Pre-standard 5G comes for 2018 Winter Olympics
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PyeongChang


KT has confirmed details of an ambitious plan to conduct extensive trials of pre-standard 5G technology at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, ahead of full commercial rollout in 2019.

T-Mobile US spent $8 billion on 4G network
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Buys you 1,500 wireless licenses

It is not a big secret that Verizon is the biggest network in the US, followed by AT&T and T-Mobile, but T-Mobile is doing a great job in catching up and now the outfit has announced that it plans to spend $8 billion to improve its 4G network.  

AT&T to acquire Straight Path for $1.6 billion
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After the 5G, 24 GHz and 39 GHz bands

AT&T has announced a plan to spend $1.6 billion to Straight Path Communications in an all-stock deal aimed at bulking up the carrier’s portfolio of millimeter wave spectrum. As you can imagine, you will need these bands for the 5G millimeter waves. 

Woman gets top job at Intel
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Strategist extraordinaire

Chip behemoth Intel said it had appointed Aicha S. Evans as its chief strategy officer.

Qualcomm brings 4G to feature phones
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Spicing up the lower end


In a bid to improve its bottom line, Qualcomm has developed 4G modems for lower end smartphones and feature phones.

Formula 1 champion talks about Qualcomm tech
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How Qualcomm wireless helped him win

At the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Qualcomm took us by surprise inviting us to a Mercedes AMG Petronas / Qualcomm Formula One F1 event where none other than Nico Rosberg, the actual Formula 1 champion, took the stage to talk about how Qualcomm technologies helped him win the championship. We have the full discussion on video, below. 

Nokia expects 4G to pick up this year
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Rumours of its demise exagerated 

Former maker of rubber wear Nokia claims that demand for higher speed 4G network equipment is starting to recover this year.

Verizon claims it will offer 5G this year
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Jumping the gun

Verizon Communications claims it will be offering its high-speed wireless 5G network to certain customers in 11 U.S. cities in the first half of 2017.

5G gets its logo
Published in Mobiles
10 February 2017

5G gets its logo


The spec still has to be locked down 

3GPP, 3rd Generation Partnership Project, has launched the 3GPP official 5G logo and said that it should have the spec sorted out by 2018.

Never mind 5G, researchers have found something much faster
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10 times faster than 5G


Japanese boffins have developed a terahertz (THz) transmitter capable of transmitting digital data at a rate 10 times or more faster than that offered by the fifth-generation mobile networks (5G).