Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 unveiled as first commercial 5G Mobile Platform, to power 5G mobile devices starting early 2019

At the third-annual Snapdragon Tech Summit, Qualcomm introduced the first commercial 5G mobile platform, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform that will enable commercial 5G networks and mobile devices in Early 2019. Snapdragon 855 mobile platform will be combined with Snapdragon X50 5G modem family and Qualcomm QTM052 mmWave antenna modules with integrated RF transceiver, RF front-end and antenna elements, helping OEMs address the exponential increase in device design complexity that comes with 5G in both sub-6 GHz and mmWave bands.

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Qualcomm and Nokia announce the completion of 5G NR mmWave and Sub-6 GHz Over-the-Air interoperability

Qualcomm Technologies and Nokia have announced that they have successfully achieved over-the-air (OTA) 5G NR data calls in both the mmWave and sub-6 GHz spectrum bands. It is in compliant with the global 3GPP 5G NR Release 15 specification in NSA mode. The interoperability testing milestones were completed at Nokia’s 5G center of excellence in Oulu, Finland using commercially available Nokia AirScale base stations and a test device powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem and antenna modules. Continue reading “Qualcomm and Nokia announce the completion of 5G NR mmWave and Sub-6 GHz Over-the-Air interoperability”

Mitsubishi and NTT DOCOMO achieve first 27Gbps 5G data speeds in outdoor trials

Mitsubishi Electric and NTT DOCOMO have announced that both the companies have achieved world’s first 5G mobile telecommunications proof of concept for 27Gbps and 25Gbps maximum throughputs via one mobile terminal over communication distances of 10m and 100m, respectively, using the 28GHz radio frequency. Continue reading “Mitsubishi and NTT DOCOMO achieve first 27Gbps 5G data speeds in outdoor trials”

EE to launch 5G services in 16 UK cities in 2019

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EE; UK’s mobile network that is part of BT Group has announced that it is switching on 5G sites in 16 UK cities in 2019. The first launch cities will be London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham, and Manchester. EE is building 5G in the busiest parts of the six launch cites including Hyde Park in London, Manchester Arena, Belfast City Airport, the Welsh Assembly, Edinburgh Waverly train station and Birmingham’s Bullring. Continue reading “EE to launch 5G services in 16 UK cities in 2019”

What is 5G? Everything you need to know

If you are an avid follower of the tech industry, you’ve likely heard the term ‘5G’ a lot. So what exactly is 5G? Simply put, Fifth generation wireless network(5G) is the next proposed telecommunication standard beyond the current 4G standard. 5G technology offers a large bandwidth and many advanced features which makes it demanding and a lot powerful in the foreseeable future. Continue reading “What is 5G? Everything you need to know”

Airtel showcases 5G use cases and futuristic digital technologies including connected cars, Autonomous Drones and more

Bharti today, at the  India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2018 showcased a range of futuristic digital technologies as a part of the its Airtel 3.0 vision under which it aims to build networks and services that enrich lives of customers by enabling a world-class digital experiences. Continue reading “Airtel showcases 5G use cases and futuristic digital technologies including connected cars, Autonomous Drones and more”

Kolkata tops 4G availability in India’s 22 telecoms circles: OpenSignal

In a recent report posted by OpenSignal, a mobile analytics company, Kolkata has topped the list on a new analysis on 4G availability in India’s 22 telecoms circles. The company conducted analysis on 4G availability across all of India’s 22 telecoms circles in the 90 days from the start of May 2018. Continue reading “Kolkata tops 4G availability in India’s 22 telecoms circles: OpenSignal”

List of Airtel VoLTE compatible Smartphones

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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”

TRAI releases 4G and 5G spectrum recommendations, price for next auction

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) just released recommendations on Auction of Spectrum in 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2300 MHz, 2500 MHz, including 5G spectrum – 3300-3400 MHz and 3400-3600 MHz bands after the Department of Telecommunications (DoT)   requested TRAI to provide applicable reserve price, quantum of spectrum to be auctioned and associated conditions for auction of spectrum. This includes 3300-4200MHz bands, which  likely to emerge as primary band for early 5G introduction. Continue reading “TRAI releases 4G and 5G spectrum recommendations, price for next auction”

Researchers find LTE Mobile Standard weakness allowing DNS spoofing, website fingerprinting

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LTE mobile device standard used by millions of users across the globe is designed to fix many of the security shortcomings in the predecessor standard known as Global System for Mobile communications. Now, researchers have discovered faults in LTE that allow attackers to send nearby users to malicious websites and fingerprint the sites they visit. Continue reading “Researchers find LTE Mobile Standard weakness allowing DNS spoofing, website fingerprinting”

Samsung ISOCELL Plus tech offers higher color fidelity, enhances light sensitivity up to 15% in CMOS image sensors

Samsung has officially introduced its new ‘ISOCELL Plus’ technology for its  CMOS image sensors. It delivers higher color fidelity along with up to a 15% enhancement in light sensitivity, and also enables image sensors to equip 0.8-micrometer (µm) and smaller-sized pixels without any loss in performance, making it an optimal solution for developing super-resolution cameras with over 20 megapixels,” says Samsung.

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Wi-Fi Alliance announces Wi-Fi certified WPA3 security capabilities to enhance personal and enterprise networks

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Back in January Wi-Fi Alliance announced WPA3 security protocol for Wi-Fi Protected Access, and today it again introduced the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WPA3, the next generation of Wi-Fi security, bringing new capabilities to enhance Wi-Fi protections in personal and enterprise networks. Continue reading “Wi-Fi Alliance announces Wi-Fi certified WPA3 security capabilities to enhance personal and enterprise networks”

List of Jio 4G LTE and VoLTE Compatible Smartphones (Updated on March 2018)

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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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ARM introduces iSIM that can be integrated into the SoC

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”