5g News Features

  1. The Week In 5G: 3/2/2018 – Carriers One-Up Each Other With 5G Rollout Announcements At MWC; Ask For More Government Support

    This week's Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona ratcheted up the 5G hype a few notches with mobile carriers announcing the build-up of 5G in more U.S. cities while calling on government to support their 5G network rollouts.

  2. Week In 5G: 2/23/2018 – Intel Eyes 5G Laptops, AT&T Announces First Cities Getting Mobile 5G

    Intel will be presenting demos or concepts of 5G-enabled devices at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, between Feb. 26 and March 1, 2018. At the same event, Intel and Huawei will demonstrate the world's first 5G New Radio (5G NR) over-the-air interoperability trial.

  3. The Week In 5G: 2/16/2018 – 5G Debuts At Winter Olympics, UK's Spectrum Auction To Go Ahead

    The world's largest showcase of 5G technology got underway at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea this week. Several 5G use cases are being demonstrated at the Games, ranging from driverless shuttles and ultrafast video streaming to wildlife management.

  4. The Week In 5G: 2/9/2018 - Nokia, Qualcomm Complete 5G NR Interoperability Testing; Advocate For Nationalized U.S. 5G Leaves White House

    Nokia and Qualcomm have completed interoperability and over-the-air testing — compliant with the global 3GPP 5G NR Release 15 standard — in the 3.5 Ghz and 28 Ghz spectrum. Successful testing allows operators to begin 5G NR field trials this year, in preparation for the rollout of commercial 5G services starting in 2019.

  5. The Week In 5G: 1/26/2018 – Qualcomm Teams With Chinese Companies On '5G Pioneer' Initiative; Deutsche Telekom, Intel, and Huawei Demonstrate 5G Interoperability

    Qualcomm has announced a "5G Pioneer" Initiative with Chinese companies to deliver 5G-ready devices commercially by 2019. 

  6. The Week In 5G: 1/19/2018 – Samsung And Ericsson Unveil New 5G Gear, AT&T Cuts Ties With Huawei

    Samsung is planning to become the third major player in the 5G modem chip market when it reveals its first 5G modem chip for smartphones in the second half of this year.

  7. The Week In 5G: 1/12/2018 – CES 2018: Qualcomm Expects 5G To Boost RF Chip Sales, Kia Unveils 5G-Connected Car; Sprint Zeroes In On Mobile 5G; UK and Africa Launch Trials

    At CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Qualcomm says it is adopting a comprehensive approach with 5G, including developing RF chips and modems to support the first 5G phones hitting store shelves by 2019.

  8. The Week In 5G: 1/5/2018 - Verizon Taps Samsung For 5G Debut, AT&T Readies True 5G Network

    Major U.S. carriers made a slew of announcements involving their ambitious 5G rollouts for the new year. Verizon said it has chosen Samsung to supply it with pre-standard 5G equipment for its first 5G service in Sacramento, sometime during the latter half of 2018. 

  9. 12/22/2017 Week In 5G: First Implementable 5G NR Specification; 5G A National Security Priority

    The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), the collaborative body that manages telecommunications and cellular standards, has completed the first implementable 5G New Radio (NR) specification. The approval of the first 5G NR standard under 3GPP Release 15 signals full-scale trials and commercial deployments as early as 2019.

  10. Air Force Makes First Flexible RF Gallium Nitride Devices

    Scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) report a breakthrough in materials science used to create flexible antennas and devices: a viable method to grow and transfer the exotic material known as Gallium Nitride (GaN) in a soft and flexible substrate.