5G networks

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,…

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…

China Launches Massive 5G Network Rollout

China Launches Massive 5G Network Rollout

China has launched 5G capabilities in 50 cities across the country in what is being called one of the biggest single rollouts of the super-fast mobile network technology. Experts warn that the massive switch to 5G threatens to vault China past the U.S not only with regards to the consumer benefits the technology can afford…

Nokia and Telia Launch 5G Network at Helsinki Mall

Nokia and Telia Launch 5G Network at Helsinki Mall

Nokia and Telia are teaming up to launch a 5G network at the Mall of Tripla in Helsinki, Finland. The Telia-run network is built with Nokia base stations and small cell technology, including the 5G AirScale Indoor Radio small cells that have been installed throughout the shopping center.   According to the two companies, the…

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…

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…

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…

GSMA China Report Projects Major 5G Expansion

GSMA China Report Projects Major 5G Expansion

The GSMA has released the findings of its first Mobile Economy report on China, revealing that the mobile industry was responsible for 5.5 percent of the country’s GDP in 2018. The industry generated $750 billion in value, all while supporting 8.5 million jobs and adding $84 billion in tax revenue to the country’s coffers.   …

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 Trials Facial Recognition Over 5G with NTT DOCOMO

NEC Trials Facial Recognition Over 5G with NTT DOCOMO

“…with NEC’s ‘Context-aware Service Controller’, the system is designed to dynamically allocate network resources as needed, switching to high-definition images only when faces are detected.” A trial of facial recognition technology from NEC could point to how such technology could be used in the 5G future. The company has announced that it has provided a…