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Qualcomm unveils its first purpose-built 5G modem for IoT

Qualcomm: 'The 5G modem will enable a new generation of fast, powerful and high-performing IoT solutions” Qualcomm has announced the Qualcomm 315 5G IoT Modem-RF System, the company’s first Internet of Things (IoT) modem solution equipped with 5G connectivity and optimized for Industrial IoT (IIoT)...

Intel plans to release 5G modem in the second half of 2019

Initial slate of Android-based 5G handsets will use Qualcomm X50 modem Operators around the world are gearing up to launch commercial 5G networks throughout 2019 and beyond, and device makers are falling in line to support those efforts. A key piece of that is the...

OEMs adopting Qualcomm LTE CAT M1 modem for IoT

HONG KONG — Qualcomm announced at the 4G/5G Summit today strong ecosystem adoption from industry original equipment manufacturers for its MDM9206 LTE "internet of things" modem. The modem, announced last year, is a connectivity solution for applications such as battery-powered sensors, and features a design for IoT that Qualcomm...

Qualcomm announces new 600 and 400 series Snapdragon processors

HONG KONG – At the 4G/5G Summit today, Qualcomm introduced three new Snapdragon processors aimed at supporting enhanced user experiences and connectivity for high- and mid-tier mobile devices. The Snapdragon 653, 626 and 427 processors are designed to deliver higher levels of processing performance than their predecessors,...

Meet Qualcomm’s first 5G modem, the Snapdragon X50

HONG KONG – Qualcomm announced at the 4G/5G Summit today that it is taking a learn-by-doing approach in developing a "5G" modem, the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50. It is designed to support equipment manufacturers that are building the next generation of cellular devices, as well as...

Ericsson, Qualcomm, Telstra, Netgear partner on 5G ready router, network

Qualcomm, Telstra, Ericsson and Netgear announce world’s first gigabit class LTE device and gigabit-ready network HONG KONG – At the 4G/5G Summit today, Qualcomm announced it has worked with Telstra, Ericsson and Netgear on the world’s first gigabit LTE mobile device, the Netgear MR1100 router, and the...

Analyst Angle: The best LTE modems will save operators billions

Mobile operators can reap billions of dollars in savings tied to the rollout of the latest technology in LTE modems North American mobile operators have invested roughly $265 billion in total capital expense and $70 billion for spectrum since the 700 megahertz auction in 2008. While...

AT&T Mobility unveils pair of LTE-equipped devices, data plans to mimic 3G

Despite the promise of greater network efficiencies and lower pre-bit rates, it appears that those price savings are not being included in the initial roll out of LTE-based services.AT&T Mobility (T) is the latest to keep the status quo, announcing that its upcoming LTE-based...

PT Bakrie deploys Smith Micro Experience Manager platform

An Indonesian wireless operator is the first to deploy Smith Micro Software Inc.'s (SMSI) new Experience Manager platform, which enables end users to manage all of their wireless connections and data plans across their devices and networks.The Experience Manager platform also enables operators...

Motorola Solutions floods public safety market with new products, services

PHILADELPHIA — Motorola Solutions Inc.'s (MSI) presence here at the APCO International Annual Conference and Expo is among the largest on hand and considering the amount of news it has shared this week, it's easy to see why. The company, which recently spelled out...

Reality Check: Mobile broadband – No contract? No problem

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace. Contract plans came to dominate the wireless industry in the United States (unlike the rest of the...

Brazil counts 27.9 million mobile broadband users

Mobile broadband access is increasing in Brazil. At the end of first half of 2011, Brazil had counted 43.7 million broadband access connections, according to a just-released survey from the Brazilian Telecommunication Association Telebrasil. The major part of this total is registered as mobile...

T-Mobile USA expand HSPA+ 42 Mbps to 170M pops

T-Mobile USA Inc. (DTEGY) said it has expanded the availability of its 42 megabit per second HSPA+ coverage to more than 170 million potential customers across 152 markets. That speed claim is of course the theoretical maximum downlink, with customers experiencing real-world speeds on...

AT&T Mobility unveils '4G' LTE devices ahead of network launch

Let confusion reign!AT&T Mobility (T) announced today plans to begin selling “4G” devices compatible with the carrier's soon-to-launch LTE network alongside currently available “4G” devices compatible with the carrier's HSPA+ network. Sure, those “4G” LTE devices will be backwards compatible with “4G” HSPA+ services,...

Rogers first with LTE in Canada

Canadian telecommunications provider Rogers Communications Inc. (RCI) rolled out the country’s first LTE network late last week, getting a jump on its rivals.The launch was limited to the Ottawa region, with plans to expand coverage to Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal later this year and...

SK Telecom launches LTE in Seoul

Korean telecommunications provider SK Telecom Co. SKM) launched the country's first LTE service on July 1, providing initial service to the Seoul market. The carrier said it expects to attract 300,000 LTE customers by the end of the year and 10 million subscribers by...

Review: Can 4G replace traditional Internet services?

Fast Internet without wiring has become competitive and even less expensive than traditional cable and DSL offerings – but can it work for you? Clearwire Corp.'s Clear's 4G offering is coined as 'super fast take it with you' Internet.I've been working with the Clear...

Mobile data explosion highlights need for traffic management solutions

Wireless carriers are increasingly turning to traffic management solutions in an attempt to get control of their networks that are being punished by the rising demand and usage of mobile data services. Informa Telecoms & Media Senior Analyst Dmitris Mavrakis provides some insight into...

Reader forum: LTE – it’s a Little Too Early

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reader Forum section. In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this forum for those with something meaningful to say to the wireless industry. We want to keep this as open as possible,...

Nvidia to acquire Icera, give Qualcomm a run for its money

As predicted by RCR Wireless News at the Mobile World Congress event earlier this year in Barcelona, Spain, mobile processor maker Nvidia Corp. said it will acquire 3G/4G baseband chip maker Icera Inc.The news is significant, because despite Nvidia's success over the past...

Reader Forum: Understanding mobile virtualization – What, why and what’s next

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reader Forum section. In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this forum for those with something meaningful to say to the wireless industry. We want to keep this as open as possible,...

Leap continues to show stress from operational change

Leap Wireless International Inc. (LEAP), which operates its wireless business under the Cricket Communications Inc. brand, posted lumpy first quarter results as the carrier continues to manage changes in its operations. The carrier said it added 331,000 customers during the first quarter of the...

Clearwire not looking for spectrum sale this year, continues wholesale push

Despite claims that a sale was nearly finalized, Clearwire Corp. (CLWR) has backed away from its plans to sell off spectrum assets in an attempt to raise funds for future growth. This was the statement from acting CEO John Stanton, who said during the...

Qualcomm posts steller second-quarter results

One chip firm not blaming Japan for poor results this quarter is Qualcomm Inc., which beat the street with better than expected quarterly results and a revised optimistic prediction for full-year financial targets.The firm posted net earnings of $999 million, or 59 cents per...

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