Qualcomm has the 5G patent quality lead
5G has already started happening in many parts of the world. Early adopters have already started rolling out their 5G networks in 2019, while there will be a lot more traction in 2020. Years before 5G started to materialize, many companies had to come up with very smart ideas on how to make 5G possible. Some of the obvious elephants in the room a few years back were the ability to make things much faster, how to reduce latency and how to make mmWave work.
7Gbps supports 2G to 5G
2019 is the year of real 5G and companies like Qualcomm are enabling at least 20+ operators, 20 OEM building 5G partners and 30+ commercial 5G products to launch. The X50 was announced in 2016 and shipping to partners for a while and will enable the first wave of 5G devices. Snapdragon X55 is enabling the missing features and complementing the 5G offering.
Reuters confirmed what we said in December
Johny Srouji, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware technologies, was rumored to become a new Intel CEO but instead he got a rocky ride to build a modem for Apple. This is again our "we told you so moment" as we suggested that this will happen and the last time we wrote about it was in mid-December, or months before Reuters.
100s of Mbps needed
One of the big questions for many 5G sceptics is how it works in real life, and Qualcomm has been pushing for the need for higher data rates, low latency and eXtended Reality.
Why is mmWave crucial for Multi Gbps speeds
A few months back Fudzilla reported about a 5G reference design of the phone with three mmWave antenna openings, and today, Qualcomm announced the new design with four antennas at half the size. Nick covered this part well, but we wanted to add some additional information about this important step in the development of 5G.
AT&T has five days to match or exceed new offer
Earlier this month, AT&T announced a $1.6 billion bid for Straight Path Communications, a company holding a portfolio of 5G millimeter-wave spectrum licenses.
20Gbps speeds at 500KM/h while traveling
Qualcomm CTO Matt Grob has promised exciting times with 5G, with speeds up to 20 Gbps, and gave us a lot of examples about what will change when the networks become available.
Snapdragon X50 comes next year
Qualcomm has surprised the audience at the 4G/5G summit this week in Hong Kong by launching the world’s first 5G modem. The Snapdragon X50, as it is called, supports operations in the millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum in the 28GHz band.