G network by 2027, risking the ire of China by signalling that the world’s biggest telecoms equipment maker is no longer welcome in the West. The […]

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Apple will goose 5G sales in late 2020, but does anyone still care?

Take the latest VB Survey to share how your company is implementing AI today. Two years ago, when Qualcomm was commercializing early 5G components as Intel struggled to produce 5G smartphone modems, Apple appeared to be in an unenviably poor position — dependent on an Intel solution that might never come to market while a […]

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PC shipments grew 3-11% in Q2 2020 despite coronavirus

Take the latest VB Survey to share how your company is implementing AI today. After years of bad news, PC shipments saw growth in 2019, only to have the coronavirus pandemic cut the celebration short in Q1 2020. Now for some good news: The PC market grew between 2.8% and 11.2% in Q2 2020, according […]

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