Not up to snuff
5G suppliers and telcos are rapidly discovering that the bleeding edge tech is haemorrhaging bugs.
Halo, how are you? Can you tell me your name?
Customers of UK ISP BT (EE) can from today adopt the provider’s new converged “Halo” and “No Limits” plans, which brings together its 5G mobile and fixed-line home broadband (FTTC, FTTP, G.fast) networks.
It will be the world's largest supplier
Qualcomm said it expects 200 million 5G smartphones to be sold in 2020 and that will make it the world’s largest supplier of mobile phone chips.
Hundreds of engineer jobs
The former maker of rubber boots Nokia has hired hundreds of engineers in Finland this year to speed up its 5G development.
Post-Brexit we will need everything on the cheap
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing to grant China’s Huawei access to the UK’s future 5G telecoms network, the Sunday Times reported.
Swift roll out must have a common approach
An EU paper outlining the bloc's 5G plans suggest the region should become the leading market for deployment of 5G mobile networks because the technology was the key for enhancing the bloc’s competitiveness.
Spends $27 million on it
Chipzilla has just bought shedloads of 5G software, despite closing down its own 5G modem business.
2.2B covered by the end of 2020
Part of the recent chat we had with Cristiano Amon president of Qualcomm and Executive Vice President of BMW, Dr. Christoph Grote, included Cristiano’s confirmation that by the end of 2020 2.2 billion people will have 5G coverage.
Possibly the best camera but no Google Play service and high price
Huawei has officially unveiled its new flagship Mate 30 series smartphone lineup, once again pushing the envelope in the smartphone camera department, as well as bringing further improvements in display, battery life, performance and other departments, but this time it lacks Google Play service and comes at the highest price tag ever.
It is all about the 7nm and die-area
Wafers are very expensive, especially for the 7nm leading-edge process, and 10nm is not cheap either. If you need to use a device in a battery-operated environment, then power consumption plays a critical role. But Qualcomm thinks that 5G deployment is happening much faster than was the case with 4G and wants to expand the reach to the Snapdragon 700 and even 600 series.