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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...

Qualcomm unveils new chips for mid-range 5G smartphones

Qualcomm has announced three new chip series intended to bring 5G capabilities to mid-range smartphones, as well as one series focused on the continued evolution of LTE. “Mid-range smartphones are expected to be the main driver for accelerating 5G device adoption – especially in...

Samsung will deploy 5G vRAN in KDDI’s mid-band network

Among other capabilities, virtualized networks will enable 5G network slicing Samsung is deploying its cloud-native, fully virtualized Radio Access Network (vRAN) solutions for mid-band spectrum in KDDI’s 5G network, following the successful completion of a 5G Standalone (SA) call using Samsung’s vRAN and another vendor’s...

Verizon, Vuzix bring BlueJeans to smart glasses

The pair are using the Verizon 5G and Mobile Edge Computing network to run BlueJeans on Vuzix’s smart glasses product BlueJeans, acquired by Verizon in April 2020, has tapped Augmented Reality (AR) company Vuzix to help bring its cloud-based video conferencing services to the mobile edge....

5G user survey: Cloud gaming, AR and indoor coverage are hot; Wi-Fi gets snubbed

5G is already triggering changes in user behavior and indoor coverage is very important to early adopters, according to a new user survey from Ericsson ConsumerLab. 5G users are often more satisfied with their experience than LTE users are, but they find the selection...

China had 792,000 5G base stations as of end-February: report

Chinese operators had deployed a total of 792,000 5G base stations as of the end of February, Chinese press reported, citing a government official. Liu Liehong, vice minister of industry and information technology, said that 5G standalone networks covered all prefecture-level cities across China, and...

If 5G device shipments hit 2021 expectations, 5G can claim ‘mainstream’ status

LitePoint exec: 'When compared to 4G, 5G attach rates are one to two years ahead' LitePoint, a wireless device testing company, saw a 10x increase in 5G mobile phone shipments last year, according to the company’s Director of Marketing Adam Smith. “We went from 20 million...

The much-anticipated 5G iPhone has finally arrived

The latest iPhone supports both millimeter wave and sub-6 5G It’s finally here: Apple announced the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini, the first models in the series to support 5G, during a launch event yesterday. With this news,...

Following tough year, the global 5G smartphone market predicted to see significant growth

The global 5G smartphone market saw a 'steep reduction' in demand during the first two quarters of 2020 A new study concludes that the global 5G smartphone market size is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 122.7% from 2020 to 2027....

Rakuten Mobile launches 5G services in parts of Japan

  Japanese operator Rakuten Mobile, a unit of e-commerce giant Rakuten, has announced the availability of its commercial 5G service in certain areas across six prefectures of the country. The service, initially offered via Non-Stand Alone (NSA) 5G architecture, is already available in parts of Tokyo,...

Chinese telcos have already deployed 480,000 5G base stations

  Chinese carriers have already deployed a total of 480,000 5G base stations, which represents 96% of the country’s target for the year of 500,000, according to government data. China also ended August with approximately 100 million devices connected to 5G networks in mainland China, according...

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...

The global state of 5G devices

The number of 5G devices is projected to reach 160 million units in 2020 According to Kashif Hussain, director of marketing at VIAVI Solutions, 5G adoption won’t happen to the desired extent until the right devices are in place. Fortunately, there appears to be a...

Realme to launch 5G phone in India, despite lack of networks

Realme doesn't seem to care that India’s 5G networks are still years away Despite the lack of an active 5G network in India, Realme has announced the country’s first 5G smartphone, the X50 Pro 5G. The device manufacturer doesn’t seem to care that, even with...

AT&T CFO: ‘Owner’s economics’ an advantage at intersection of 5G, content

Will 5G accelerate consumer device upgrade cycle? AT&T invested big in video content with its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner and is hyping up the mid-year launch of the new HBO Max streaming platform. Speaking last week at the Citi 2020 Global TMT West...

Huawei expects 2019 revenues to grow by 18% y-o-y despite US pressure

  Chinese vendor Huawei expects to reach total revenues of CNY850 billion ($121.6 billion) in 2019, which would represent an increase of approximately 18% year-on-year, Huawei’s rotating Chairman Eric Xu said in a statement. “These figures are lower than our initial projections, yet business remains solid...

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...

Samsung releases mid-range 5G phone with high-end features

Despite expected mid-range price, the Samsung A90 5G hardly seems like a mid-range phone as far as features go As expected, most 5G phones that have so far hit the market are premium products, such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G and OnePlus...

Sprint adds a new 5G device to its line up

Sprint is committed to covering 11 million people with 5G by the end of 2019 Sprint has announced its fourth 5G device, a smartphone developed by global mobile technology company OnePlus. The device will be added to the carrier's current 5G lineup, which includes the...

What is using 5G really like? OpenSignal tests Korean 5G

Just how fast is 5G, really? OpenSignal's analysis from South Korea showed blazing speeds, with 5G smartphones averaging 48% faster speeds than comparable 4G smartphones and maximum speeds that pushed to nearly a gigabit. Average download speeds for 5G smartphone users in South Korea were...

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