Would have been better if it had not been for that pesky Samsung
Sweden's Ericsson reported first-quarter core earnings above market estimates as strong 5G equipment sales offset a loss of royalty income due to a patent fight with Samsung Electronics.
To bring Open RAN Massive MIMO portfolio
Mavenir and Xilinx have formed a collaboration to accelerate the Open RAN ecosystem with a leading Open RAN massive MIMO 5G portfolio. The partnership will hopefully result in a successfully integrated Massive MIMO end-to-end using Open RAN principles, and it will introduce the first Massive MIMO 64TRX product expected in late 2021.
Galaxy A update
Samsung has announced a large Galaxy A update, with five new phones.
Can power devices
Georgia Institute of Technology boffins have developed a small, 3D-printed rectifying antenna that can harvest electromagnetic energy from 5G signals and use it to power devices.
If it is really serious about it
A report commissioned by telecoms lobbying group ETNO said that Europe needs to pump $355 billion into its telecoms infrastructure by 2025 if it wants to roll out super fast 5G across the 27-country bloc to boost economic growth and tap the potential of the technology.
Well you are using it
Huawei will begin charging mobile giants like Apple a "reasonable" fee for access to its trove of wireless 5G patents, potentially creating a lucrative revenue source by showcasing its global lead in next-generation networking.
Verizon wireless warns
It turns out that 5G is a mobile battery eater and it is probably better to turn it off when you are not using it.
More affordable Qualcomm X62 for 4.6Gbps
Qualcomm has officially announced its new 4th generation 5G modems, reaching speeds of up to 10Gbps with Qualcomm X65, and up to 4.6Gbps with Qualcomm X62 modem.
Coronavirus spin off
Global sales of cellular-enabled mobile PCs reached more than 10 million units for the first time in 2020 as home workers sought improved connectivity in response to the closure of office facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.