5G communications

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…