realme commits $300 million into R&D for 5G technology and products

realme, one of India’s major smartphone manufacturers, has announced their commitment to adopting 5G technology across their portfolio of products. In an open letter, the company’s CEO, Sky Li, revealed that over the next two year, 70% of the products offered by realme will adopt 5G technology and realme will also be dedicating a significant amount of R&D resources to help speed up the adoption.

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Samsung achieves 5.23Gbps single device 5G data speeds

Recently, the South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics announced the breakthrough in 5G data speeds using E-UTRAN New Radio Dual Connectivity (EN-DC) technology. This technology enables mobile operators to boost 5G speeds and coverage by leveraging a 4G network. Continue reading “Samsung achieves 5.23Gbps single device 5G data speeds”

Airtel and Qualcomm partner for 5G services in India

Bharti Airtel recently demonstrated and orchestrate live 5G service over a commercial network in Hyderabad city. Today Airtel has announced that it has partnered with Qualcomm for accelerating 5G in India. Through Airtel’s network vendors and device partners, Airtel will utilize the Qualcomm 5G RAN Platforms to roll out virtualized and Open RAN-based 5G networks. Continue reading “Airtel and Qualcomm partner for 5G services in India”

Airtel says its network is 5G ready; successfully demonstrates live 5G services in Hyderabad

Airtel today announced that it has become the country’s first telcom performance to successfully demonstrate and orchestrate live 5G service over a commercial network in Hyderabad city. Airtel said that this has been carried out over its existing liberalised spectrum in the 1800MHz band through the NSA (Non Stand Alone) network technology using Ericsson 4G (DSS) radio infrastructure on OPPO Reno5 Pro and OPPO Find X2 Pro smartphones. Continue reading “Airtel says its network is 5G ready; successfully demonstrates live 5G services in Hyderabad”

Nokia, Elisa and Qualcomm achieve record 8 Gbps speed on a Commercial 5G Network on mmWave Spectrum

Last month, Elisa, a leading mobile operator in Finland selected Nokia as the nationwide supplier of 5G RAN. As a part of the partnership, Nokia provides its AirScale 5G RAN portfolio that delivers enhanced ultra-fast, low-latency mobile broadband services.  Continue reading “Nokia, Elisa and Qualcomm achieve record 8 Gbps speed on a Commercial 5G Network on mmWave Spectrum”

Qualcomm to expand 5G support to Snapdragon 4-series in early 2021

Qualcomm has been steadily pushing 5G connectivity capabilities to its latest generation of Snapdragon series processors in the past year. The latest to join the family of 5G capable chipsets is the Snapdragon 4-series SoC, which are slated to launch in smartphones in 2021.

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Jio 5G ‘Made in India’ solution announced, trials and deployment soon

Reliance Jio at its virtual 43rd annual general meeting (AGM) announced that the company has designed and developed a complete 5G solution from scratch using 100% home-grown technologies and solution. Continue reading “Jio 5G ‘Made in India’ solution announced, trials and deployment soon”

Nokia achieves peak speeds 4.7 Gbps with commercial 5G software and hardware

Using their over-the-air network in Dallas, Texas, Nokia has claimed the record of the fastest 5G connection in the world during a test, reaching speeds of 4.7 Gbps. The test was powered by their AirScale Radio Access end-to-end 5G solution and used a technique called carrier aggregation and Dual Connectivity over 5G and LTE networks.

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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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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”

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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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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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”