...and nine million bicycles in Bejing
Qualcomm beancounters are projecting sales of 175 million to 225 million 5G smartphones in 2020 with more than 450 million in 2021.
At least for downloads
Speed testing giant Ookla has shown that the early 5G mobile networks are more than 450 percent faster than older ones – at least on downloads.
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.