5G communications

GSMA Debunks Link Between 5G and COVID-19

GSMA Debunks Link Between 5G and COVID-19

The GSMA is trying to counter one of the more destructive pieces of misinformation to emerge in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the organization has condemned several incidences of arson against mobile phone masts in the United Kingdom. According to the GSMA, the arson can likely be attributed to a disinformation campaign that…

Fujitsu Receives First Private 5G License in Japan

Fujitsu Receives First Private 5G License in Japan

Fujitsu will soon begin implementing Japan’s first private 5G network. The company has been granted a provisional license for a private 5G radio station by the Kanto Bureau of Telecommunications, becoming the first company in the country to receive such a license. With the license, Fujitsu will be able to set up a radio station…

U.S. Officials Say Huawei Has Secret Back Doors Into Mobile Networks

U.S. Officials Say Huawei Has Secret Back Doors Into Mobile Networks

According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, U.S. officials say they have evidence that Chinese telecom and 5G network systems giant Huawei has secret back doors into mobile networks that it maintains across the globe. The accusations from the U.S. arrive after years of tensions between the U.S. and China that have been…

NTT DOCOMO Looks Ahead to 2030 with New 6G White Paper

NTT DOCOMO Looks Ahead to 2030 with New 6G White Paper

Commercial 5G networks are still in their nascent stages, but NTT DOCOMO is already looking ahead to the next evolution of mobile technology. The company has released a new white paper that details the concepts and use cases for commercial 6G networks, which it expects to introduce ahead of 2030. According to the white paper,…

FCC to Launch $9 Billion Fund to Strengthen 5G Coverage in Rural Areas

FCC to Launch $9 Billion Fund to Strengthen 5G Coverage in Rural Areas

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai announced that his department will be allocating $9 billion in funding, previously slated for a similar program to improve 4G LTE coverage in rural areas, to bolster the deployment of the next generation 5G spectrum in the same rural areas. The news comes after major telecommunications carriers Verizon,…

FCC to Auction 5G Spectrum

FCC to Auction 5G Spectrum

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai has announced that he will direct his agency to auction off the nation’s long-awaited 5G spectrum. Details of the auction have yet to be released, however in letters sent to lawmakers on Monday Pai noted he wishes to auction 280 megahertz of C-band spectrum for the service.…

Aerendir Partners with SiFive to Make Affordable On-Device AI

Aerendir Partners with SiFive to Make Affordable On-Device AI

Aerendir is teaming up with SiFive in an effort to make AI more affordable for device manufacturers. The partnership anticipates that there will be a rising demand for IoT technology following the launch of commercial 5G networks. To that end, Aerendir will leverage SiFive’s RISC-V Core to provide manufacturers with cost-effective on-device AI. The technology…

Latest VW Golf’s ‘V2X’ Tech Could Help Pave Way for Autonomous Traffic

Latest VW Golf’s ‘V2X’ Tech Could Help Pave Way for Autonomous Traffic

The latest iteration of the Volkswagen Golf has become the first volume European car model to feature V2X, wireless communications technology that could become an important component of autonomous driving infrastructure. Also called “Vehicle-to-Everything”, the technology is essentially designed to communicate with roadside sensors and other V2X-equipped vehicles in order to convey and receive important…

Samsung Eyes 5G Future with New Exynos Processor and Modem

Samsung Eyes 5G Future with New Exynos Processor and Modem

Samsung is laying the groundwork for 5G networks with a new processor and a new 5G modem. Respectively dubbed the Exynos 990 and Exynos Modem 5123, the new products are both built with 7-nanometer extreme ultra-violet (EUV) technology and will enter mass production before the end of the year. The Exynos 990 and Modem 5123…

Ericsson and Qualcomm Complete Successful Test of Standalone 5G Connection

Ericsson and Qualcomm Complete Successful Test of Standalone 5G Connection

Ericsson and Qualcomm have moved one step closer to a commercial 5G network after conducting a successful test of a standalone 5G data connection. The test was carried out with Ericsson’s new radio software and 5G cloud core platform using a smartphone test device equipped with the Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System from Qualcomm. “This…

Qualcomm and Google Team Up to Push 5G Development

Qualcomm and Google Team Up to Push 5G Development

With the dawn of the 5G era on the horizon, Google and Qualcomm are both hoping that app developers will be quick to embrace the new technology. That’s why the two tech giants are teaming up to shed some light on the benefits of 5G at Google I/O. “4G enabled a new wave of disruptive…

NTT Docomo Lays More Track in Race to 5G

NTT Docomo Lays More Track in Race to 5G

NTT Docomo has paved more runway in the race toward 5G connectivity with a recent test of high-speed communications. Working with glass specialist AGC, the Japanese telecom developed a glass-mounted antenna system that could be equipped onto a vehicle. It worked with Ericsson to test this technology in a real-world trial, in which data was…