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#TBT: KT plans 5G launch; Verizon tests mmWave; Sprint’s Magic Box is hot … this week in 2017

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! KT plans its...

Test and Measurement: Airspan tests Open RAN, 5G interoperability in CBRS

Airspan Networks says it has successfully conducted 5G and Open RAN interoperability in CBRS spectrum, including establishing 5G calls, data upload and download tests, link adaption, the ability of the system to recover from a radio link failure and mobility tests. The interoperability tests...

TIM Brazil carries out 5G SA tests with Ericsson and Qualcomm

Brazilian operator TIM, in partnership with Ericsson, Motorola and Qualcomm, carried out tests of a 5G Standalone (SA) network with some compatible cell phones. The trials were performed using the Motorola Edge 20 and Edge 20 Pro devices. Both devices support 5G CA NR (Carrier...

Kagan: Qualcomm shows 5G wireless helps environmental sustainability

Qualcomm recently released a new report titled, “Environmental Sustainability and a Greener Economy: The transformative role of 5G.” This report points to the many ways new 5G wireless technology will benefit the earth, the environment and each and every one of us by achieving...

Bell Labs Consulting Webinar: The business imperatives of 5G mmWave-A techno-economic evaluation of business attractiveness, revenue potential, and cost-effectiveness

There is considerable pressure on telecom operators to return their shareholder's value, particularly considering 5G investments. Most 5G networks have been commercially rolled out or planned using sub-6 GHz spectrum. Complementary to 5G Sub-6 GHz networks, 5G mmWave, promises to deliver multiple Gigabit data rates to the end-users and can...

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...

Bell Labs Consulting Webinar: The business imperatives of 5G mmWave-A techno-economic evaluation of business attractiveness, revenue potential, and cost-effectiveness

There is considerable pressure on telecom operators to return their shareholder's value, particularly considering 5G investments. Most 5G networks have been commercially rolled out or planned using sub-6 GHz spectrum. Complementary to 5G Sub-6 GHz networks, 5G mmWave, promises to deliver multiple Gigabit data rates to the end-users and can...

China accounts for over 40% of 6G patents: report

China is responsible for 40.3% of global 6G patent filings, followed by the U.S. with 35.2%. Japan with 9.9%, Europe with 8.9% and South Korea with 4.2%, according to a report by Nikkei. Nikkei worked with Tokyo-based research firm Cyber Creative Institute to survey nearly...

Ericsson, Qualcomm offer ‘nearly unlimited potential’ with successful 5G NR call on CBRS spectrum

The 5G NR call on CBRS used the Ericsson 5G Distributed Innovation Network and a device equipped with the Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform Ericsson and Qualcomm are claiming the first successful over-the-air 5G New Radio (NR) call on CBRS (Citizen Broadband Radio Service) spectrum,...

Q&A with Qualcomm engineer: Designing 5G technologies with power efficiency in mind

Qualcomm's Principal Systems Engineer: 'Power efficiency is necessary for 5G mobile technologies' Power efficiency will prove vital in a 5G world as more applications and use cases are enabled by this advanced technology, increasing data rates and, subsequently, increasing power consumption. Qualcomm's Principal Systems Engineer Dr....

Kagan: Qualcomm sees continued chip growth during shortage

Qualcomm is one of a very few companies world-wide in the spaces of 5G, networks, handsets, wireless and connected devices. Every company, in every industry has experienced a chip shortage this past year. The good news is Qualcomm has not only held their own,...

Polaris Wireless, Qualcomm partner on indoor vertical location

As carriers ramp up their focus on providing more precise indoor location, particularly in in the vertical or z-axis, due to Federal Communications Commission requirements, Qualcomm and z-axis information provider Polaris Wireless have teamed up to offer an integrated solution for feature phones and...

Test and Measurement: Anritsu, Qualcomm verify 5G SA dual connectivity

Test company Anritsu said this week that it has verified protocol conformance tests on its 5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR for Dual Connectivity in 5G New Radio Standalone mode, which it says is an industry first. The system uses Qualcomm's Snapdragon...

Evolving complexity of the RFFE as the market transitions from 4G to 5G and why it matters (Analyst Angle)

As the mobile industry continues its transition to 5G, outperforming its predecessor generations on nearly every metric at launch, it brings with it a host of extremely complex challenges for vendors to overcome if this demand explosion across all price tiers and device types...

Editorial Webinar: 5G-connected venues: A shifting value proposition in a post-COVID world

The need to invest in rural broadband infrastructure and bridge the digital divide isn’t a new ambition in the U.S. but the critical need for ubiquitous, reliable connectivity has been brought into sharp relief throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, federal officials made emergency...

Well, technically… a hybrid workforce maximizes flexibility and productivity: Qualcomm’s Heather Ace (Ep. 46)

https://soundcloud.com/rcrwirelessnews/well-technically-a-hybrid-workforce-maximizes-flexibility-and-productivity-ep-46/s-gI7RkFsorMd Qualcomm's Chief Human Resources Officer Heather Ace describes the company's hybrid approach to in-office work post COVID and the importance of focusing on mental health and workplace equity. She also shares how her own experience onboarding remotely informed how she tackled these challenging topics.

The University of Texas partners with tech firms to set new 6G R&D center

The University of Texas (UT) has teamed up with tech companies Qualcomm, Samsung, AT&T, NVIDIA and InterDigital to establish a new research center, dubbed 6G@UT, to lay the groundwork for 6G. “The advances in both wireless communications and machine learning over the past decade have...

Editorial Report: 5G-connected venues: A shifting value proposition in a post-COVID world

Venues like stadiums, transportation hubs and other large facilities have always been bottlenecks for operators, particularly with the proliferation of increasingly data-intensive applications. As the world gradually gets back to normal post-COVID-19, the future of venues is in flux. In the slow ramp back up...

5G V2X sidelink for robust automotive communication and enhanced network capacity

Intelligent transportation systems provide advanced traffic and transport management that allows for better coordination and communication between all components of the transportation system, from vehicles to traffic lights to pedestrians and roadside infrastructure. Central to this concept is V2X, or vehicle-to-everything, communication. Vehicles that...

5G will power the factories of the future

With 5G already having a big impact on consumers, the next step is to apply the latest generation of cellular and attendant technologies like edge computing, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, to high-value vertical industries. Given its critical role in feeding the global supply...

Optimizing 5G mmWave deployments for boundless XR

From creating new types of immersive entertainment and gaming experiences for consumers to changing the dynamics of enterprise collaboration, remote support and more, extended reality (XR) is poised for massive growth as 5G networks continue to proliferate. With incredibly high throughput, massive capacity and...

Qualcomm hones in on mmWave densification and in-building coverage

From creating new types of immersive entertainment and gaming experiences for consumers to changing the dynamics of enterprise collaboration, remote support and more, extended reality (XR) is poised for massive growth as 5G networks continue to proliferate. With incredibly high throughput, massive capacity and...

Qualcomm’s green network research focused on powerful, sustainable 5G

Reducing power consumption has been a priority in the telecommunications industry for years with efforts focused on both devices and base stations. The 3GPP, for instance, has been tackling this issue from the perspective of switching times, or shutting down parts of a network...

Can neural networks enable natural network evolution without cyclical air interface updates?

The evolution of cellular networks follows a fairly predictable cycle of R&D, standardization, application of standards to new equipment, deployment of that equipment, and repeat. But Qualcomm’s Tingfang Ji, Senior Director of engineering, is studying a future where neural networks could potentially replace the...

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