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Qualcomm Technologies has agreed to buy high-performance silicon start-up Nuvia for about $1.4 billion, in a move that Qualcomm says will deliver “step-function improvements in CPU performance and power efficiency to meet the demands of next-generation 5G computing.” Qualcomm has big plans for Nuvia’s CPUs, saying that they will be integrated across its portfolio to
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2020 was a tough year for humans — and for networks. As daily lives were interrupted and people stayed home rather than travel or gather for work, school or entertainment, there was an accompanying flip-flop in network traffic patterns: Far more reliance on a distributed network of at-home connections than those at businesses, schools or
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Verizon has launched the AWS 5G MEC platform in 10 cities A few weeks ago, Verizon announced the extension of its 5G Edge with AWS Wavelength in Denver and Seattle, bringing the total number of locations that can access the mobile edge computing (MEC) platform to 10. While the ultimate plan is to introduce edge
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Hong Kong’s smallest mobile operator, SmarTone, said that its 5G network already provides coverage throughout Hong Kong, currently covering over 95% of the population. SmarTone’s 5G network coverage has been extended to 65 rural areas, including country parks, cycle tracks, hiking trails, nature trails and campsites. SmarTone’s 5G network coverage now includes 17 major tunnels
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Middle East telecom group Ooredoo Group and Ericsson have signed a global framework agreement for the supply of 5G radio, core and transport products and solutions, as well as related implementation and integration services. The agreement includes Ooredoo Group’s operating companies in Qatar, Indonesia, Algeria, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Palestine, Tunisia, Myanmar and Maldives. The 5G
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FirstNet Authority calls Nashville bombing an “extraordinary attack on an important node of the nation’s communications infrastructure” AT&T says that it has largely completed the initial recovery and restoration of mobile and wireline services, after a Christmas morning explosion in which a Tennessee man blew up his recreational vehicle in front of one of its
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Spectrum auction covers low- and mid-band frequencies for 5G The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) announced that six companies have applied to participate in the upcoming multi-band spectrum auction. The carriers that have submitted applications are all existing operators on the market: Cell C, Rain Networks, Vodacom, Telkom, Liquid Telecom and MTN. ICASA
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5G network launches follow spectrum allocation in October France was one of the latest countries in Western Europe to launch 5G. Mobile operators in the country announced their initial 5G deployments in November and December after telecommunications regulator Arcep made available suitable spectrum for 5G in October. Here, we briefly describe the initial availability of
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Spanish operators have been accelerating 5G deployment plans over the last months and all carriers already offer 5G in the country’s main urban areas as well as in medium-sized cities. In this article, we briefly describe the current state of 5G deployments by Telefonica, Orange, Vodafone and Masmovil. Telefónica Spain’s largest operator Telefónica recently announced
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Australia, India, Brazil and the U.K. have spectrum auctions planned throughout 2021 As 5G deployments accelerate globally, regulators still need to award key 5G frequencies to allow carriers to provide high-capacity services and, in some cases, provide a broader coverage in certain geographies. Here we briefly state four key 5G spectrum auction that will likely
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China Mobile, the world’s largest operator in terms of subscribers, added 18.6 million 5G subscribers in November, according to statistics published on the carrier’s website. The operator said it ended November with a total of 147.38 million 5G subscribers, compared to 6.7 million 5G customers in January. China Mobile’s overall mobile subscriber base was reported
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Ericsson and Singtel have announced they are deploying 5G New Radio (NR) Standalone and dual-mode 5G core network products and services. The 5G network will operate on Singtel’s 3.5 GHz and 28 GHz spectrum bands, spanning outdoor and indoor 5G coverage. Ericsson said that mmWave connectivity will also be deployed in hotspots across the city
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Rohde & Schwarz’s test solutions are supporting D-Band testing in partnership with Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics (IHP), looking at the potential for the airwaves’ use in future mobile communications standards and automotive radar applications. The D-Band ranges from 110-170 GHz, and R&S said that the two companies have performed the industry’s first full 2D/3D
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The Federal Communications Commission is increasing the number of daily rounds in the C Band auction from four to five and cutting the round-duration to just 30 minutes each, angling to push the auction toward conclusion. After 29 rounds, the auction has now raised $23.46 billion. According to analysis from Ari Meltzer and Rick Edelman
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Better rural broadband availability has “significant positive impacts on crop yields and other farm production metrics,” the Federal Communications Commission’s Office of Economics and Analytics found in a new working paper. The report, by economist Katherine LoPiccalo (who previously worked at the FCC but is now at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau), drew on FCC
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AT&T has seen significant shifts in demand due to the global pandemic, and it is looking to build a converged, virtualized fiber-based network that serves multiple customer segments while overlaying millimeter-wave 5G in locations that lend themselves to specific experiences built around 5G. Igal Elbaz, AT&T’s senior VP of wireless technology, speaking at Oppenheimer’s first
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