Articles about 5g

Qualcomm chip roadmap leaks: Now with added hotdog*

Qualcomm's revamp of its mobile system on a chip Snapdragon is more than just a rebrand, according to a reliable German source. WinFuture's Roland Quandt has said that the first SoCs to result from Qualcomm's move to using a 7nm manufacturing process will be called the Snapdragon 8150 and Snapdragon 1000. Quandt derived this …
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Eat my shorts, watchdog tells every city mayor in the US – FCC approves $2bn 5G telco windfall

If you were to pick a moment in which America's telecoms regulator disappeared down the rabbit hole at its monthly meeting, it would probably be when the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Ajit Pai provided a full "up is down" statement. "I salute Commissioner Carr for his leadership in developing this …
Kieren McCarthy, 26 Sep 2018
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US cities react in fury to FCC's $2bn break for 5G telcos: We'll be picking up the tab, say officials

A plan to impose a federal price cap and one-size-fits-all model for the rollout of next-generation mobile networks has been met with fury by US cities. New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago, Las Vegas, San Diego, Seattle and dozens of other cities have responded in anger to a public comment period on two …
Kieren McCarthy, 22 Sep 2018
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In a race to 5G, Trump has stuck a ball-and-chain on America's leg

Comment President Donald Trump's trade war with China may come with a serious cost to America's next-generation cellular networks, a federal regulator has warned. FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel told a conference audience on Thursday that part of the new tariffs announced by the White House against China will include 25 per cent …
Kieren McCarthy, 20 Sep 2018

FCC's 5G masterstroke little more than big biz cash giveaway – expert

The latest effort by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to expand 5G networks across the United States is little more than a cash giveaway to large telcos and will grow, rather than close, the digital divide. That's the opinion of telco expert, author of the United States' National Broadband Plan, and a man credited …
Kieren McCarthy, 19 Sep 2018
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Look at me! Phone industry contracts nasty case of 5g-itis

It may not exist yet but the mobile phone industry is determined to let everyone knows that when it does, their 5G is going to be the best. On Monday AT&T held a special one-day conference focused on promoting its efforts over the next-generation standard that will offer super-fast cellular internet. Today, Ericsson, T-Mobile …
Kieren McCarthy, 11 Sep 2018
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Nvidia promises to shift graphics grunt work to the cloud, for a price

It's a fact of life for gamers: If you want to be able to compete, you need the best hardware to give you an edge. That means putting down at least $2,000 to make sure you have a machine with the right processor, motherboard, graphics card and memory - not to mention the best keyboard, mouse and the all-important gaming chair …
Kieren McCarthy, 11 Sep 2018
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Guys, geez... finally 5Gs: AT&T grows super-fast mobile net city rollout

AT&T has promised real-world rollouts of 5G super-fast mobile internet in five more US cities before the end of the year, taking the total to 12, with another seven due next year. "5G is finally here," said AT&T's chief technology officer Andre Fuetsch opening up its Spark conference in San Francisco this morning – with a …
Kieren McCarthy, 10 Sep 2018
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Juniper, Ericsson sign 5G product pact

Juniper and Ericsson are extending a long-standing love-in to cover 5G network tech. In the joint product bag, Ericsson will handle everything from the air interface to base station backhaul, and Juniper will haul packets around the core network. Ericsson's contribution will be access networking (the Router 6000 platform …
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5G can help us spy on West Midlands with AI CCTV, giggles UK.gov

The West Midlands is to become the first UK urban 5G testbed area at a cost of up to £50m – with one use for the new tech being China-style AI-powered CCTV cameras with automated facial recognition, according to the government. The Urban Connected Communities Project, UK.gov-speak for "the latest wheeze we're tipping cash into …

EU tosses Nokia a small loan of €500m, tells it to go crazy with 5G R&D

The European Union reckons 5G R&D needs a boost – so it has slung a loan of €500m in the general direction of Finland. Nokia, recipient of the loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), hasn't identified specific goals for its development effort. However, EIB president …
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Blinking internets, Batman! O2 trials 5G over lightbulbs

Telefonica’s O2 has confirmed that it is experimenting with transmitting high speed data using lightbulbs, the brainchild of an Edinburgh University professor Harald Haas. Transmitting data over the visible part of the spectrum, VLC (pdf), has one obvious advantage over using the congested RF spectrum. The IEEE began examining …
Andrew Orlowski, 17 Aug 2018
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Motorola strap-on packs a 2,000mAh battery to appease the 5G gods

With the standalone 5G spec (3GPP Release 15) nailed down in June, it was only a matter of time before the first phone was formally announced. And as expected, it isn't a phone at all, but an addon that clamps to the back of an expandable Motorola phone. Verizon has earned the bragging rights to be the first to deliver …
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CableLabs sends its time lords to help small-cell mobile nets

When you need parts-per-billion frequency accuracy, “Let's synchronise our watches” doesn't cut it. Take LTE and 5G for example: they need tight synchronisation, both in frequency and phase, and that makes time-signalling an important part of the network. CableLabs, the US cable industry's research arm, is proposing a …
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Nokia scores a $3.5bn deal to inflict 5G on T-Mobile customers

Nokia and T-Mobile have inked a $3.5bn deal to take the US telco into the bright new world of 5G communications. Burning 5G against dark background So what does EE's 5G test really signal? READ MORE The multi-year agreement will see the Finn outfit help build out T-Mobile's network with 600 MHz and 28 GHz millimetre wave 5G …
Richard Speed, 31 Jul 2018
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Nokia: Oops, financials aren't great. Never mind, 5G will solve our woes

Fallen mobile phone giant Nokia posted financial results today that did not make happy reading for investors. For the second quarter of 2018, Nokia reported sales of €5.3bn (£4.7bn), down 6 per cent on the same period in 2017. At the same time, operating profits (non-IFRS) sank by 43 per cent from €574m (£509m) in the year-ago …
Richard Speed, 26 Jul 2018
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Cancelled in Crawley? At least your train has free Wi-Fi now, right?

Wi-Fi has been creeping its way on to UK trains over the last few years as the government seeks to deal with the issue of mobile dead-zones by getting the train companies to provide free connectivity. However, very low caps and aggressively throttling can make what is an often already unpleasant train journey all the more …
Richard Speed, 9 Jul 2018
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And that's now all three LTE protocol layers with annoying security flaws

Boffins have demonstrated how intelligence agencies and well-resourced hackers can potentially spy on people – by studying and meddling with mobile data flying over the airwaves. The computer scientists have described in detail novel surveillance techniques that allowed them to identify people within a phone tower's radio cell …
John Leyden, 29 Jun 2018

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