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Qualcomm’s Latest Antenna Module Announcements Bring 5G Smartphones Closer To Commercial Reality

July 23, 2018, 10:58 a.m.
Malik Saadi , Vice President, Strategic Technologies

The News: Qualcomm has created a breakthrough for 5G NR with the announcement of a new batch of radio frequency (RF) solutions for both mmWave and sub-6GHz designed for smartphones and other mobile devices. By pairing Qualcomm’s latest RF modules with its Snapdragon X50 modem, the company intends to offer ...


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5G Is Standardized. Now What?

June 21, 2018, 11:03 a.m.
Dimitris Mavrakis, Research Director

Last week, the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) met and officially froze the first 5G New Radio (NR) specification, including Non-Standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA) network topologies in 3GPP Release 15 (R15). There is a lot more work being planned for Release 16 (R16). R16 will introduce more improvements and ...


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Foxconn Industrial Internet

June 18, 2018, 3:23 p.m.
Pierce Owen, Principal Analyst

Foxconn Industrial Internet (FII), a subsidiary of Foxconn, had its IPO on the Shanghai Stock Exchange on June 8, 2018, when its stock increased by 44%, making it the largest tech company in mainland China. Most of the world knows Foxconn, a Taiwanese manufacturer officially named Hon Hai Precision Industry ...


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GDPR: New Hurdles for Companies but More Power to People!

May 25, 2018, 8:02 a.m.
Michela Menting, Research Director

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is finally here, coming into full force today, 25 May 2018, for all organizations (‘data controllers’) processing the personal data of natural persons (‘data subjects’) in the EU. The regulations are a big deal because they will have significant effect not just ...


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Where Is 5G Being Made?

May 3, 2018, 1:41 p.m.
Dimitris Mavrakis, Research Director

The telco market is in development mode, discussing 5G technology, business models, and how to address enterprise verticals. This is normal activity in a technology refresh cycle, but as cellular generations progress, the discussion broadens: 5G is not just a technology evolution, but is also positioned as an end market ...


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