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Galaxy S22 Ultra review—great mix of camera and productivity (Analyst Angle)

During Samsung's announcement of Galaxy S22 phones, I tweeted that it's all about the camera. But after using Galaxy S22 Ultra for the last few weeks, I have realized that it's not just the camera, but productivity as well, thanks to Samsung's hallmark, built-in...

Want to know the future of 5G and 6G? Check out Qualcomm’s MWC2022 demos (Analyst Angle)

After being badly battered by the global pandemic, Mobile World Congress (MWC)—the mobile industry's biggest show, is back to its old glory. It will again be the place where futuristic technologies and products are revealed as well as market trends are set. If you...

Vodafone and Samsung mark the dawn of Open RAN in the UK (Analyst Angle)

A single cellular site has never been this noteworthy and a milestone across multiple dimensions. I am talking about the recently launched Open RAN site in the UK by Vodafone and Samsung Networks. This was the first such commercial site in the UK—a brownfield...

HPE and Qualcomm announcement signifies the role of cloud and telco collaboration in Open RAN (Analyst Angle)

The talk of the outsized role of cloud players in Open RAN is as old as talk of Open RAN itself. After prolonged anticipation, the collaboration between traditional telco and cloud players is finally coming to fruition. The recent HPE and Qualcomm announcement about...

Are you ready for Wi-Fi 7—the next generation of Wi-Fi (Analyst Angle)

If you think the successive generations of Wi-Fi are coming far more quickly than before, you are not wrong. While Wi-Fi 6E is relatively new, and Wi-Fi 6 devices are ramping up now, the industry is already readying the next step, Wi-Fi 7. There...

Samsung Galaxy Book—Robust productivity workhorse with premium looks (Analyst Angle)

It is no easy task picking the right laptop from a plethora of options that consumers and enterprises have today. But if you are looking for a mid-tier, nice-looking, and cost-effective option for everyday productivity tasks, be it a consumer, enterprise, or student, the...

A fresh look at building 5G radio access networks (Analyst Angle)

Telecom operators have been building cellular networks for more than four decades. During that time, four generations have passed, many technologies have come and gone, numerous innovations and advances have occurred. Cellular smartphones have even fundamentally changed how we live, work and play. All...

With ultraBAW filter offering Qualcomm becomes a one-stop-shop for 5G device RF solutions (Analyst Angle)

Qualcomm insists on calling its product offering a “Modem-RF System” highlighting the importance of RF in achieving excellent smartphone performance, as well as the tight integration between modem and RF subsystems that can take the performance even further.  Despite the rapid expansion of its RF...

Can 5G mmWave deployments be profitable? Yes! Says Bell Labs Consulting

How do you confirm your gut feelings and logical reasoning? Well, you do a detailed techno-economic study and get a definitive answer. That’s exactly what the recently published report regarding mmWave deployments from the consulting arm of the legendry Bells Labs achieved.   The report finds...

How to secure cloud-native 5G virtual and Open RAN infrastructure (Analyst Angle)

Ever since the cloud-native virtual RAN (vRAN) and Open RAN architectures have started gaining popularity, one key question both proponents and adversaries have been asking is “What about security?” Considering the massive number of services and critical applications that 5G will connect, security risks...

Verizon and Samsung racing to build C Band vRAN 5G network (Analyst Angle)

While the media is abuzz with the news of Samsung Foldable smartphones, being a network engineer at heart, I am more excited about Verizon and Samsung’s recent announcement about the successful completion of 5G virtual RAN (vRAN) trials using the C Band spectrum. Verizon’s...

Qualcomm embeds deeper into the 5G Open RAN ecosystem with Rel. 16 small cell platform and accelerator card (Analyst Angle)

The floodgate of Mobile World Congress 2021 announcements has opened! 5G Open RAN will undoubtedly be the biggest theme among them. On the first day of the event, the 5G behemoth Qualcomm announced the world’s first 3GPP Rel. 16 Small Cell platform FSM200xx as...

Qualcomm announces first 5G NR IoT modem for high-performance IIoT use cases (Analyst Angle)

On the inauguration day of China Tech day, Qualcomm announced the first 5G-NR IoT modem Qualcomm 315. This is a purpose-built modem for gigabit-class, high-performance Industrial IoT (IIoT) use cases, directly addressing the immediate market need for higher speeds, capacity, and efficiency.  Many often wrongly...

Vodafone and Qualcomm to advance Open RAN with 5G Massive MIMO designs

Open RAN and virtual RAN have gotten so much media attention lately that some even call it just “hype.” But there is no denying the fact that there has been tremendous commercial traction and meaningful progress in making these concepts mainstream. There was another...

How compelling is Nvidia’s rationale for buying Arm? (Analyst Angle)

Right after the last Nvidia quarterly earnings release, Jim Cramer, host of CNBC Mad Money spoke to Jensen Huang, CEO of Nvidia regarding the deal with Arm. Most of his questions were softballs, but what caught my attention was Jensen’s comment that Arm was...

The chronicles of 3GPP Rel. 17, part 4: Change of guard at 3GPP (Analyst Angle)

It is election time at the 3GPP, and last week was the ballot for the chairmanship of the prestigious RAN Technical Specification Group (TSG). Dr. Wanshi Chen of Qualcomm came out as a winner after a hard-fought race. I caught up with Wanshi right...

Are mmWave bands cost-effective? ‘Absolutely,’ says GSMA Intelligence (Analyst Angle)

Defying all the naysayers, when ultimately mmWave bands were proven to be well suited for 5G networks, the biggest question on everybody’s mind was, whether they are cost-effective for building large scale networks. GSMA Intelligence (GSMA-I), the market analysis wing of the operator industry...

Growing awareness about 5G patent quality and technology leadership (Analyst Angle)

As a keen industry observer, I have seen with awe, the attention patents (aka IPR- Intellectual Property Rights) have recently gotten. And that has everything to do with the importance 5G has gotten.  Most of the stakeholders now realize that IPR leadership indeed means...

FTC vs. Qualcomm: Qualcomm wins the antitrust case, completely and decisively

After pointlessly fighting tooth and nail for almost two years, FTC will now be forced to end the case, after the latest setback at The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Ninth Circuit). The Ninth Circuit’s well expected en banc denial, following...

IAB with self-interference cancellation–no hassle way to expand 5G coverage (Analyst Angle)

Many 5G operators are quickly realizing that Integrated Access Backhauls (IABs) are an ideal solution to expand 5G coverage. This is even more important for operators such as Verizon and AT&T, who are primarily utilizing millimeter Wave (mmWave) bands for 5G. As I explained...

FTC vs. Qualcomm–FTC Chairman authorizes another swing at Qualcomm (Analyst Angle)

Right before the passing of the deadline, as expected, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) took another swing at Qualcomm by filing a request to reconsider the recent appellate court decision. But to everybody’s surprise, the FTC Chair and Trump appointee Joseph J. Simons, coming...

Lenovo Flex 5G–What a premium productivity 5G PC should be (Analyst Angle)

It is bliss, as an engineer, to witness a whopping 2Gpbs speed on a live commercial network, using an off the shelf device. And that was my experience a few weeks ago, using the new Lenovo Flex 5G on Verizon’s live mmWave network in...

FTC vs. Qualcomm–More than meets the eye in Ninth Circuit decision

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Ninth Circuit) gave a landmark decision in favor of Qualcomm, on Aug 11th 2020, in the long running antitrust case brought about by FTC. This was a highly anticipated outcome in the multi-year saga,...

IAB–the cost-effective solution to quickly expand 5G mmWave coverage (Analyst Angle)

One of the exciting features the recently finalized 3GPP Rel. 16 brings to 5G is the support for Integrated Access Backhaul (IAB). IABs have the potential to be a game-changer, especially for millimeter Wave (mmWave) deployments by solving the key challenge of backhaul. However,...

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