ARM today introduced a new Kigen technology with integrated SIM identity to IoT SoC designs and an integrated component called an iSIM that’s built into the same chip as the processor. The traditional take about 12.3 x 8.8mm in size and the additional hardware space to house them, while the iSIM will take up a fraction of a millimeter. Continue reading “ARM introduces iSIM that can be integrated into the SoC”
State-owned telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has finally launched 4G services in India starting from Kerala. BSNL 4G services will be available at five locations – Udumbanchola, Udumbanchola Town, Kallupalam, Chemmannar and Senapathy in Kerala in the high range Idukki district and is expected to be roll out to other districts in Kerala later this year. Continue reading “BSNL launches 4G LTE services in India starting from Kerala”
Qualcomm today announced that Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem is being selected by OEMs as a standard 5G compliant for mobile phones that are expected to launch starting in 2019. The OEMs include Asus, Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Connected Technologies Limited, HMD Global, HTC, Inseego/Novatel Wireless, LG, NetComm Wireless, NETGEAR, OPPO, Sharp Corporation, Sierra Wireless, Sony Mobile, Telit, Vivo, Wingtech, WNC, Xiaomi, and ZTE. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem to be used by mobile operators for 5G NR trails in 2018, devices coming in 2019”
Vodafone today launched VoLTE services in India starting from Delhi-NCR, Mumbai and Gujarat (Surat and Ahmedabad). With this option, now Vodafone users can enjoy HD quality voice calls with faster call set up time compared to normal voice calls on their VoLTE-compatible 4G handsets. There will be no additional data charges for VoLTE and calls will be billed as per existing plan or packs benefits. Continue reading “List of Vodafone VoLTE compatible Smartphones”
Energous; the developer of WattUp today announced that it received FCC certification for over the air and power-at-a-distance wireless charging technology. It is the first generation WattUp Mid Field transmitter which sends focused RF based power to compatible devices at a distance of three feet. Continue reading “Energous WattUp power-at-a-distance wireless charging technology certified by the FCC”
Ericsson together with Qualcomm and in collaboration with 9 leading telecom operators AT&T, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, SK Telecom, Sprint, Telstra, T-Mobile US, Verizon, and Vodafone today conducted a multivendor 5G interoperability test compliant with the global 3GPP standard for 5G New Radio (NR) Non-standalone (NSA), which also got its specs approved today. This was held in both the Ericsson Lab in Kista, Sweden and the Qualcomm Research lab in New Jersey, USA. Continue reading “Ericsson and Qualcomm with 9 other telecom operators achieve multi-band 5G NR interoperability”
Following the launch in Mumbai, Airtel recently launched VoLTE services across rest of Maharashtra & Goa. With this option, now Airtel users can enjoy HD quality voice calls with faster call set up time compared to normal voice calls on their VoLTE-compatible 4G handsets. There will be no additional data charges for VoLTE and calls will be billed as per existing plan or packs benefits. Continue reading “List of Airtel VoLTE compatible Smartphones”
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.
Continue reading “List of Jio 4G LTE and VoLTE Compatible Smartphones (Updated on Oct 2017)”
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.
Continue reading “USB 3.2 announced, aims to double the transfer speed”
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 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”
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.
Continue reading “5G specifications announced: 20Gbps download and 10Gbps upload”
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 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 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”