Qualcomm signs 3G/4G China Patent License Agreement with vivo

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Qualcomm has signed a 3G/4G China Patent License Agreement with vivo. Under the terms of the agreement, Qualcomm has granted vivo a royalty-bearing patent license to develop, manufacture and sell 3G WCDMA and CDMA2000 and 4G LTE (including “3-mode” GSM, TD-SCDMA and LTE-TDD) complete devices for use in China.  Continue reading “Qualcomm signs 3G/4G China Patent License Agreement with vivo”

Qualcomm inks 3G/4G China Patent License Agreement with OPPO

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Qualcomm and OPPO have entered into a new 3G and 4G patent license agreement for China. Under the terms of the agreement, Qualcomm has granted OPPO a royalty bearing patent license to develop, manufacture and sell 3G (WCDMA and CDMA2000) and 4G, including 3-mode (LTE-TDD, TD-SCDMA and GSM) complete terminals.

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Dixon Technologies gears up to start local production of Gionee smartphones in India

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In a bid to bolster its ‘Make in India’ initiative even further, Gionee has appointed Dixon Technologies to locally start production of 3G and 4G smartphones.
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4G smartphones surpass 3G shipments in October 2015: IDC

A total of 9.3 million smartphones were shipped in India in the month of October 2015, according to a new report from International Data Corporation (IDC). A large chunk of these smartphones were 4G enabled from companies like Lenovo, Samsung and others.

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Samsung collaborates with KDDI to create 5G technologies

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Samsung has announced that they will be collaborating with KDDI to develop next generation 5G technologies. The brands had previously collaborated to innovate 3G and 4G technologies.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6 said to support Wi-Fi or 3G

Just yesterday, it was reported that Samsung is working on E series of tablets. Today, more information about the connectivity support of the tablet has surfaced in a new leak.

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Internet users to hit 3.2 billion people by end of 2015: Report

Internet users are multiplying every day and a latest report from The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is predicting that 3.2 billion people will be online by the end of 2015.

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Mobile data traffic soars 74% in India in 2014: Study

India as recorded 74% rise in mobile data traffic in 2014, according to a latest study from Nokia Networks. The study said that both 2G and 3G mobile broadband services were responsible for the rise.

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India Data Card shipment hits 6.72 million units as of June 2014: Report

India Data Card market registered an annual shipment of 6.72 million units for the year ending June 2014, according to a report from 6Wresearch. The India Data Card market which was previously commanded by the CDMA segment is now witnessing a strong shift towards GSM based Data Cards as they registered 69% share of the market, said the report.

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Micromax ties up with Aircel for bundled offers on Smartphones and 3G Dongles

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In a surprising move, Micromax, the second leading Smartphone vendor in India has tied up with Aircel, one of the leading network providers in India for bundled offers on its Smartphones and 3G dongles. What you see above is the image that details all the benefits of the bundling. The event has just started and we will try to bring all the details about the Micromax-Aircel bundling offers. Till then, you can watch the webcast here, of the event –

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Apple CEO Tim Cook meets China Mobile head to talk cooperation: Reuters

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China Mobile, the world’s largest operator by volume of subscribers is also the only operator in China that doesn’t offer iPhones or iPads for sale. The primary reason why China Mobile doesn’t offer Apple products is due to the company’s homegrown TD-SCDMA technology for 3G, which is an exclusive standard for the operator, for which most companies produce custom radios in their phones. But this might change soon, with Reuters reporting that Apple’s CEO Tim Cook is in talks with China Mobile’s Chairman Xi Guohua, for a possible cooperation between the two giants.

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Opinion – Why 3G Fair Usage Policy is Retarded

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Interrupting my usual Internet binging over a daily 2 hour commute, was a message from my operator. The message said I had exhausted my 2 GB limit for high speed internet this month, and now will be forced to a ridiculously low speed of 64 kbps. Say what?! Yes, I understand the concept of a fair usage policy thank you very much, and hey, apparently, I can either go through with the reduced speeds or order an add-on pack for an additional 250 rupees for a GB of 3G data. How lovely!

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Mobile data usage nearly doubles in India, thanks to a 3x increase in 3G usage

According to a MBIT index study conducted by Nokia Siemens Networks, the 3G infrastructure provider for most of the networks in India, it has been revealed that the mobile data usage in the country has almost doubled in the period of December 2011 – 2012. The main reason for the increased usage in mobile data is attributed to 3 times increase in usage of 3G mobile data by consumers, mainly from, what operators call, the “A” circles. Apparently, a regular 3G user consumes an average of 434 MB per month while the average amount of data consumed by the 2G user is 115 MB per month. Ultimately, there has been a 92% total increase in the usage of mobile data, with a whopping 196% increase in 3G usage and a 66% increase in 2G usage.

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