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GSA reports 180 mobile carriers have already deployed 5G in 72 countries

A total of 180 operators in 72 countries had already launched one or more 3GPP-compliant 5G services as of the end of September, according to the latest update from the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA). Also, 465 operators in 139 countries were investing in 5G,...

Price doesn’t equal performance when it comes to 5G devices, SRG says

New study compares performance across 5G devices and chipsets, and gives a glimpse of VoNR Do you need the latest and most expensive 5G phone to get good 5G performance? Not according to a recent benchmarking study of 5G devices and chipsets, courtesy of Signals...

Vodafone Germany expands 5G footprint, adds new 5G devices

Vodafone Germany said that the number of 5G-capable devices on its network has more than doubled in the last six months, with around 1.3 million customers now using a 5G smartphone on the Vodafone network, the carrier said in a release. The telco said that...

Global 5G connections to reach 1.8 billion by 2025: GSMA

5G connections globally are forecast to reach 1.8 billion by 2025, according to a new study by the GSMA. The study, "The Mobile Economy 2021", revealed that 5G technology will account for 21% of total mobile connections globally by that year. Developed Asian countries and the...

GSA reports continued growth of 5G device ecosystem during May

The number of announced 5G devices has surpassed 800 for the first time and now stands at 822 announced 5G devices, according to the Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA). This is an increase of 8.7% over the last month and 62% of all announced 5G...

Magenta Telekom to cover half of Austrian households with 5G this year

Austrian operator Magenta Telekom, which is owned by German telecom group Deutsche Telekom, expects to cover 50% of the country’s households with 5G technology by the end of 2021, a company spokesperson told RCR Wireless News. The telco ended last year with 1,200 5G sites...

GSA: More than 400 5G devices announced, 138 5G phones are available now

The 5G device ecosystem continues to grow and the number of announced 5G devices has hit 400, more than doubling since the start of 2020, according to a new report from the Global mobile Suppliers Association. Four hundred and one 5G devices from 93 vendors...

5G was going to be huge before COVID-19 swept the globe: What’s next for 5G-enabled devices

The building of 5G networks across the globe was moving full-steam ahead until COVID-19 began wreaking havoc, triggering a worldwide economic slowdown. The immediate effects have been felt in virtually every industry, causing widespread layoffs and record unemployment, and severely curtailing consumer spending. As...

Will 5G Change the World? Christian Block, Qualcomm (Ep. 19)

RCR Wireless News · Will 5G Change the World? Christian Block, Qualcomm (Ep. 19) 5G brings a new level of complexity to smartphone designs. To help its OEM partners, Qualcomm has honed its focus on RF front-end technologies to create a modem-to-antenna solution that simplifies...

More than 300 5G devices around the world, GSA says

GSA: 135 5G devices are already commercially available Earlier this week, the Global mobile Supplies Association (GSA) reported that there are now 317 devices around the world that support 5G. Of those, 135 are understood to be commercially available, up from 112 5G supported devices...

Global 5G connections reach 63.6 million, continued ‘strong uptake’ expected

As global 5G connections grow, new network capabilities are being added, says 5G Americas President 5G Americas released a global 5G progress report that indicates strong deployment progress, despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic volatility. 5G Americas has revealed that, according to data...

More than 100 5G devices now available, GSA says

5G smartphones, CPE, modules, robots and more 5G devices have hit a milestone: There are now more than 100 of them commercially available, with a "rapid rise" in the past month, according to a new report from the Global mobile Suppliers Association. Between the end...

Keysight: Taking 5G beyond the smartphone

Keysight says it has supported the development of about 75% of 5G devices Pandemic notwithstanding, the march toward 5G is so far continuing at a rapid clip across the industry, with new networks launched since the beginning of the year, a surge of available devices...

GSA: 5G device availability is surging

Mid-band spectrum support is increasing in 5G devices The number of commercially available 5G devices jumped 41% in the past month, according to new numbers from the Global mobile Suppliers Association, and even more devices are anticipated to arrive on the market before the end...

Comparing two new 5G handsets: ZTE Axon 11 and Nokia 8.3 5G

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 and Snapdragon 765G offer 5G connectivity at a more affordable price point In a conversation that took place a few weeks ago, Ericsson’s Peter Linder, head of 5G marketing in North America, told RCR Wireless News that there is a great...

Secondary device market will see a ‘deluge’ in 2020, Blancco predicts

  What lies ahead in the device market for 2020? With any luck, a major upgrade "super cycle" as customers change up their devices in order to take advantage of new 5G networks. And that means major changes ahead for the secondary device market, according...

5G may not mean a surge of device upgrades, survey finds

US, European device upgrades may lag compared to China and South Korea There are likely to be significant regional differences in 5G device adoption rates around the world -- and Chinese and South Korean consumers appear to be more likely to make immediate upgrades to...

5G heads into 2020 with nearly 200 announced devices, 56 commercial launches

GSA reports reflect the rapid ramp-up of 5G ecosystem The latest updates on 5G devices and networks from the Global mobile Suppliers Association tally a substantial 5G ecosystem that will broaden even further in the coming year. Two new reports from the GSA document just how...

Ericsson forecasts global 5G subscribers to reach 2.6 billion in 2025

Ericsson expects the global number of 5G subscriptions to reach 2.6 billion by the end of 2025, according to the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report. In the June 2019 edition of Ericsson’s Mobility Report, the Swedish vendor had forecasted 1.9 billion 5G subscribers...

Goldman Sachs boosts estimates for 2020 5G device sales

There are 'much higher' sales of 5G devices than previously expected Following Verizon’s announcement that it has officially turned on 5G in parts of New York City, Boise, Idaho and Panama City, Florida and as reports consistently show that 5G deployment will continue to accelerate,...

Oppo to offer 5G premium mid-range smartphones in 2020

Qualcomm 7 and 6 Series will power less-expensive phones, bringing 5G connectivity to more affordable devices Now that Qualcomm expects its 7 Series chipset with integrated 5G to be available by the end of 2019 rather than early next year as previously announced, Chinese handset...

Carriers need better 5G devices

Better 5G devices are a carrier's best shot at establishing a competitive edge 5G network deployment may be accelerating world-wide, but according to Mobile Posse, the development of 5G devices is lacking. The mobile software company believes that now is the time for carriers to focus...

‘The two year upgrade cycle is dead,’ according to new survey

"The two-year upgrade cycle is dead," declares Ting Mobile in new research on consumers' smartphone upgrade habits. This likely comes as no surprise to mobile network operators, with both AT&T and Verizon reporting record-low device upgrade rates in recent quarters. Postpaid MVNO Ting Mobile's survey...

T-Mobile US opens a 5G device testing lab

T-Mobile US is updating its device testing capabilities to include 5G, unveiling a new, 20,000 square foot facility that will test 5G devices as well as devices which enable License Assisted Access, narrowband IoT, LTE and 3G.  The facility, known as the Launch Pad, also...

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