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”

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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China reportedly starting development of 6G technology

With 5G barely out being deployed to the world, news has come from China that it has started looking into 6G development. China has just turned on its 5G networks this month, being one of the very few countries with 5G deployed and now has reportedly set its eyes on 6G.

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OnePlus, Qualcomm and Ericsson showcase 5G Cloud Gaming at IMC 2019

OnePlus, in partnership with Qualcomm Technologies Inc. and Ericsson is set to showcase the power of the upcoming 5G technology at India Mobile Congress (IMC), 2019. It will offer users real time experiences at the event, through its latest OnePlus 7 Pro 5G smartphones displayed at Qualcomm Technologies’ booth till Wednesday, 16 October 2019.

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Jio and Samsung demo virtual classroom, massive full HD content streaming and more 5G use cases at IMC 2019

At the ongoing Indian Mobile Congress (IMC) 2019, Reliance Jio and Samsung are showcasing several use cases of 5G as well as advanced 4G LTE and 5G technology used in combination as a dual-connected mode network. These demonstrations are designed to show use cases that can benefit customers and enterprises. Continue reading “Jio and Samsung demo virtual classroom, massive full HD content streaming and more 5G use cases at IMC 2019”

Upcoming HONOR V30 and Redmi K30 smartphones will support 5G

Several companies have started rolling out 5G smartphones especially in China. Last week Vivo iQOO Pro 5G was announced, Xiaomi is expected to introduce Mi 9S with 5G support next month, next-gen Vivo NEX will also support 5G.
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OnePlus 7 Pro 5G achieves peak download speed of nearly 700Mbps in speed test, beats Samsung, LG and OPPO

Generally, the OnePlus phones are known for their speed and performance, but the upcoming one could surpass them all if I am not wrong. Recently, RootMetrics research took place on the EE network in early June in London. Continue reading “OnePlus 7 Pro 5G achieves peak download speed of nearly 700Mbps in speed test, beats Samsung, LG and OPPO”