Fudzilla asked around
Over the last few weeks we've met with a few dozen Qualcomm and industry C level executives and of course discussed the potential Broadcom takeover of Qualcomm. The general conclusion is that this won't happen as Broadcom might profit from it at the big expense of Qualcomm.
Most of them
We are wrapping up an exciting 2017 and we are about to kick start 2018 with a high speed CES in early January. But what about 2019? According to well-placed industry sources, most phones launching in 2019 will be able to support 5G NR.
Pay for your goods with your face
Intel and Foxconn have demonstrated how facial recognition capabilities possible in 5G technology can be used to make payments.
Things are speeding up
Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech summit 2017 was, of course, focused around Gigabit LTE and 5G.
XMM 8000 series in 2019
Last week Intel decided to talk a bit about its 5G plans, an announcement sparked by Qualcomm’s clear target to have 5G devices shipping in 2019 and the fact that the company showcased a phone factor 5G design.
South African test
Former rubber boot maker Nokia will trial its 5G technology in South Africa in collaboration with UK telephone outfit Vodacom.
Licensing still on
There was a lot of noise about the recent news that Apple might skip the Qualcomm modem hardware for its 2018 phones, but even if they make this decision, QTL (Qualcomm licensing) will still get money from Apple.
Shows a 5G prototype phone
It looks like things are shaping up nicely for the beginning of the 5G era. Qualcomm has confirmed that it shrank the 5G device to the phone form factor and has it up and running.
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.