BROWSING: CES

The Sunday Brief: AT&T and T-Mobile preannounce operating results – implications for the telecom industry

Beginning of year greetings from Las Vegas and Kansas City (picture is of the LG “booth” which many of us fondly remember as one of the must see displays at CES).  This was a news-generating two weeks, so we will shorten the market commentary...

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg glosses over C-Band delay in CES keynote

Buttigieg outlined six principles that will inform his department's support of transportation technology, but says nothing about C-Band tensions between the FAA and wireless carriers U.S. Secretary of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg popped into this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), albeit virtually, to discuss the criticality of technology in...

John Deere unveils fully autonomous tractor at CES, says it’s just the beginning

'Today, the fully autonomous portion is just tillage; tomorrow it may be planting, and after that it may be spraying,' the manager of John Deere’s StarFire Network Al Savage told RCR Wireless News at CES The most impressive thing about the 40,000-pound tractor that John...

5G’s green footprint stretches across ‘railroads, waterways and airways of tomorrow,’ says Qualcomm exec

At CES 2022, Qualcomm’s VP of economic strategy claims that the green outlook for 5G greatly surpasses that of previous generations of cellular technology LAS VEGAS - During a panel discussion at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Kirti Gupta, VP of economic strategy at...

Qualcomm demonstrates it’s ‘more than mobile’ with automotive, XR partnerships

LAS VEGAS – During a CES 2022 press event Tuesday, Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon presented several new partnerships spanning several markets, proving once again, that “there is more to Qualcomm” than its mobility technology. Most notably, though, were the company’s announcements around its continued...

The Sunday Brief: CES preview 2022—TV’s future

Holiday greetings from Colorado, Kansas (via I-70), and Missouri where we celebrated a white Christmas on the slopes (pictured) and also blazed a few new trails on my in-law’s Missouri farm (picture at the end of the Brief).  Lots of windshield and outdoor time...

Quectel Masterclass at CES 2022

LIVE DIRECTOR’S IOT MASTERCLASS, IKOTEK LAUNCH & IOT NETWORKING LUNCH Join the Quectel North America Region Directors for a very special event and networking lunch at CES 2022. Quectel are delighted to be bringing their highly successful IoT Masterclass Technical Event Series to CES 2022.  In...

The Sunday Brief: The John Malone CNBC interview—explained and deciphered

Holiday greetings from the Midwest (pictured is our Thanksgiving view of Table Rock Lake from our Branson family rental) and South Central US.  We hope everyone had a restful Thanksgiving week and look forward to seeing those of you attending CES early next month.  Speaking...

Lenovo takes enterprise AR mobile with new glasses

The Lenovo AR glasses are equipped with Qualcomm’s Snadragon XR1 platform While we might not have gathered in Los Vegas for this year’s CES, companies didn’t miss a beat when it came to announcing and showcasing their latest products and solutions. Lenovo used CES 2021...

The Sunday Brief: Verizon at CES—let the renaissance begin

More snowy and chilly greetings from Jefferson City and Willard, Missouri, as well as the Tar Heel state, where we anxiously await next week’s warmup.  The opening picture is from a Zoom presentation last week to the Colorado Wireless Association (COWA).  A terrific discussion...

AT&T Business CEO reflects on 5G’s first year: ‘We sit in a stronger place today’

2021 will see more cell site deployments and the transition to standalone 5G At CES 2021, Dan Littmann from Deloitte Consulting spoke with AT&T Business’ CEO Anne Chow and Qualcomm’s Senior VP of Corporate Engineering Alejandro Holcman about 5G’s first year, as well as what’s...

Samsung’s ‘better normal’ includes at-home robots and AI

At CES 2021, Samsung introduced new consumer robot concepts At this year’s virtual CES, Samsung’s President and Head of Research Sabastian Seung made the company’s goal of enhancing the at-home experience very clear. “Our world looks different, and many of you have been faced with...

Verizon CEO talks next-level 5G applications in CES keynote

Verizon’s CEO Hans Vestberg kicked off this year’s (virtual) CES with a keynote that emphasized not only the numerous applications of 5G technology, but also the power of many of these emerging applications to bring experiences into our homes, a notion that has become...

The Sunday Brief: CES 2021—don’t let the virtual format fool you

Snow and ice-filled greetings from Davidson, NC, and Springfield, MO.  Pictured is yours truly (with assistance from a nephew) providing an afternoon snack to a few of the many bovines at the in-laws’ Missouri farm.  A relaxing family holiday in a rural setting seems...

CES 2021 goes all-digital; ‘not possible to safely convene,’ CTA says

CES 2020 drew more than 180,000 people to Las Vegas The wave of industry event and exhibition cancellations that started in late February with the scrapping of Mobile World Congress Barcelona due to the then-emerging COVID-19 pandemic, has reached into 2021 with the announcement today...

Concept smart tire uses 5G to communicate with drivers

Smart tire technology can help make the roads safer and is a further step towards autonomous driving Pirelli has made a tire that can transmit road surface information to the driver and other cars on the road through the 5G wireless network. Equipped with an...

Taoglas backs a winner: An IoT-connected horse blanket

The connected blanket is an example of what IoT technology is capable of At CES in Las Vegas last week, Taoglas announced that their IoT edge solution will be used in Horseware Ireland's new product, the Horsepal Edge, which allows for motion detection, movement style,...

Qualcomm: The destinies of 5G and Wi-Fi 6 are intertwined

Wi-fi has always been symbiotic for cellular, Qualcomm exec says Between Qualcomm’s reveal of its new Snapdragon Ride Platform, a two-chip autonomous vehicles platform designed to help automakers and Tier 1 suppliers achieve true vehicle autonomy faster and the announcement of aptXTM Voice audio, a...

Qualcomm: ‘Wi-Fi 6 has turned the whole adoption paradigm on its head’

Qualcomm: every single premium tier flagship phone in the world will have Wi-Fi 6 capability this year At CES, VP and GM of Qualcomm’s Mobile & Compute Connectivity Business Unit Dino Bekis spoke with RCR Wireless News about the company’s FastConnect 6800 Mobile Connectivity Subsystem,...

The Sunday Brief: CES observations–out of the lab and onto the production line

Greetings from Las Vegas, NV where 170,000 tech-hungry attendees gobbled up products and services from hundreds of exhibitors.  Pictured is our motley crew at the first Sunday Brief CES dinner held this year at Gordon Ramsay’s Pub at the Caesar’s Palace.  Everyone had a...

Delta doubles down on promise of free Wi-Fi on all flights during CES keynote

Delta plans to utilize some of the most transformative technologies, like machine learning and big-data analysis LAS VEGAS – During a CES keynote address, Delta Airlines CEO Ed Bastian expressed his utmost belief that Wi-Fi should be free on all flights, and more importantly, his...

New Comcast gateway helps customers manage their complex digital homes

Comcast says its xFi Advanced Gateway is the 'fastest, smartest and most powerful Wi-Fi device on the planet' LAS VEGAS - Comcast representatives took time out of the nonstop Consumer Electronics Show activity to sit down with RCR Wireless News to talk about the company’s...

The Sunday Brief: Smarter, smaller, speedier–our ever-changing consumer world

Greetings from the slopes of Fraser, CO (pic from the previous week) and Lake Norman, NC where we rang in 2020, toasted with friends and caught up on sleep.  We hope each of you have a banner year filled with happiness and success.   About 170,000 of...

Kagan: 5G wireless is center of CES 2020 universe

So much of the hot, new and innovative technology we will see at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show centers around one core technology, wireless. CES 2020 will show how the mobile industry is the backbone of a growing number of different industries, companies and...

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