Tag Archives: 5G

OnePlus 5G phone to be announced in Q2 2019

Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has announced that it will unveil its first 5G phone in Q2 2019. For this, it has partnered with Finnish telecommunications company Elisa which operates majorly in Estonia and Finland. The statement comes as OnePlus prepares to showcase its 5G prototype phone during the Mobile World …

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5G could solve major 4G congestion

Ahead of 5G‘s global rollout, mobile analytic company Opensignal has published a new report analyzing 4G speeds worldwide to better understand how 5G will solve the congestion problems of today’s 4G networks. The firm’s analysis of 77 countries has revealed the enormous extent to which 4G speeds drop during peak …

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Gemalto makes 5G SIM card available to operators

Gemalto says its “world-first” 5G SIM card will allow mobile operators to pursue new opportunities afforded by next generation networks while protecting customers against existing and future threats. The Dutch cybersecurity firm says it was worked closely with industry stakeholders during the development of the SIM card, involving them through …

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O2 5G confirmed to launch in these four cities in 2019

O2 has confirmed which cities will be the first to experience its 5G network when it launches later this year.  The operator will be bringing 5G to the UK’s four capital cities – Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London – before the end of 2019, before expanding in 2020 as 5G- …

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5G will account for a fifth of UK mobile data traffic by 2022

More than a quarter (28.6 per cent) all mobile traffic within the UK will be transmitted via a 5G network by 2022, according to Cisco’s latest Mobile Visual Networking Index (VNI). This proportion is more than European rivals like France and Germany, and second only to the US. EE, Three …

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Vodafone ‘world-first’ connects smartphones to 5G network

Vodafone has successfully connected three commercial smartphones to its 5G network in Spain, claiming a world-first in the process, ahead of a full launch in several major cities across Europe later in 2019. The trials were held in the capital Madrid and in Barcelona, home of Mobile World Congress (MWC), …

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You may want to hold off buying a 5G phone until 2020

We know that 5G will officially launch in 2019, but the first 5G phones to hit the market this year could be quickly outshone by 5G devices launched towards the end of 2019 and into 2020. Smartphone chipset maker Qualcomm has announced its second generation 5G modem, the Snapdragon X55, …

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Three trials cloud core 5G network with staff

Three is trialling a “world-first” cloud-based core network with its staff ahead of a full rollout to customers later this year. The overhauled core network, delivered by Nokia, is a key component of Three’s £2 billion 5G investment programme, which also includes new equipment, spectrum and an IT transformation. 5G …

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Does sports content hold the key to 5G adoption?

Over the coming weeks and months, 5G will transform from an idea into a reality. The first compatible handsets will be unveiled at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona and operators will be detailing the brand-new consumer applications they hope will drive adoption. One of the earliest use cases has …

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UK ‘doesn’t need to ban’ Huawei 5G kit

The UK will not need to ban Huawei’s 5G kit, despite rumors that the company’s hardware could pose a national security risk, reports have claimed. According to the Financial Times, the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) believes it can mitigate the risks posed by Huawei’s 5G network equipment without …

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