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BT tests 4CC aggregation in a live 5G Standalone network

It's the first time 4CCA has been tested outside a lab in Europe, the companies claim BT announced Monday that it has successfully tested four component-carrier (4CC) carrier aggregation on a 5G Standalone (SA) network in commercial frequencies. Using EE’s live network, BT said it and...

Intel gains chip foundry credibility with MediaTek deal

Intel established its foundry business unit in March 2021 Intel’s nascent foundry business — Intel Foundry Services (IFS) — has taken a huge leap forward with a deal to produce chips for fabless semiconductor supplier MediaTek for a range of smart edge devices. The announcement...

Optus claims first four component CA 5G SA data call in Australia

The 4CC data trial combined Optus’ low-band spectrum and 2,100MHz FDD bands with 2,300MHz and 3,500MHz TDD bands Australian operator Optus has completed what it claims to be the first four component carrier aggregation 5G standalone data call in the country. To achieve this milestone, Optus...

China Mobile and partners achieve new carrier aggregation record

The trial combined three component carriers across 5G FDD spectrum (30MHz of 700MHz/n28) and 5G TDD spectrum (100+60MHz of 2.6GHz/n41) China Mobile, with partners Nokia and MediaTek, has claimed verification of the world's first 3 Components (3CC) Carrier Aggregation (CA) technology in a test...

Ericsson launches time-critical 5G software to deliver ultra-low latency

Ericsson has launched new software to enhance 5G capabilities, with the aim of guaranteeing the consistent low latency and high reliability demanded by time-critical applications and services for consumers, enterprises, and public sector. Ericsson is enabling Time-Critical Communication through its new Critical IoT product –...

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...

Verizon trials 5G mmWave, C-band aggregation, achieves 4.3 Gbps speeds

Verizon plans to cover 46 markets with 5G C-Band spectrum in the first quarter of 2022 Verizon, Ericsson and MediaTek conducted a recent lab trial, in which the group aggregated C-band spectrum with mmWave spectrum, achieving speeds of 4.3 Gbps. The trial follows Verizon’s deals...

Intel secures license to continue supplying products to Huawei: Report

  Intel has secured licenses from U.S. authorities to continue supplying certain products to Chinese vendor Huawei, Reuters reported, citing an Intel spokesman. According to the report,  the licenses are now required to make a transaction with Huawei or a listed affiliate involving any equipment using...

Vodafone UK showcases standalone 5G network

Vodafone U.K. switched-on what it claimed was the first live standalone (SA) 5G deployment in the country, with a new network built for Coventry University, the operator said in a release. Vodafone noted it would be used to show the “true benefits of 5G” covering...

Ericsson, MediaTek get closer to SA 5G finish line with VoNR test

The VoNR test used a commercial chipset from MediaTek deployed on a 3.5GHz TDD band A successful Voice over New Radio (VoNR) interoperability test was conducted at the Ericsson Lab in Kista, Sweden. The achievement, which used a commercial chipset from MediaTek deployed on a...

Intel, MediaTek to make a 5G chip for PCs

PC makers have been experimenting with turning computers into something more like phones On Monday, Intel and MediaTek announced they are partnering to create 5G modems for laptops and other PCs. Intel will define the 5G solution spec, provide optimization and validate designs, while MediaTek...

MediaTek targets early 2020 for sub-6 GHz 5G SoC

Multimode 5G SoC debuts at Computex in Taiwan While MediaTek is perhaps better known for supplying chips for smart devices like speakers and lower-priced smartphones. But, with the unveiling of a new 5G system-on-chip this week at Computex, the Taiwanese company is looking to take...

MediaTek to boost investment in 5G, AI R&D

MediaTek plans to increase research into 5G and artificial intelligence. Fabless semiconductor company MediaTek Chairman and CEO Ming-Kai Tsai said MediaTek would be investing more money in research and development of 5G and artificial intelligence technologies, according to an article in DigiTimes. The remarks were made...

MediaTek suspends chipset shipments to ZTE

  MediaTek said it will need to obtan government permission to resume shipments to the Chinese vendor Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek confirmed that it has suspended delivery of products to Chinese vendor ZTE, after Taiwanese authorities issued an order for all the country's companies to temporarily...

Qualcomm reports stronger sales, weaker modem shipments

South Korean fine hits bottom line. Qualcomm said its sales were up during its first fiscal quarter, but modem shipments were down. The leading developer of chipsets for mobile devices reported $6 billion in revenue for the most recent quarter, and $800 million...

Intel’s server chip rivals fade, MediaTek enters fast lane … chip news for 12/2

1. Broadcom and Macom are both expected to sell business units that have been trying to compete with Intel in the market for chips that power data center servers. Macom is buying Applied Micro for $770 million and will sell that company's X-Gene unit,...

Singtel to launch VoWi-Fi services in August

VoWi-Fi deployment builds on successful hetnet trials Singapore telecom operator Singtel aims to roll out a commercial Voice-over-Wi-Fi service in August following positive results from its heterogeneous network trial conducted over the past year in the Jurong Lake District. The hetnet trial was carried out with the collaboration...

Verizon strike update, Intel's 180 on LTE … 5 things to know today

Verizon strike update 1. Verizon has cancelled medical coverage for the thousands of employees who have been on strike for more than two weeks now. The company told the union last week that the employees' healthcare coverage would stop at the end of April if...

AT&T’s deal with Uber, Sprint LTE transition update … 5 things to know today

1. Sprint said that roughly 750 of its Educational Broadband Services licensees have moved their customers to LTE ahead of the scheduled shutdown of Sprint's WiMAX network. EBS licensees hold valuable 2.5 gigahertz spectrum that has been set aside for accredited educational institutions and nonprofit entities....

AT&T gives LTE-only a boost

Chip news from Altair, Broadcom and MediaTek AT&T gives LTE-only a boost Israel's Altair Semiconductor said today that its FourGee-3800/6300 chipset has completed AT&T’s ADAPT chipset validation. Altair makes LTE-only chipsets, which so far have primarily been used in tablets. Tablets do not need to make...

News briefs: Apple lawsuit, modem market update

Apple under pressure Apple's iTunes may face some legal challenges. The Federal Trade Commission is reportedly trying to find out whether iTunes is using its marketplace muscle to get songs into its paid services instead of free-streaming services. Apple of course is working on its...

Chipmakers report surging revenue

  Chipmaker Qualcomm on April 23 reported revenue of $6.9 billion on net income of $1.05 billion, or $1.40 per share, for its fiscal 2015 second quarter ended March 29. Although net income was down 46% compared to the prior year's Q2, the results still surpassed...

Qualcomm reportedly urged to reorganize

Activist investor Jana Partners is reportedly urging Qualcomm to consider separating its chip business from its patent-licensing business. The California company holds a number of key wireless patents, and its patent-licensing business has signficantly higher profit margins than its chip business. In response to the...

MediaTek unveils $300M venture fund

MediaTek revealed plans for a $300 million venture fund for investing in startups. The Taiwanese chipset maker simultaneously launched a new investment arm known as MediaTek Ventures as a vehicle for the fund, which will target the "Internet of Things," Internet infrastructure and services and...

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