USB 3.2 announced, aims to double the transfer speed

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USB 3.0 Promoter Group that comprises of Apple, HP, Intel, Microsoft, Renesas Electronics, ST Microelectronics and Texas Instruments has announced a new USB 3.2 specification that will offer multi-lane operation for new USB 3.2 hosts and devices, allowing for up to two lanes of 10 Gbps operation. This succeeds the USB 3.1 that was first introduced in 2013 offering 5 Gbps speed, later USB 3.1 gen 2 was introduced that offered 10 Gbps transfer speed.

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List of Jio 4G LTE and VoLTE Compatible Smartphones

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Since the inception of Reliance Jio, the way we use mobile data has been drastically changed both in terms of quality and cost. However, it can often be confusing to find out just which phones are compatible and whether you need to change your phone or not. So we’ve decided to bring the Jio supported phones list to make the job easier for you.

Having said that not all the 4G smartphones support VoLTE, where some of them have to use Jio Join App for making voice calls on Jio 4G network.

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How to get Jio Prime membership offer

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Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director, Mukesh Ambani recently announced that Jio had crossed 100 million customers and launched Jio Prime membership. Jio Prime is basically an annual membership scheme for Jio users, which will enable them to enjoy a host of services for a nominal charge of INR 99 per year. Continue reading “How to get Jio Prime membership offer”

Vodafone launches 4G services in Pune

Vodafone has launched its 4G services in Pune. Vodafone 4G is now available across 107 cities and towns in Maharashtra & Goa including Nagpur, Nashik, Vasai, Akola, Chandrapur, Amravati, Latur, Dhule, Malegaon, Goa, Ahmednagar, Nanded, Sangli, Miraj, Kolhapur, Jalgaon etc. and will soon be rolled out across all major towns and cities of Maharashtra by March 2017. Continue reading “Vodafone launches 4G services in Pune”

5G specifications announced: 20Gbps download and 10Gbps upload

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We got the official 5G logo earlier this month. Earlier this week the International Telcommunication Union (ITU) released a new report to confirm minimum requirements related to technical performance for IMT-2020 or 5G radio interface(s) which support the new capabilities of systems beyond IMT-2000 and IMT-Advanced. This outlines 13 specs that will need to be met for networks to call themselves 5G.

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Intel introduces its first Gigabit LTE modem XMM 7560, 3rd Gen Intel Mobile Trial Platform for testing 5G devices

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Intel today announced XMM 7560 modem, its fifth-generation LTE modem, and its first one offering gigabit speeds and also its first LTE modem to be manufactured on its 14nm process. It supports LTE Advanced Pro for downlink up to Category 16 with speeds exceeding 1 Gbps, and Category 13 for uplink with speeds of up to 225 Mbps. Continue reading “Intel introduces its first Gigabit LTE modem XMM 7560, 3rd Gen Intel Mobile Trial Platform for testing 5G devices”

Samsung announces commercial readiness of its RFIC chip for 5G

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Samsung Electronics has announced commercial readiness of its 5G RF Integrated Circuit (RFIC) which is a key component in the production and commercialization of next-generation base station and other radio access products. The first RFIC-equipped solution is expected to be announced early next year. Continue reading “Samsung announces commercial readiness of its RFIC chip for 5G”

Airtel enhances network capacity in Maharashtra and Goa, launches 4G in 1800 MHz band

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Airtel launched 4G on mobile in Bengaluru based on 2300 MHz TDD-LTE (Band 40) last year. Today the company has rolled out 4G services in the 1800 MHz (Band 3) spectrum band using FDD-LTE technology. Continue reading “Airtel enhances network capacity in Maharashtra and Goa, launches 4G in 1800 MHz band”

Vodafone launches 4G services in Chennai

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After launching 4G services in Coimbatore and Tiruppur in Tamil Nadu in December and in Madurai last month, Vodafone has launched its 4G services in Chennai, as it had promised. Vodafone said that its 4G services will be made available in all major towns and cities across the state by March 2017. Continue reading “Vodafone launches 4G services in Chennai”

Vodafone 4G launching in Chennai on February 13

Vodafone 4G launch Chennai invite

Vodafone launched its 4G LTE services in Tamil Nadu back in December last year starting from Coimbatore and Tiruppur. At that time is said that it will roll out 4G services in all major towns and cities across the state by March 2017. Today it has sent out invites for the launch of 4G services in Chennai. S Murali , Business Head- Tamil Nadu, Vodafone India and Chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand will be present. Continue reading “Vodafone 4G launching in Chennai on February 13”

Telstra launches world’s first commercial Gigabit LTE Network in Sydney

Telstra Gigabit LTE Network

Telstra, Ericsson, Qualcomm and NETGEAR has introduced the world’s first commercial Gigabit LTE network and device. Australian operator Telstra confirmed at the Gigabit LTE Experience event in Sydney that their Gigabit LTE service has launched in select state capital city CBDs, with more to follow. This was demoed in Nighthawk M1 Mobile Router (MR1100). Telstra was the first globally to launch 600Mbps download speeds back in September 2015. Continue reading “Telstra launches world’s first commercial Gigabit LTE Network in Sydney”

Idea to launch VoLTE services across its 4G circles by this year

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Few months back there was a report that said Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular were gearing up to launch VoLTE (Voice Over LTE) services to take on Reliance Jio who launched pan-India 4G LTE services with VoLTE (Voice Over LTE) back in September last year. Idea Cellular at an event to launch ‘Digital Idea’ yesterday said that  it will launch VoLTE services for its customers in all of its 4G Circles within this year. Continue reading “Idea to launch VoLTE services across its 4G circles by this year”

JDI introduces 5.5-inch Full HD flexible LCD display for smartphones

JDI 5.5-inch Full-HD flexible curved LCD display

A week after after announcing that it has started mass production of 5-inch class Quad HD In-cell touch LTPS display, JDI is in the news again by announcing that it is developing FULL ACTIVE FLEX 5.5-inch Full-HD LCD display for smartphones. The company said that it uses a plastic substrate for both sides of the liquid crystal layer. Continue reading “JDI introduces 5.5-inch Full HD flexible LCD display for smartphones”