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Fingerprint Scanners vs. Facial Recognition: Which Tech Is Winning The War With Consumers?

March 20, 2019, 10:32 a.m.
Dimitrios Pavlakis, Industry Analyst

If you have purchased a new mobile phone in recent years, chances are it features either a fingerprint sensor or some combination of face and iris recognition – if not both. These technologies, which were first introduced in consumer-facing phones earlier this decade, have grown tremendously in terms of popularity ...


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How Will 5G Usher In The Era Of Commercial Robots?

March 18, 2019, 9:10 a.m.
Lian Jye Su, Principal Analyst

As the 5G network continues to be built, optimized, and, inevitably, commercialized, another technology is poised to benefit as a result — commercial robotics. In fact, shipments of 5G robots are expected to reach 570,000 by 2027, largely deployed in mission critical and business critical settings. Breaking Down Broadband ...


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EU GDPR: The Impact on the Use of Machine Learning

Sept. 17, 2018, 5:40 a.m.
Michela Menting, Research Director

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will have an impact on the use of machine learning that may have far-reaching effects. The regulations came into force on 25 May 2018, effectively replacing the EU Data Protection Directive of 1995 with the aim to harmonize data privacy laws across ...


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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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