5G connectivity

Japanese Telecom Selects Ericsson as Primary 5G Vendor

Japanese Telecom Selects Ericsson as Primary 5G Vendor

“KDDI is aiming to launch its first commercial 5G services in March of 2020, having been allocated communications spectrum by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications…” Ericsson has been selected as the primary 5G vendor for KDDI, a major Japanese telecom. The agreement will see Ericsson supply KDDI with Radio Access Network equipment supporting…

GSMA Reveals Speakers for Mobile 360 – Eurasia

GSMA Reveals Speakers for Mobile 360 – Eurasia

The GSMA has unveiled the first set of speakers that will be taking the stage at next month’s Mobile 360 – Eurasia 2019 conference. The second iteration of the event will focus primarily on the impending rollout of commercial 5G networks, and is scheduled to run from October 8th to 9th at the Lotte Hotel…

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…

5G Infrastructure Market to See CAGR of 76% Through 2026: Report

5G Infrastructure Market to See CAGR of 76% Through 2026: Report

Fortune Business Insights has released a new report that suggests that the 5G infrastructure market is primed to explode in the next few years. The report predicts that the market will grow at an astonishing CAGR of 76.29 percent between 2018 and 2026, climbing from $720.6 million to $50.64 billion during the forecast period. The…

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Tech Powers Samsung’s New 5G Smartphone

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Tech Powers Samsung’s New 5G Smartphone

Qualcomm has revealed that the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform has been placed in Samsung’s new Galaxy Note10 smartphone, a mobile device that was designed specifically for the 5G era. In conjunction with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X50 modem, the 855 platform will offer faster performance, better 5G connectivity, and improved AI and XR capabilities. “Devices like the…

Karma Automotive Unveils Luxury Electric Car with 5G, Biometric Features

Karma Automotive Unveils Luxury Electric Car with 5G, Biometric Features

The electric carmaker Karma Automotive has revealed that its new SC1 Vision Concept car will be making its North American debut at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, August 18th. The SC1 will be displayed on the Concept Lawn during the event. The new luxury vehicle comes with a slew of high-tech bells and whistles,…

Vivo Reveals Ambitious 5G Plans at MWC Shanghai

Vivo Reveals Ambitious 5G Plans at MWC Shanghai

Vivo is focusing on 5G at this week’s Mobile World Congress Shanghai event, announcing a slate of new products based on 5G technologies. The most noteworthy is Vivo’s first commercial 5G smartphone, which is on display at MWC Shanghai before becoming widely available in the third quarter of 2019. The smartphone will serve as the…

NEC and Samsung Create Joint 5G Sales Team

NEC and Samsung Create Joint 5G Sales Team

NEC and Samsung are forming a joint marketing team in an effort to accelerate the development of the 5G ecosystem. The team will specifically target the European and APAC markets, and will focus on the delivery of IT services and 5G products that will appeal to international telecom providers. The members of the team will…

Biggest UK MNO Prepares to Flip the 5G Switch

Biggest UK MNO Prepares to Flip the 5G Switch

The UK’s largest Mobile Network Operator is about the launch the country’s first commercial 5G network. A joint venture of Deutsche Telekom and Orange (formerly France Télécom), EE is the largest operator of 4G services in Europe. Now, it’s poised to become a pioneer in the realm of 5G, announcing that it plans to initiate…

Palace Museum and Huawei Plan Smart Museum Powered by 5G and AI

Palace Museum and Huawei Plan Smart Museum Powered by 5G and AI

Beijing’s Palace Museum is partnering with Huawei to update its technological capabilities. The two organizations will work together to develop a new 5G application and build a “smart museum” that will make the collection more accessible and more engaging for on-site visitors and remote guests dropping in for virtual tours. “With the help of technology,…

5G Networks to Reach 2.7B People by 2025: GSMA Report

5G Networks to Reach 2.7B People by 2025: GSMA Report

“…the report predicts that by 2025, there will be about 1.4 billion 5G connections around the world, accounting for 15 percent of the global mobile market.” Just ahead of this year’s Mobile World Congress, the GSMA has issued a new report predicting the spread of 5G networks and the transformative impact it will deliver together…

Microsoft and IDEMIA Discuss the Benefits of eSIM Functionality

Microsoft and IDEMIA have shed some light on the partnership between the two companies and the future of eSIM technology. According to a recent interview with Microsoft’s Shai Guday and IDEMIA’s Emir Aboulhosn, eSIM tech is already poised to transform the smartphone market, with Aboulhosn forecasting that every major phone manufacturer will deploy eSIM technology…

NEC, NTT DOCOMO Stream 8K Video to Hi-Speed Train in Latest 5G Trial

NEC, NTT DOCOMO Stream 8K Video to Hi-Speed Train in Latest 5G Trial

NEC and Japan-based telecom NTT DOCOMO have made further progress in their efforts to trial experimental 5G connectivity technology. Together with Tobu Railway Co., the companies successfully transmitted high-definition video to a fast-moving train. It’s the culmination of a long-term effort. Last spring the companies transmitted 3G data to a car moving at over 300km…

Ericsson Outlines IoT, 5G Tech Advancements

Ericsson Outlines IoT, 5G Tech Advancements

“These technological advancements further serve to illustrate Ericsson’s aggressive positioning in the emerging 5G industry…” Ericsson is showing that it already has one foot in the IoT future with the announcement of new technological advancements for the expanding world of connected Things. One such enhancement, aptly dubbed “NB-IoT Extended Cell Range 100km”, is an extension…

NTT to Highlight Biometrics, AI, and 5G at MWC19

NTT to Highlight Biometrics, AI, and 5G at MWC19

Japan’s biggest telecom has officially announced its plans to attend this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and it’s going to put artificial intelligence and 5G technologies in the spotlight. Biometric technology will play an important role in NTT’s AI showcase. The company says one of its exhibits will be of “Smart Airport” solutions including…

Consumers are Skeptical About the 5G Future: GSMA Intelligence

Consumers are Skeptical About the 5G Future: GSMA Intelligence

The 5G future is on the way. We just don’t know what it will look like, or how much consumers will be willing to pay for a high speed premium. That’s the takeaway from two new Consumer Survey reports published by GSMA Intelligence during CES 2019. Together, The Future of Devices and 5G’s Great Expectations…

GSMA, Industry Partners Announce AR/VR Forum

GSMA, Industry Partners Announce AR/VR Forum

The GSMA is looking to tie Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality technology to the growing momentum around 5G connectivity, announcing a new initiative aimed at encouraging the development of cloud-based AR and VR services. Called “The GSMA Cloud AR/VR Forum”, the program has the backing of major mobile network operators including China Mobile, China Telecom,…

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…