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Huawei’s boss urges industry to deliver more 5G use cases for enterprises

Huawei rotating chairman Ken Hu urged the telecommunications industry to increase efforts to deliver relevant 5G use cases for enterprises and continue to enhance telecoms networks with the main aim of meeting the high-performance requirements of new technologies such as augmented reality (AR) and...

Huawei’s revenues decline 29.4% year-on-year in first half

Chinese vendor Huawei reported a decline in earnings in the first half of the year, largely due to the impact of trade restrictions imposed by the U.S. government. Huawei’s revenues declined by 29.4% year-on-year to CNY320.4 billion ($49.5 billion), while its net profit margin rose...

Verizon to start same-day new device delivery and set-up service

Verizon will begin offering a same-day delivery and set-up service for new wireless devices this fall, in partnership with Asurion, which already provides device insurance and repair for the wireless operator. Advertising for the new service was first noticed by by Jeff Moore, principal...

US restrictions impact Huawei’s Q1 revenues

Chinese vendor Huawei’s business felt the impact of the ongoing U.S. sanctions in the first quarter of the year, with a 16.5% year-on-year decline in revenues. In a release, Huawei reported revenues of CNY152.2 billion ($23.5 billion) in the first quarter, while its profit margin...

Qualcomm allowed to sell 4G chips to Huawei despite trade restrictions

Qualcomm is just one chip maker of many hoping to receive exemption from the Huawei ban The U.S. government has granted permission for Qualcomm to sell 4G handset chips to Huawei. The news, confirmed by Qualcomm to Reuters, represents a slight exemption to U.S. trade...

Well, technically… time is up: Carolina Milanesi, The Heart of Tech (Ep. 8)

RCR Wireless News · Well, technically... time is up On this week's episode of Well, technically... prominent Tech Analyst Carolina Milanesi discusses her new company The Heart of Tech, which aims to help technology providers in two key areas that should be on the minds...

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...

#TBT: AT&T rebrands from Cingular; Chasing mobile music; Capex flattens before 4G transition … this week in 2007

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! AT&T gets BlackBerry...

Wi-Fi Alliance expects more than 300 million Wi-Fi 6E devices in 2021

Wi-Fi Alliance exec: 'Think about what we can accomplish with what we’ve just been given with Wi-Fi 6E' Wi-Fi Alliance’s Senior Vice President of Marketing Kevin Robinson told RCR Wireless News that the Alliance is thrilled about the FCC’s decision to open 6 GHz for unlicensed...

‘2020 will not be a lost year for 5G,’ Strategy Analytics says

Analyst firm notes ongoing 5G network, device launches in spite of the pandemic Strategy Analytics predicts that smartphone sales will fall by 21% this year, but it maintains that for 5G overall, there are still "many positive signs." In a blog post discussing whether operators should...

Kagan: Continue delay on your MacBook MacOS Catalina upgrade

Generally speaking, users love Apple products, whether they be the iPhone, iPad, MacBook or other device. However, there are times when Apple sends out an operating system update which totally screws everything up. This is one of those times. So, I would recommend if...

umlaut analyzes network behavior changes as COVID-19 spreads

There are significant decreases in mobility happening across Europe as COVID-19 spreads through the region, according to new data analysis from network benchmarking company umlaut. umlaut, formerly P3, gathers its crowd-sourced data from devices that have apps which include its anonymized data collection working in...

Global slowdown on enterprise device shipments ahead: Report

In some of the first analysis on the impacts that the novel coronavirus pandemic will have on the mobile ecosystem, Strategy Analytics said that it is expecting to see a significant drop in business-to-business mobile device shipments, as verticals around the world struggle with...

#TBT: Waiting for the wireless data ‘hockey stick’; handset sales surge; Lucent struggles … this week in 2001

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Once upon a...

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...

Blancco sees potential of 5G to impact device upgrades, secondhand market

Will 5G be what finally prompts smartphone owners to upgrade their devices? In an interview at Mobile World Congress Los Angeles, Russ Ernst, executive vice president of products and technology at mobile diagnostics and data erasure company Blancco, discussed the impact of 5G on companies...

How well do LTE devices handle audio in public safety environments?

Inside a burning building, alarms are going off -- and the first responders on-scene still need to be heard and hear their communications devices. Outside, fellow responders are conversing as they stand next to a fire truck with its pump running, as more emergency...

Kagan: Smartphone addiction takes life out of living

We have a very serious problem which I fear will have a long-term impact on our society. As an analyst, you know I love the world of smartphones, wireless, telecom and technology. That being said, I have learned that smartphones have two sides. One...

‘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...

Wi-Charge: Exploring a new avenue to support device power requirements

Managing a heavily-used mobile device's battery life is no small feat, and it's one that users navigate daily. Public charging stations have cropped up in airports, coffee shops and on trade show floors to help people combat battery drain, and it's not unusual for...

ZTE aims to double the size of European business in one year, executive says

SHANGHAI--Chinese vendor ZTE expects to double the size of its business operation in the European market in one year, the company’s president of global sales, Xiao Ming, told reporters. The executive said that growth prospects include both the network and device business segments. In Europe,...

Editorial Report: Getting 5G Devices to Market

The first 5G services have started to emerge around the world, with many more expected to be launched by 2020. But these networks can only be monetized if there are devices that consumers and enterprise customers can use. So what is the state of early...

Editorial Webinar: Getting 5G Devices to Market

The first 5G services have started to emerge around the world, with many more expected to be launched by 2020. But these networks can only be monetized if there are devices that consumers and enterprise customers can use. So what is the state of...

A Q&A with Huawei Corporate SVP and board member Catherine Chen

Huawei exec discusses U.S. governmental relations, 5G future Q: Please tell me about your current role and what you enjoy most about your current job. A: I have worked at Huawei for 25 years now, and am a shareholding employee. I have been elected as the...

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