Tag: 5G

Siggraph 2019 showed why wireless VR all but demands 5G or Wi-Fi 6

Virtual reality headsets have come a long way over the last five years, and in the next five years, they’ll take even bigger steps forward thanks to advances in computer graphics and display technologies. But as I saw at this year’s Siggraph conference in Los Angeles, next-generation wireless technologies are the missing link for the […]

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Verizon CEO expects 5G in 50% of U.S. land by 2020, 50% of phones by 2024

While AT&T and T-Mobile have both committed to nationwide rollouts of 5G cellular technology next year, an interview with Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg this morning suggests that 5G may actually take considerably longer than that to spread to customers. However, the prickly nature of the interview with CNBC’s David Faber this morning may have done […]

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Qualcomm exec doubles down on the power of 5G and AI at the edge

Kishore Chakravadhanula, Qualcomm’s product manager for robotics, believes that 5G is the connective fabric that’s going to radically change the landscape for AI at the edge in the coming years. Addressing the audience at Transform 2019 this month, he said it will be as ubiquitous as electricity and Wi-Fi and will bring about massive change. […]

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Verizon brings 5G to Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Washington D.C.

Verizon may have been the first to launch 5G home broadband in the United States, and one of the world’s first carriers to offer commercial mobile 5G to paying customers, but its early 5G networks have been limited in both cities and coverage. That’s improving somewhat today with the addition of four new mobile 5G […]

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Qualcomm and Tencent partner on games and a 5G phone

(Reuters) — Qualcomm and Tencent said on Monday they will cooperate on projects that could include making the Chinese company’s videogames play better on devices with Qualcomm chips, and create a 5G version of a Tencent-backed gaming phone. Qualcomm is the largest supplier of mobile phone chips that power many Android devices. With a market […]

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T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Approved by Justice Department

The $26 billion merger deal between T-Mobile and Sprint has finally been approved by the United States Justice Department. The deal was in the regulatory pipeline for last one year. The Federal Communications Commission has finally given a go-ahead for the merger. The Justice Department wanted to retain four carriers and thus approved the deal […]

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U.S. DOJ approves T-Mobile-Sprint merger, states maintain antitrust suit

After a long and winding process that ultimately required signoffs from two U.S. federal agencies and the divestment of key assets, T-Mobile’s $26 billion merger with rival Sprint has officially won approval from the Department of Justice, which had opposed the deal until now. The decision was announced this morning by the agency’s antitrust head Makan […]

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T-Mobile’s $5 billion asset sale will make Dish a weak 4th place carrier

It’s no secret that T-Mobile and Sprint have spent more than a year trying to win regulatory approval for their merger, or that they were willing to do practically anything officials asked in order to make it happen. FCC commissioners wanted guaranteed nationwide 5G coverage, including rural and underserved communities — they got it. Then […]

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Vodafone’s deals with Telefonica and TIM show how 5G will quickly expand

If you’ve ever experienced terrible cell service despite paying $40 to $80 per line per month, you probably aren’t inclined to shed a tear for cellular carriers that claim to be too cash-strapped to improve their network coverage without assistance. But as 5G networks roll out across the world, carriers are openly struggling with the […]

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Apple clearly wants Intel’s 5G modem business, but for an odd reason

Wall Street Journal headline aside, it’s not really “news” at this point that Apple wants to acquire Intel’s 5G modem business. Apple’s possible interest in a deal was widely reported immediately after Intel withdrew from developing 5G modems, and was all but entirely confirmed when Intel paused its modem auction to pursue an exclusive deal with […]

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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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