Apple may opt for Intel’s 5G modem, not Qualcomm’s, in future iPhones

ArsTechnica, Valentina Palladino Another Qualcomm snub as Apple continues to look to other chipmakers for its devices. While it will be some time before 5G LTE becomes standard, Apple is thinking ahead about how to best incorporate 5G technology into its iPhones. According to a Fast Company report, Apple has been working with Intel to incorporate the […]

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Posted on November 17, 2017 at 8:48 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Intel’s 5G modem makes its debut at CES, but there’s a lot of 4G tech behind it

Ed Oswald, Yahoo!News, 1/9/17 There’s a continuing argument in the wireless industry over 5G — even what it actually will look like — but that’s not stopping companies like Intel from pushing forward with efforts to at least attain 5G speeds during 2017. Intel is showing off at CES 2017 a sample of its 5G […]

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Posted on January 9, 2017 at 5:25 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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5G, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing, claims wireless comms expert

Graeme Burton, The Inquirer, 12/20/16 5G vision is flawed, claims Professor William Webb, and mobile operators can’t afford it anyway THE 5G WIRELESS VISION is flawed because technological advances are insufficient to deliver it, users won’t pay extra for the higher data rates and don’t need the greater capacity it is expected to provide – and because […]

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Posted on December 20, 2016 at 10:14 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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T-Mobile’s 5G speed is mind-bogglingly faster than Verizon

Roger Cheng, CNET, 9/22/16 The nation’s third-largest carrier gets into 5G in a big way. T-Mobile has mocked the other carriers for making ridiculous promises and hyping up 5G, or the next generation of wireless technology. So what does it do on Tuesday? Hype up 5G. T-Mobile Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray laid out his […]

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Posted on September 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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LTE-U’s window is closing and bigger 5G disputes may be coming

The Register, 8/22/16 Verizon and Qualcomm slam Wi-Fi Alliance’s proposed test framework One of the presumed outcomes of the 5G process is full convergence of licensed and unlicensed spectrum, with one or more air interface standards which can span both, using frequencies entirely flexibly according to requirement. This is a very long way off, if […]

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Posted on August 22, 2016 at 4:43 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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FCC votes to begin working toward 5G wireless networks

Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, 7/15/16 In a unanimous vote this morning, the Federal Communications Commission approved a plan to begin readying the United States for 5G wireless networks. The proceedings will lead to the commission opening up airwaves that allow for faster data speeds; rights to those airwaves will then be auctioned off to companies […]

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Posted on July 15, 2016 at 9:02 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Verizon hopes to set 5G agenda with latest milestone

Roger Cheng, CNET news, 7/11/16 The carrier and its partners agree to a set of standards — a move that pushes the 5G effort forward and that reinforces Verizon’s leadership in the upcoming wireless tech. The reality of 5G, wireless connectivity that’s faster than our speediest home internet service, is years away. But that isn’t […]

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Posted on July 11, 2016 at 12:52 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Verizon, AT&T offering interoperable VoLTE to some customers

Colin Gibbs, FierceWireless, 7/7/16 The nation’s two largest mobile network operators have begun to commercially deploy interoperable Voice over LTE (VoLTE). Finally. VoLTE offers as much as three times more voice and data capacity than 3G technologies, enabling higher quality connections. The technology also allows carriers to increase bandwidth. AT&T confirmed to FierceWireless that some […]

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Posted on July 7, 2016 at 9:17 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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This battle over wireless spectrum means getting a signal in more places (FAQ)

Marguerite Reardon, CNET, 3/29/16 CNET breaks down the latest government auction for radio airwaves, and how it affects the future of the wireless industry — and your service. You like streaming “The Walking Dead” to your phone? The wireless carriers are facing off to ensure that you’ll be able to keep watching those videos without […]

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Posted on March 29, 2016 at 9:55 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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AT&T trialling 5G, promises speeds 10 to 100 times faster than LTE

Jon Brodkin, ArsTechnica, 2/18/16 5G cellular technology could be used for home Internet service, AT&T says AT&T is testing an early version of its 5G network this year, saying it will be 10 to 100 times faster than LTE and might be used for home Internet service. “An early use of 5G’s underlying technology could be […]

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Posted on February 18, 2016 at 9:23 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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