BROWSING: Devices

China ships 17.7 million 5G phones in May, up 6% y-o-y

China ended May with a total of 899.3 million subscribers in the 5G segment Shipments of 5G mobile phones in China increased by 6% year-on-year to nearly 17.74 million units in May, Chinese state news agency Xinhua reported, citing data from the China Academy of...

What is low-power wake-up signal (WUS)?

The wake-up signal was first introduced in 3GPP Release 15 In 3GPP Release 15, a paging signal sent over the physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) that “wakes up” a user device from an idle state so that can prepare to receive data was first introduced....

The Sunday Brief: How will Apple grow?

More greetings from the 49th state, where Jim and the editor wrapped up their trip last week.  Pictured here is the main boat dock in Seward, Alaska (a TelAlaska/ American Broadband exchange).  Slightly off camera to the left of this picture is a large cruise ship...

Qualcomm reveals new Wi-Fi RFFE modules for devices ‘across all key categories’

The new modules also feature enhanced 5G/Wi-Fi coexistence capabilities Qualcomm has announced its third-generation of Wi-Fi Front End Modules (FEM), which are integrated RF components that help amplify and route signals between the Wi-Fi System on Chip (SoC) and the antenna. The latest generation...

How to stifle innovation by impeding competition among technologies, companies and business models (Analyst Angle)

The European Union has declared that USB Type-C standard connectors will be required for charging various devices sold from 2024. This seems to have grabbed as much media attention as the far more significant announcement of its new Digital Markets Act that will intervene...

The new device experience: How mobile carriers successfully ‘get in’ on the app economy (Reader Forum)

The prominence and dominance of mobile devices in the world needs no intro. But what about the actions that are taken on those devices once purchased? Americans check their phones approximately 96 times a day equating to 4.8 hours daily, of which 88% is...

Apple unveils its car at WWDC – sort of

Apple took the wraps off new Macs, a new CarPlay and more at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) this week.

Integrating 5G and AI at the ‘connected intelligent edge’

Qualcomm CEO: “With 5G, we’re truly moving towards a world where everyone and everything can be intelligently connected”  SAN DIEGO--Qualcomm is on a mission to leverage its core expertise in connectivity, cameras, audio, graphics, and artificial intelligence (AI) to expand its addressable market to $700...

Deloitte sees four factors shaping metaverse success

For the metaverse to go mainstream, there are questions that need answering around standardization, market development, governance and UI The metaverse isn’t a single thing. It’s a confluence of technologies, some established and some developing, that could, if a number of factors align, reshape the...

South Korea aims to launch a communications 6G prototype in 2026

In January, the Korean government said it was working with local telcos on 6G network development strategies The new government of South Korea expects to come up with a 6G communications prototype in 2026, Korean press reported. The Presidential Transition Committee said that the incoming...

GSA: Planned 5G devices reach 1,334 globally at end-Q1

GSA said that nearly 1,000 of these 5G devices are commercially available The global number of 5G devices that have been announced rose by 3.2% in March 2022 to 1,334 devices, according to a recent report by the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA). “Of these,...

Three 5G power-saving aspects of Release 17

As the 5G standard continues to evolve, one of the important aspects for increased sustainability, as well as prolonging device battery life, is power efficiency. The recently frozen Release 17 builds upon previous releases in enabling 5G power saving features. That 5G power saving...

What is Multi-SIM?

Multi-SIM devices enable use of multiple subscriptions, potentially for different networks, in one device Multi-SIM is a type of service offered by mobile carriers for users with multiple connected devices. Multi-SIM is a service in which carriers give users a second or several SIM cards...

Galaxy S22 Ultra review—great mix of camera and productivity (Analyst Angle)

During Samsung's announcement of Galaxy S22 phones, I tweeted that it's all about the camera. But after using Galaxy S22 Ultra for the last few weeks, I have realized that it's not just the camera, but productivity as well, thanks to Samsung's hallmark, built-in...

Bobcat Miner launches Helium 5G gateway to mine HNT

Bobcat Miner built the Helium- and CBRS-compatible hotspot using FreedomFi’s firmware Hotspot manufacturer Bobcat Miner is launching a Helium- and CBRS-compatible hotspot that was built using FreedomFi’s firmware. The new device, called the Bobber 500, is set to debut this April, and will mine HNT...

Qualcomm: One technology roadmap, countless opportunities for innovation

The connected intelligent edge is growth opportunity connectivity, processing, AI and more First detailed last year at a capital markets event and impactfully contextualized at the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Qualcomm is moving fast on its strategy of expanding addressable market 7-fold to...

The future of industrial IoT calls for new capabilities, architectures and devices

5G’s higher throughput and lower latency positions the technology as a pillar of industrial IoT, promising to bring about new applications and expand the boundaries of what is possible within an enterprise setting. At its San Diego campus, Qualcomm highlighted the growing need for...

Qualcomm is positioned as your ticket to the metaverse

5G, Wi-Fi, and connected intelligent edge are key enablers of the metaverse As the possibilities of the metaverse for consumers and enterprises takes shape, the spotlight is on ensuring foundational technology pieces are in place. With core expertise ranging from connectivity and compute to graphics...

CommScope secures Wi-Fi 6 deal with Vodafone Germany

CommScope announced that Vodafone Germany will deploy its Touchstone TG6442 DOCSIS 3.1 cable gateways to deliver Wi-Fi 6 performance to millions of subscribers across Germany. CommScope said that this deployment will enable Vodafone Germany to improve its customers’ in-home Wi-Fi connections and deliver faster broadband...

Samsung Galaxy Book—Robust productivity workhorse with premium looks (Analyst Angle)

It is no easy task picking the right laptop from a plethora of options that consumers and enterprises have today. But if you are looking for a mid-tier, nice-looking, and cost-effective option for everyday productivity tasks, be it a consumer, enterprise, or student, the...

Samsung Galaxy S will be made from plastics found in discarded fishing nets

Discarded fishing nets are a significant threat to marine life and the planet at large Days ahead of its Galaxy Unpacked event, Samsung announced that its high-end Galaxy S smartphone will be made from a “new material” comprised of plastics found in discarded fishing nets. While...

Ericsson sues Apple, alleging 5G patent infringement

Ericsson sues Apple in a different U.S. District court over 5G patents. What's at stake is how much Ericsson gets when Apple sells an iPhone.

5G smartphone shipments in China grow over 63% y-o-y in 2021: Report

Shipments of 5G mobile phones in the Chinese market reached 266 million units in 2021, up 63.5% compared to shipments the previous year, local press reported, citing a report by the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology. According to the report, shipments of 5G...

GSA reports 200 mobile carriers have already deployed 5G in 78 countries

A total of 200 operators in 78 countries have already launched one or more 3GPP-compliant 5G services as of the end of December, according to the latest update from the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA). Also, 487 operators in 145 countries were investing in 5G,...

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