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