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Forecast: 60% of 2022 5G smartphones under $600

The development and introduction of more diverse and affordable 5G smartphones will be the main driver accelerating 5G adoption after 2021, with many lead vendors expected to push deeper into the segment, quickly democratizing the 5G experience and establishing a wider ecosystem. This seismic shift to lower price tiers will result in over 60 per […]

November 20, 2020

5G speed record claimed in Finland

Comms technologist Nokia, communications service provider Elisa and wireless technology specialist Qualcomm Technologies say they have achieved the world’s fastest 5G speeds on a commercial network in Finland by delivering 8 Gbps for the first time serving two 5G mmWave devices connected simultaneously. The fast speed, which was showcased at Elisa’s flagship store in Helsinki, […]

November 19, 2020

Study: 5G economic opportunity proves resilient

Findings from the IHS Markit 2020 5G Economy Study, commissioned by Qualcomm Technologies, reveal a 10.8 per cent net increase in global 5G investment and R&D over the next 15 years, compared to the 2019 forecast. The study also shows an increase in 5G-related jobs to 22.8 million by 2035, up 22.3 million, despite the […]

November 18, 2020

DISH, Qualcomm 5G O-RAN collaboration

DISH Network Corporation and Qualcomm Technologies have announced a collaboration to test open and virtualised RAN 5G solutions containing the new Qualcomm 5G RAN Platforms to help fast track DISH’s rollout of what is intended to be the US’s first cloud-native, Open RAN-compliant 5G network. DISH will utilise the Qualcomm 5G RAN Platforms through DISH’s […]

November 11, 2020

OneWeb investors saw bankruptcy coming

A filing to the US bankruptcy court handling OneWeb’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy on August 3rd states that investors in OneWeb saw the company’s bankruptcy as likely from the middle of 2018. The key investors were SoftBank, Airbus, Qualcomm, Banco Azteca, and the Government of the Republic of Rwanda and the filing argues that these controlling […]

August 5, 2020By Chris Forrester

Qualcomm drives next-gen compression standard

Qualcomm Technologies has announced the completion of the Versatile Video Coding (VVC) standard for video compression. Qualcomm’s leadership in contributing technologies, driving proof-of-concepts, and bringing the standard development to conclusion resulted in the standard completion on July 6th, with commercial deployments expected in 2021. VVC is the next-generation video compression standard designed to power the […]

July 16, 2020

Qualcomm invests $98m in Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio has been a huge success in India’s cellular market, and is forecast to pass 500 million subscribers during 2023. Now Qualcomm is climbing aboard the company with a $98 million (€86.4m) investment and part of a major cash-raising exercise that Jio has undertaken over the last 12 weeks that now tops $15.7 billion […]

July 14, 2020

H.266 ‘to cut 4K streaming data by half’

A new video-encoding standard that promises to cut data use by at least half has been formally unveiled, after three years of development and negotiations. It is claimed H.266 should make it possible for slow connections to stream in higher quality than before, without pauses for buffering. It could also pave the way for on-demand […]

July 8, 2020