Microsoft acquires Affirmed Networks to strengthen 5G portfolio

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Microsoft’s interest in 5G and its applications have been steadily increasing in recent times, with the latest news being its acquisition of Affirmed Networks, a company that is a fully virtualised cloud-based, network function virtualization solutions provider for network operators.

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Nokia Beacon Wi-Fi 6 router with Wi-Fi Certified EasyMesh modulation announced

Nokia is expanding its home Wi-Fi portfolio with the announcement of the Beacon 6 Wi-Fi router. It incorporates many core technologies such as OFDMA modulation schemes, Wi-Fi Certified EasyMesh, low-latency innovations and more.

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OnePlus 8 series will have 5G support confirms OnePlus

OnePlus 8 series is expected launch mid-April, and the rumored launch date is April 15th. Today the company has confirmed that its upcoming flagship phones will have 5G support. OnePlus said that began its 5G research as early as 2016, and added that the company has accumulated a wealth of experience and cutting-edge technology for tackling the commercialization and mass production of 5G smartphones. Continue reading “OnePlus 8 series will have 5G support confirms OnePlus”

KrØØk Wi-Fi encryption vulnerability affects billions of devices

It seems like every other day, we get news of the discovery of another security vulnerability that affects a lot of our devices. Yesterday, a report published by ESET Research explains the discovery of Kr00k vulnerability that allows an attacker to decrypt wireless network packets.

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Intel announces Atom P5900 platform for 5G wireless base stations and more

Intel has launched a bunch of new products aimed at the deployment of 5G network infrastructure along with an update to its scalable data centre focussed processors. These include their new Atom P5900 processors, Ethernet 700 Series Network Adapter and Diamond Mesa ASIC for 5G network acceleration.

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Seamless Release 1.0 standard for hassle free in-flight connectivity announced

Seamless Air Alliance, a group having members like Virgin Atlantic, Vodafone, Airbus, Airtel and more have launched their Seamless Release 1.0,  which is a standard aimed at providing in-flight internet connectivity to airplane passengers.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 3rd generation 5nm 5G modem with up to 7.5Gbps download speeds announced

The race for 5G surges ahead as major 5G modem chip manufacturer, Qualcomm has announced its 3rd generation 5G modem-to-antenna solution called the Snapdragon X60. It features the worlds first 5nm 5G baseband and has spectrum aggregation across all key 5G bands and combinations.

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2020 iPhones may feature Apple’s in house designed 5G antenna module

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It is clear that Apple wants to distance itself as far as possible from Qualcomm, even though they settled the long legal battle with them last year. News has popped up claiming that Apple is trying to design their own 5G antenna for the upcoming 2020 iPhones that will be released soon, in attempt to use as little Qualcomm products as possible.

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Aegis Graham Bell Awards 10th edition 2nd jury round concludes; winners will be felicitated on Feb 27th

Back in September 2018, Aegis School of Data Science, Cyber Security & Telecom, run by Aegis Knowledge Trust announced nominations for the 9th edition of Aegis Graham Bell Awards (AGBA) and earlier this year the winners were announced. Similarly now, the 10th edition of the awards concluded the 2nd jury round and the winners will be felicitated on 27th February 2020.

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2020 5G iPhones on track for September 2020-January 2021 launch: Report

During June 2019, popular Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that all the iPhones released in 2020 will come with 5G support and will come 4 model sizes. Now in another report, he has claimed that all 4 models is on track to be released in 2020 with 5G capabilities with sub-6GHz and mmWave support.

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Samsung shipped over 6.7 million 5G smartphones globally in 2019, Galaxy Tab S6 5G coming in Q1 2020

Samsung has announced that it has shipped over it shipped more than 6.7 million Galaxy 5G smartphones globally that includes Galaxy S10 5G, Note10 5G, Note10+ 5G, Galaxy A90 5G and Galaxy Fold 5G. It added that as of November 2019, Samsung accounted for 53.9% of the global 5G smartphone market globally. Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 5G, which will be available in Korea in the first quarter of 2020, will be the world’s first 5G tablet. Continue reading “Samsung shipped over 6.7 million 5G smartphones globally in 2019, Galaxy Tab S6 5G coming in Q1 2020”

Delhi Metro launches free in-train Wi-Fi facility on Airport Express Line

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has launched Free Wi-Fi facilities in train coaches on its Airport Express Line, the first such facility in any country in the South Asian region. Delhi Metro launched ‘High speed Free Wi-Fi’ facility at Metro stations back in 2017. The DMRC plans to extend the facility to Lines 1-6 in the future. It currently provides Wi-Fi facility at platforms of many of its major stations, including those on yellow and blue lines. Continue reading “Delhi Metro launches free in-train Wi-Fi facility on Airport Express Line”

India 5G trials to begin in January-March 2020: Report

India is going to be one step closer to having full 5G rollouts nationwide the government is looking into 5G trials by the end of this fiscal year, according to a report. Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has also confirmed that the auction for 5G airwaves will be held in April -March.

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Indian Government could hold 4G and 5G spectrum auction in Q2 2020

Government is getting ready to conduct a new spectrum auction in April/June next year for 4G and 5G bands, according to the latest ET report. With new tariffs announced from the three major operators and 2-year temporary prohibition on spectrum payments, the government is confident that the operators will participate in the sale.

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MediaTek 5G chip will be announced on November 26, will power 5G phones in 2020

At the MediaTek Summit in San Diego, the company teased its upcoming 5G chip with the model number MT6885Z. It also confirmed that it will introduce the chip on November 26th. At the Computex 2019 in Taiwan back in May the company’s already said that the 5G SoC will be built using 7nm FinFET process technology and MediaTek Helio M70 5G modem built in, and we can expect the full specifications of this chip at the event.

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