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MediaTek (MTK) aims to open up the market for low-cost 5G smartphones

2022-04-29
"The next phase of 5G growth will be achieved by lowering 5G prices for everyone. Over the next few years, I believe we will see more progress in that area "MediaTek's Vice President of Corporate Marketing, Mr. Finbarr Moynihan, stated that the company would continue to offer new solutions aimed at the mainstream, mid-tier, and entry-level segments of the 5G market. MediaTek stated that next-generation technology is still a "major growth engine" for the Taiwanese fabless semiconductor b...

MediaTek teamed up with Chunghwa Telecom to create a 5G mmWave test environment

2022-04-11
MediaTek teamed up with Chunghwa Telecom to create a 5G mmWave test environment MediaTek and Chunghwa Telecom announced a partnership to build a 5G mmWave chip test environment at MediaTek's R&D headquarters in Hsinchu. The 5G non-standalone (NSA) signals built by the 5G non-standalone (NSA) signal include 3.5GHz intermediate frequency (90MHz bandwidth) and 28GHz mm Wave high frequency band (bandwidth 600MHz). MediaTek is a global supplier of mobile phone chips, while Chunghwa Telecom has a...

MediaTek expects 6G data speeds 10-100 times faster than 5G

2022-01-19
CNA file photo Taipei, Jan. 18 (CNA) The data transmission speed of 6G (sixth-generation wireless) networks is expected to be 10-100 times faster than current 5G technology, MediaTek Inc., one of the world's leading chip design companies, said in its 6G vision white paper released Tuesday. According to the report, the initial 6G standardization effort is expected to start in 2024-2025, with the initial standard technology expected around 2027-2028. "...

Jio, Airtel, Vodafone Idea want 5Gi to be merged with 3GPP standard; urge India to maintain technology neutral stance

2021-11-05
Telcos through their representative body COAI said that making 5Gi a partof 3GPP standard or global 5G standard can ensure early adoption byoperators without any policy intervention and all stakeholders can reap thebenefits of economies of scale. NEW DELHI: Indian telecom operators --Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea -- have yet again dialled the Indian government urging it to continue with its its technology neutral approach for the adoption of 5G technology and suggested...

Dell targets market for 5G networks built on open-source hardware

2021-10-15
The technology has drawn interest from the U.S. government because it would allow networks to be made with offerings from American firms such as Dell, Microsoft Corp and others rather solely from industry-specific providers such as Nokia or China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. · Reuters October 14, 2021, 07:30 IST By Stephen Nellis Dell TechnologiesChief Michael Dell said on Wednesday he sees an opportunity to play a key role in the global rollout of5G networkswith new technology that make...

Airtel gearing up for 5G trials using mmWave band, says CTO Randeep Sekhon

2021-10-07
“Our next round of trials should be on the millimetre wave,” Sekhon said, adding that they are awaiting equipment from vendor partners. ETTelecom Updated: October 06, 2021, 16:55 IST Bharti Airtelis preparing to conduct5Gtrials using the millimeter band,Randeep Sekhon, Chief Technology Officer said. “Our next round of trials should be on the millimeter wave,” Sekhon said, adding that they are awaiting equipment from vendor partners. The mmWave band is c...

5G FWA is hot: 72% of global service providers are offering FWA, says Ericsson

2021-06-18
byLinda Hardesty|Jun 16, 2021 Fixed wireless access (FWA) is hot among service providers worldwide, according toEricsson’s 2021 Mobility Report, which was published today. About 72% of all service providers are now offering FWA, as of April 2021. And connections are forecast to exceed 180 million by the end of 2026, accounting for more than 20% of total mobile network data traffic globally. Ericsson defines FWA as “a connection that provides primary broadband access through wir...

Global 5G future at risk if 6GHz spectrum is not licensed: GSMA

2021-05-19
TheGSM Association(GSMA) has called on governments to license the6GHz bandfor fifth-generation or 5G networks if they aspire to realize the full capabilities of the next-generation technology. “It is estimated that 5G networks need 2GHz of mid-band spectrum over the next decade to deliver on its full potential,” it said. It has further urged governments to make at least 6425-7125 MHz available for licensed 5G; to ensure backhaul services are protected; and added that the bottom half of the...

Ericsson signs standalone 5G deal with Swisscom

2021-05-05
byBevin Fletcher|May 3, 2021 5:02pm Ericsson on Monday inked an expanded 5G deal with Swisscom that includes transitioning the operator’s 5G network to standalone (SA) mode. Swisscom plans to use Ericsson’s cloud-native dual-mode 5G core, with the inclusion of a container-based cloud packet core and cloud data management and policy. The Swedish vendor’s 5G radio gear is also part of the deal, with Swisscom tapping 5G NR carrier aggregation and 5G RAN slicing technologies. Netwo...

T-Mobile’s Ulf Ewaldsson says ‘time has come’ for fixed wireless

2021-04-08
The panelists on a FierceWireless session at this week'sCCAMobile Show were pretty stoked about the opportunities for fixed wireless access (FWA) to disrupt the home broadband market. Ulf Ewaldsson, T-Mobile’s chief network officer, said, “The dream of FWA has been around for 30-40 years, and having the ability to provide a true broadband connection to a home using wireless is something that’s been worked at for many, many years. I think 5G actually gives us the opportunity to do i...

AT&T signs 5-year deal with Nokia for C-band gear

2021-03-19
byMonica Alleven| Mar 18, 2021 10:24am Nokia announced today that it will be supporting AT&T’s C-band buildout, a development that is not the least bit surprising given their history together. Financial terms of the five-year deal were not disclosed. AT&T saidlast weekthat it will be spending on the order of $6 billion to $8 billion on its C-band rollout, which will begin when the first batch of spectrum becomes available at the end of this year, although a lot of planning an...

Advances in 5G Boosts Mobile Speeds in Taiwan

2021-02-09
ARÍA F. VALENZUELA GÓMEZ03 Feb 2021 Taiwan has seen considerable growth in its mobile performance since it issued its first 5G commercial license in July 2020. UsingSpeedtest Intelligence® data from Q4 2020, we explored how the emerging technology has affected overall mobile speeds, how much faster 5G was compared to 4G, which operator had the fastest 5G and what speeds look like in Taiwan’s largest metropolitan areas. Mobile internet speeds in Taiwan showed steady impr...