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Topic: 5G

FCC chairman says he'll recommend Sprint & T-Mobile merger

05/20/2019, 10:05 am

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.

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Huawei under pressure, pushing down on Intel, ZombieLoad and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

05/17/2019, 08:05 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William is back to talk about Zombieload, Zombieland, Huawei, Intel and 5G.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G now on sale via Verizon, but can only use 5G network in two cities

05/16/2019, 01:05 pm

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.

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Huawei faces dual US bans, Dutch accusations of carrier backdoor

05/16/2019, 09:05 am

The U.S. government has leveled a dual blow against China's Huawei, both blocking it from acquiring American technology and preventing American telecoms firms from using Huawei equipment.

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Report: Apple's 5G modem to arrive in 2025, execs 'fed up' with slow Intel development

05/15/2019, 11:05 am

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.

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A full ban on sale & purchase of Huawei 5G & other networking gear in the US appears imminent [u]

05/15/2019, 08:05 am

U.S. President Donald Trump will allegedly sign an executive order this week blocking American companies from using any telecoms equipment made by Huawei, according to a report.

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Vodafone set to deploy UK 5G on July 3 using controversial Huawei gear

05/14/2019, 12:05 pm

Vodafone will become the U.K.'s first 5G carrier, switching on several cities on July 3 -- though controversially using some Huawei equipment for infrastructure.

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US DOJ requests hearing on remedies in Qualcomm antitrust case, cites concern over 5G rollout

05/02/2019, 11:05 pm

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.

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What are 5G and mmWave, and when will you be able to realistically use them?

05/01/2019, 02:05 pm

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.

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Tim Cook says settling Qualcomm dispute was "important for both companies"

04/30/2019, 06:04 pm

While declining to comment in any detail about Apple and Qualcomm's settling of a sprawling worldwide legal dispute, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that his company is "glad to put the litigation behind us."

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Apple's 5G modem project lead Ruben Caballero has left the company

04/29/2019, 04:04 pm

Ruben Caballero, a lead for Apple's nascent 5G modem project, has left the company in the wake of a division restructure, and the blockbuster Qualcomm modem deal.

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Apple hired away Intel's 5G modem lead just prior to Qualcomm settlement

04/28/2019, 03:04 pm

Intel's departure from the 5G modem business may have been dictated not just by Apple's settlement with Qualcomm, but its reported poaching of Intel's lead 5G modem developer earlier in 2019.

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Apple contemplated buying parts of Intel's cellular modem business to speed up 5G

04/26/2019, 03:04 pm

Apple was indeed in talks about potentially buying portions of Intel's cellular modem business in order to speed up its own internal modem development, a report claimed on Friday.

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Verizon names 20 more 5G cities, T-Mobile says mmWave 5G will be urban-only

04/25/2019, 08:04 am

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.

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AT&T CEO says faster 5G networks will cost more and be capped

04/24/2019, 03:04 pm

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.

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Sprint, AT&T reach settlement in lawsuit over rebranding 4G as '5G E'

04/22/2019, 07:04 pm

A settlement has emerged in Sprint's lawsuit against AT&T, which accused the rival carrier of "blatantly misleading consumers" with its use of the term "5G E" to market high-speed 4G connections.

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Editorial: The big loser in the Apple - Qualcomm settlement isn't Intel, it's Android

04/17/2019, 08:04 am

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.

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Intel exits 5G smartphone modem business on heels of Apple-Qualcomm settlement

04/16/2019, 07:04 pm

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.

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Apple to integrate Qualcomm's 5G chips in iPhone by 2020, report says

04/16/2019, 06:04 pm

A surprise settlement in a years-long legal battle over licensing and patents has opened the door for Apple to adopt Qualcomm 5G modems, but the chips are not expected to reach iPhone until 2020.

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Huawei chairman says Apple has not discussed buying its 5G modems for iPhone

04/16/2019, 07:04 am

Following Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei's comments that the firm is "open" to making 5G chipsets for future iPhones, current chairman Ken Hu denies having had any conversation with Apple.

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