To accelerates 5G roadmap
Qualcomm helped 3GPP to make some tectonic shifts and allow the 5G NR to be ready in 2019.
Telecom Italia is promising that the Republic of San Marino is going to be the first 5G State in Europe. The plan will increase the power of the infrastructure, and the first “small cells” will be installed in the principal streets and piazzas around San Marino's historical centre.
Fully cloud based
ZTE has released its own 5G integrated solution which it says offers a comprehensive suite of solutions for 5G wireless access, core network and bearer network to help operators fast-track 5G commercial network deployments.
KT has confirmed details of an ambitious plan to conduct extensive trials of pre-standard 5G technology at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, ahead of full commercial rollout in 2019.
Buys you 1,500 wireless licenses
It is not a big secret that Verizon is the biggest network in the US, followed by AT&T and T-Mobile, but T-Mobile is doing a great job in catching up and now the outfit has announced that it plans to spend $8 billion to improve its 4G network.
After the 5G, 24 GHz and 39 GHz bands
AT&T has announced a plan to spend $1.6 billion to Straight Path Communications in an all-stock deal aimed at bulking up the carrier’s portfolio of millimeter wave spectrum. As you can imagine, you will need these bands for the 5G millimeter waves.
Chip behemoth Intel said it had appointed Aicha S. Evans as its chief strategy officer.
Spicing up the lower end
In a bid to improve its bottom line, Qualcomm has developed 4G modems for lower end smartphones and feature phones.
How Qualcomm wireless helped him win
At the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Qualcomm took us by surprise inviting us to a Mercedes AMG Petronas / Qualcomm Formula One F1 event where none other than Nico Rosberg, the actual Formula 1 champion, took the stage to talk about how Qualcomm technologies helped him win the championship. We have the full discussion on video, below.