5G connectivity

ZTE Highlights Video Capabilities of New Axon 11 5G Smartphone

ZTE Highlights Video Capabilities of New Axon 11 5G Smartphone

ZTE Corporation has unveiled a new 5G smartphone that was built with an eye towards video production. To that end, the ZTE Axon 11 5G is able to record 4K videos at 60fps, and comes with an AI quad shooting setup that combines a 64MP main camera with a 120-degree 8MP wide angle camera, a 2MP macro camera,…

GSMA Reports Lay Out China’s 5G Evolution

GSMA Reports Lay Out China’s 5G Evolution

The GSMA has published a series of reports on the development of mobile technology in China, which collectively suggest that the country is likely to remain at the forefront of the 5G movement for the foreseeable future. The reports were published as part of the ‘GSMA China Week’ program, which is taking place online due…

Ericsson and Telenor Launch Norway’s First Commercial 5G Network

Ericsson and Telenor Launch Norway’s First Commercial 5G Network

Ericsson has teamed up with Telenor to bring 5G coverage to Norway. The two companies have launched a 5G network in the city of Trondheim in the first phase of a broader 5G rollout. The Trondheim network is the first commercial 5G network in the country. Telenor first partnered with Ericsson back in December, and…

GSMA and GTI Offer Policy Recommendations for 5G Development

GSMA and GTI Offer Policy Recommendations for 5G Development

The GSMA and GTI have published a new white paper that argues that governments need to craft more supportive policies to foster the development of large-scale 5G networks. To that end, the paper specifically asks legislators to work with mobile operators to overcome the infrastructural and investment challenges they are likely to face.  “Governments are…

New VIAVI Report Highlights Astonishing Growth of Global 5G Infrastructure

New VIAVI Report Highlights Astonishing Growth of Global 5G Infrastructure

VIAVI has published a new report on the current state of 5G. The report indicates that 5G networks have now been deployed in 378 cities spread across 34 different countries around the globe. According to VIAVI, South Korea has been the most enthusiastic adopter of 5G, with networks now active in 85 cities across the…

A Smartphone-centric Mobile ID Top Stories Roundup

A Smartphone-centric Mobile ID Top Stories Roundup

This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories is a smartphone-heavy one, featuring Samsung, Apple, 5G tech and more. The most popular article of the week was, in fact, first published last week – but the launch of Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone is big news, and readers have shown a sustained interest in it.…

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…

Orange France Chooses Ericsson for 5G Infrastructure

Orange France Chooses Ericsson for 5G Infrastructure

French telecommunications company Orange France — formerly France Telecom — announced it has selected Ericsson to help deploy its 5G radio access network (RAN) in three major French regions, including Paris. “For Orange, the deployment of 5G represents a huge challenge and is one of the main priorities of our Engage 2025 strategic plan,” said…

UK Grants Huawei Limited Role in National 5G Spectrum

UK Grants Huawei Limited Role in National 5G Spectrum

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that Chinese tech giant Huawei will be granted a limited role in Britain’s 5G cellular network, despite the fact that the United States has been calling on its allies to exclude the company. Huawei, who Britain referred to as a “high-risk vendor”, will be allowed into non-sensitive parts of…

NEC to Showcase New 5G Offerings at MWC Barcelona

NEC to Showcase New 5G Offerings at MWC Barcelona

NEC will be looking to generate new 5G business opportunities when it heads to February’s MWC event in Barcelona. The company will be showcasing a slew of new products and services based on 5G technology, all of which is part of a broader Smart Connectivity theme. The offerings are part of a comprehensive 5G ecosystem…

GSMA Predicts China will Outpace US in 5G Adoption

GSMA Predicts China will Outpace US in 5G Adoption

The GSMA is taking a look at the future prospects for smartphones and other 5G devices with a new report that was released during CES. The report seeks to give tech providers a better sense of the global landscape ahead of the impending launch of commercial 5G networks. In the report – appropriately titled The…

Nokia and Telia Hit 2 Gbps During 5G Demo in Helsinki

Nokia and Telia Hit 2 Gbps During 5G Demo in Helsinki

Nokia and Telia are toasting a successful demo of their 5G infrastructure in Finland. The demonstration took place at the downtown Maria 01 startup campus during the annual Slush start-up event, which takes place every November in Helsinki. The test was set up as part of a broader effort to show startups what they can…

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,…

Japanese Telecom KDDI Opts for IDEMIA’s eSIM Management Solution

Japanese Telecom KDDI Opts for IDEMIA’s eSIM Management Solution

KDDI, a major Japanese telecom, has opted to use IDEMIA’s Smart Connect Platform to support the eSIM management services it provides to enterprise customers. The ultimate aim is to let employees of organizations go online at any time while out in the field without the need to find Wi-Fi or to deal with physical SIM…

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.…

NTT Forecasts Rise of Smart Cities in Future Disrupted Report

NTT Forecasts Rise of Smart Cities in Future Disrupted Report

NTT Ltd. has released a Future Disrupted: 2020 report to highlight some of the latest trends that tech companies should be aware of entering the next year. In particular, NTT predicts that 2020 will be a banner year for smart cities and other connected environments, with data, IoT, and automation advances enabling the creation of…

Ericsson Report Highlights Importance of AI in Consumer IoT Tech

Ericsson Report Highlights Importance of AI in Consumer IoT Tech

Ericsson has released a new report that suggests that tech providers will need to leverage AI and automation to improve the customer experience on IoT devices. The company also argues that technology alone will not be enough to remain competitive in the upcoming 5G landscape. The communications service providers that succeed will need to make…

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