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Offline AndrewC

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5G News
« on: December 21, 2018, 05:54 »
In addition to the Korean Service Providers going live with their token 5G networks on 1st Dec, AT&T goes live today with 5G!

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AT&T today announced that it has launched its first mobile 5G service in parts of 12 cities across the United States
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5G connectivity has rolled out in Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; Houston, Texas; Dallas, Texas; Indianapolis, Indiana; Jacksonville, Florida; Louisville, Kentucky; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; New Orleans, Louisiana; Raleigh, North Carolina; San Antonio, Texas; and Waco, Texas.

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Among the first consumer purchasable 5G device - NETGEAR’s Nighthawk® 5G Mobile Hotspot featuring QCOM’s X50 5G NR chip.

https://blog.netgear.com/blog/netgear-nighthawk-5g-mobile-hotspot-worlds-first-standards-based-millimeter-wave-mobile-5g-device/

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Re: 5G News
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 20:56 »
https://www.wsj.com/articles/beware-the-5g-hype-wireless-rivals-fuel-confusion-11547054186

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Beware the 5G Hype: Wireless Rivals Fuel Confusion

AT&T, Verizon put their own spin on wireless standards to appear cutting-edge; some decry fake 5G

What’s 5G wireless service? On this, companies can agree: It’s what comes after 4G.
Asking for a more specific definition of the wireless industry’s brand new thing invites controversy. U.S. telecom companies have started slapping the 5G label on a smorgasbord of technologies, sowing confusion in an industry not known for its simplicity.

AT&T Inc. T -2.18% gained attention in recent days for putting “5GE” labels atop some customers’ Android smartphone screens. The E stands for “evolution,” a sign of the added bandwidth those phones can access as the company lays the groundwork for full-fledged 5G service.

AT&T finance chief John Stephens said the designation is appropriate because the company is upgrading cell towers with new equipment that will immediately improve wireless service quality. Those costly installations will eventually support full 5G service when the company updates antenna systems with newer software, a relatively inexpensive improvement.



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Re: 5G News
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2019, 07:36 »
Sounds like Singapore’s 5G spectrum auction is only next year (2020)?!  ::)
(Buy a 5G Mobile handset in 2019 at your own peril ;D)

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PS: Interesting that he names the Five-Eyes for “consultations”.
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2019, 07:45 »
Haha...so funny that the anchor lady persistently focused on the "Huawei security threat" and what's Singapore stance on this. Clearly we do not have an answer for that.  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: 5G News
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2019, 20:18 »
This is interesting news. Especially for self-driving cars this might have faster and more accurate performances when it comes to automatic braking for example. The current 4G network which is active in most countries doesn't provide technical support for very high and instant anticipation. If interested, this might be a good read: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-45048264

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Re: 5G News
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2019, 13:38 »
This one's probably a lot more informative (rather than PAP techno babble from a Economics guy ;D)

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ps: Self-Driven cars won't depend on 5G to make braking decisions!! That'll be done autonomously within the car (like how Tesla's work currently). The 5G connection will mostly be for Traffic & Telemetry.
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Re: 5G News
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2019, 05:47 »
Closer to home...

https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/5G-networks/South-Korea-s-5G-head-start-puts-Samsung-in-pole-position

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South Korea's 5G head start puts Samsung in pole position
Launch poses test for Huawei while carriers face heavy investment burden

SEOUL -- South Korea will on Friday become the first country to offer commercial fifth-generation wireless communication, providing a test of what consumers can expect from faster data speeds.

The three leading South Korean wireless carriers -- KT, SK Telecom and LG Uplus -- will make 5G network access available to users of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S10 5G smartphones. That gives South Korea's biggest phone maker an advantage in adapting to the change.

KT on Tuesday announced the pricing for its 5G service, which will enable users to transmit data about 20 times faster than the fastest 4G networks. The government has strongly urged carriers to make 5G affordable to encourage takeup of the service.

KT's service will cost 55,000 Korean won ($48) per month. The plan for unlimited data will cost 80,000 won, which is about 60% higher than the comparable 4G service.
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Re: 5G News
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2019, 12:17 »
Real-world 5G experiences... lots of teething problems obviously.  ;D

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Re: 5G News
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2019, 20:52 »
This is one tech that we as consumers can afford to take our time to adopt it while we wait for the ISPs to work out the problems and more importantly the coverage range. Definitely we can see results in the next 2 - 3 yrs.

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Re: 5G News
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2019, 22:14 »
Back to Qualcomm for Apple!!

https://newsroom.intel.com/news-releases/intel-modem-statement/#gs.5ng7am

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Intel to Exit 5G Smartphone Modem Business, Focus 5G Efforts on Network Infrastructure and Other Data-Centric Opportunities

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 16, 2019 – Intel Corporation today announced its intention to exit the 5G smartphone modem business and complete an assessment of the opportunities for 4G and 5G modems in PCs, internet of things devices and other data-centric devices. Intel will also continue to invest in its 5G network infrastructure business.



https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-16/apple-qualcomm-reach-courthouse-steps-settlement-to-end-suits

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Apple, Qualcomm Reach Courthouse-Steps Settlement to Suits

Apple Inc. and Qualcomm Inc. agreed to end a two-year legal battle over billions of dollars of technology licensing fees that threatened the chipmaker’s most profitable line of business.

Apple will make a one-time payment to Qualcomm, and the two reached a multiyear agreement whereby Qualcomm will supply chips and license its technology to the iPhone maker in exchange for royalty payments, the companies said Tuesday in a statement. Litigation between the two around the world will be dismissed, but no details were disclosed about the payments or fees. Qualcomm’s stock gained the most in a single day since 1999.



(QCOM’s up well over nearly 30% from yesterday ;) )
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