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Globalstar names Qualcomm’s Jacobs as CEO

Paul Jacobs, the former CEO and chairman of chip-set manufacturer Qualcomm is to be the new CEO at satellite-phone business Globalstar. Globalstar has a contract with Apple to link iPhones with its growing satellite business. The latest iPhones (i14) can already make SES emergency calls in certain countries. Jacobs headed up Qualcomm from 2005 to […]

August 30, 2023By Chris Forrester

Garmin to expand satellite SOS business?

Traffic and destination mapping business Garmin is rumoured to be planning to work with Google to expand its satellite-based SOS telephony market. One report says that Garmin and Google are talking about using Google Messages and its text option on Garmin’s Response services for satellite-based emergency SOS connections. Garmin’s existing emergency service taps into Iridium’s […]

August 30, 2023By Chris Forrester

BT, Nokia demo new network capabilities

BT and Nokia have announced the successful uplink aggregation of two carrier components in a 5G Standalone (SA) live network spectrum. Demand for faster uplink speeds is growing in importance for a number of both existing and emerging use-cases, including live-streaming and video calls. Carrier aggregation is an important technique for ensuring reliability and high […]

August 25, 2023

Globalstar delivers 5G private networks and services powered by Qualcomm

Globalstar, a telecom infrastructure provider, has signed a strategic collaboration agreement with Qualcomm Technologies, involving a portfolio of 5G Private Network technologies, including Qualcomm FSM 5G RAN Platforms for small cells, as well as select Qualcomm Snapdragon Modem-RF Systems, supporting Rel 15/16, that will utilize Globalstar Band n53 terrestrial spectrum around the world. As part […]

March 8, 2023

Telefónica, Ericsson, Qualcomm launch commercial 5G 26GHz

Telefónica, Ericsson and Qualcomm, during Mobile World Congress in Spain, will launch what they say is the first commercial mobile 5G millimetre (mmWave) network. This technology milestone will allow compatible user devices partners to access the Ericsson-powered Telefónica 5G mmWave network during the event. Qualcomm Technologies, during MWC, will showcase the range of global 5G […]

February 20, 2023

US threat over Huawei sales

The US Department of Commerce is looking to ban US companies from exporting their technology to Chinese electronics giant Huawei. A report suggests that Intel and Qualcomm, among others, will be revoked export licences for their product sales to Huawei by the Department of Commerce. Huawei is already considered a “high risk” company by the […]

February 2, 2023By Chris Forrester

Qualcomm confirms Snapdragon for satellite

Qualcomm used the CES show in Las Vegas to showcase its Snapdragon chip especially engineered for satellite smartphone use. Snapdragon Satellite is a two-way satellite messaging service that will be available on “next-generation premium Android smartphones”. Its first announced customers are a partnership with satellite operator Iridium and a “collaboration” with Garmin. Snapdragon Satellite will […]

January 6, 2023By Chris Forrester

Qualcomm, Manchester United partnership

EPL football club Manchester United has agreed a multi-year global strategic collaboration with technology innovator Qualcomm Technologies. The arrangement will feature the Snapdragon brand. Snapdragon platforms power many of the world’s premium smartphones, PCs, gaming devices, connected cars, smart wearables and more. The collaboration will create events and experiences for Manchester United fans at Old […]

August 5, 2022

Tech majors plan 5G space mission

Comms technologist Ericsson,  French aerospace company Thales, and wireless technology specialist Qualcomm Technologies are planning to take 5G out of this world and across a network of Earth-orbiting satellites. After having each conducted detailed research, which included multiple studies and simulations, the parties plan to enter smartphone-use-case-focused testing and validation of 5G non-terrestrial networks (5G […]

July 11, 2022By Colin Mann

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

Wireless technology specialist Qualcomm has introduced its latest premium 5G mobile platform, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, claiming it leads the way into a new era of premium mobile technology equipped with cutting-edge 5G, AI, gaming, camera, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technologies to transform the next generation of flagship devices. Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 will be […]

December 2, 2021