U.S. Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai said he'll recommend approving a proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, following a series of promises the carriers made for their $26.5 billion deal.
Samsung's first 5G-compatible smartphone, the Galaxy S10 5G, is finally going on sale in the United States on Verizon, but prospective owners will only be able to use the new connectivity speeds in parts of just two cities for the moment: Chicago and Minneapolis.
Apple's rancor at the slow progress of Intel modem development began long before April's Qualcomm settlement and the rush to 5G, a report said on Wednesday, adding that the iPhone maker's in-house baseband chip won't arrive until 2025.
The U.S. Department of Justice in a filing on Thursday preemptively requested a hearing on potential remedies should Qualcomm be found liable in an antitrust case leveled by the Federal Trade Commission.
Carriers in the United States are rolling out 5G mobile networks, which promises to revolutionize mobile communications for everyone. With the hype it is generating, and the discussions surrounding how Apple will adopt the technology, it's worth taking a moment to work out what exactly 5G is, as well as what to realistically expect in the coming years.
Verizon on Thursday announced 20 further U.S. cities set to get 5G, including the fastest version of the standard, millimeter wave (mmWave) — a technology T-Mobile's CTO says won't make it beyond urban borders.
The CEO of AT&T has proposed higher pricing for 5G connectivity, suggesting data plans for the next-generation mobile networks could be closer to that of broadband packages, including both allowances of data and tiered maximum speeds.
Without Apple buying its 5G modems in annual volumes greater than 200M units, Intel had little chance of staying afloat in competition with Qualcomm. However, the Open Handset Alliance of Android phone makers is the bigger casualty of the deal, because they're losing the strongest marketing point they've had to rival iPhones in ten years: exclusive access to Qualcomm's leading 5G modem chips.
Apple supplier Intel on Tuesday announced plans to exit the 5G smartphone modem business, with the decision arriving on the heels of a settlement reached in the wide sprawling Apple v. Qualcomm legal battle.