Month: April 2020

Dish names Mavenir as first vendor for 5G network build

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Dish Network on Thursday named the first vendor for its planned virtualized 5G network build, selecting Mavenir to supply OpenRAN software for the new nationwide wireless network.

The announcement signals Dish is moving forward with plans to become the country’s fourth nationwide facilities-based wireless carrier, building its own standalone 5G network. In deals related to the recently closed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, Dish is set to take over the Boost Mobile prepaid business and committed to creating its own 5G network capable of reaching 70% of the U.S. population by 2023. read more

Nubia RedMagic 5G review: world’s first 144 Hz smartphone display

Nubia RedMagic 5G review: world's first 144 Hz smartphone display

Here is an anomaly in the world of gaming smartphones: offering a price-to-performance ratio unlike any other, this is a flagship killer by any other name. In fact, I can think of many superlatives for the Nubia RedMagic 5G. It is interesting that it remained under-the-radar prior to its release. In this review, I would like to explore the advantages of this high-end gaming smartphone with an industry-first 144 Hz display, liquid cooling, and amazing performance.

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Analysts suggests only US iPhone 12 will have faster 5G; launch ‘Oct to Dec’

There’s been disagreement among analysts about whether the iPhone 12 will support the faster 5G standard known as mmWave. It is this standard that theoretically offers gigabit speeds – as fast as the fastest fiber-optic home broadband services.

One report said no, another said yes, while a new report backs a third possibility: only on US iPhones …

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How Will 5G Affect Mobile App Development?

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5G seems to be the future of mobile app development, the next-generation mobile connectivity technology that will be empowering the modern mobile app development industry.

We are just a few steps from entering the next era of the world-class technology revolution. The onset of wireless technology for communication has revolutionized the way in which we ensure data transfer and connection with each other across the world. 5G technology is yet another advanced wireless technology for communication that is making its way into the modern era aiming at ensuring data computation and communication with millions of devices within a few seconds. read more

Renders allegedly reveal Samsung’s first phone with a pop-up camera; 5G support not clear

Renders allegedly reveal Samsung's first phone with a pop-up camera; 5G support not clear

Most of the phone manufacturers that used a pop-up selfie camera to deliver a phone with a high screen-to-body percentage have already moved on to punch-holes. Why? There are several reasons that we can think of including the fact that users are relying on a mechanical system. It also costs the manufacturers more money to design and it can collect dust and dirt that will be brought inside the phone by the mechanism. Using a pop-up selfie camera also makes a phone more vulnerable to water damage so phones with this feature typically do not sport an IP rating. read more

Huawei nova 7, 7 SE and 7 Pro debut with 64MP cameras and 5G

Huawei nova 7, 7 SE and 7 Pro announced with 64MP cameras and 5G support

The Huawei nova 7 Pro will come in black, purple, green, red and silver colors and is already available for pre-order in China. The base 8/128GB model will go for CNY 3,700($522/INR 39,757) while the 8/256GB trim will cost CNY 4,100 ($580/INR 44,068). Official sales start on April 28.

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The nova 7 5G boasts a 6.53 OLED FHD+ display with a single punch hole cutout for its 32MP selfie camera. The panel has a 20:9 aspect ratio and also comes with a built-in fingerprint scanner.

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The US Restricts Huawei In 5G, But Wi-Fi Is Up For Grabs

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The US and other countries restrict Huawei in 5G (even providing funding to “rip and replace” the equipment), but this does not stop the company from deploying in Wi-Fi networks. Once a device is deployed in Wi-Fi, it can’t be forcibly recalled for security reasons. Huawei touts its role in Wi-Fi 6considered the future-proofing strategy for the Wi-Fi industry.  The Austin-based Wi-Fi Alliance recently honored top tier member Huawei for its leadership in the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ program, allowing its products to be embossed with the Wi-Fi read more

5-carrier aggregation gives AT&T network edge – RootMetrics

AT&T delivered speed gains across 51 markets in the early part of 2020, with its wide-scale use of 5-component carrier aggregation and 4×4 MIMO giving it an edge over competition, according to RootMetrics.

RootMetrics temporarily suspended its network testing but in the meantime is publishing carrier-specific reports on 4G LTE and 5G performance in the first half of 2020.

AT&T’s speeds improved significantly in 51 out of 55 markets in RootMetrics’ testing, outpacing every other carrier. Speed performance on AT&T’s network jumped more than 30 Mbps in four cities at the start of 2020, compared to the end of 2019. read more

T-Mobile’s 5G network expansion leaves Sprint customers behind

Earlier this month, the T-Mobile-Sprint merger finally came to a close. We heard yesterday that T-Mobile is now expanding its 5G network using Sprint’s infrastructure. Unfortunately, in doing so, existing Sprint 5G customers will lose out on their next-gen network speeds.

According to CNET, T-Mobile is shuttering Sprint’s 5G network to fold that spectrum into its own. Sprint customers with one of Samsung’s latest Galaxy S20 devices can take advantage of T-Mobile 5G, but customers with any other 5G device cannot. That’s because most of Sprint’s handsets are not able to tap into T-Mobile’s 5G network. read more

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