5G

If there’s one thing I love about this job, it’s about finding what makes the companies in our industry tick. This goes above and beyond just the product announcements, the reviews, or user experiences: it pays off to take heed of what a company is saying, how they are saying it, and how people inside the company feel. This is why Qualcomm’s annual Snapdragon Tech Summit is such a big deal: it’s hard to move in the smartphone space without bumping into Qualcomm, so an opportunity for the company to cover the technical aspects of its 2019 product goals is the prime time to analyze and scrutinize one of the biggest businesses in our industry. Here’s an overview of what happened through the week.

AT&T 5G Roll Out: $500 One-Off plus $70/month for 15 GB

So you want to get some of that super fast, super low latency 5G goodness? AT&T has just announced pricing for their upcoming services to several US cities, and...

79 by Ian Cutress on 12/18/2018

OnePlus: Dual Product Lines, Cost of 5G, and Translation Errors

One of the key announcements at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit in the past week was around OnePlus: CEO Pete Lau stood on stage and stated that the company...

21 by Ian Cutress on 12/14/2018

Talking Snapdragon: An Interview with Cristano Amon, President of Qualcomm

It has been difficult to move around in 2018 without bumping into someone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845-powered smartphone. The success the company has seen in capturing most of...

14 by Ian Cutress on 12/14/2018

Implementing 5G in the UK: EE Trial Sites and First Cities

As a Brit, having one of our local companies get on stage at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit and talk about the deployment in the UK was certainly an interesting twist...

6 by Ian Cutress on 12/12/2018

Samsung’s 5G Smartphone Prototype: Don’t Mention The Notch

In the Verizon 5G demo area at Qualcomm's recent Snapdragon tech summit, there was a station that was streaming 4K video through a 5G smartphone. That device was a...

27 by Ian Cutress on 12/12/2018

A Quick Look at Qualcomm’s 5G Smartphone Reference Design

One of the exciting things on display at Qualcomm's Snapdragon tech summit was their 5G reference smartphone design – the one that gets handed around to the smartphone vendors...

13 by Ian Cutress on 12/11/2018

5G Mobile Hotspots: Netgear for AT&T and inseego for Verizon

Most of the 5G deployments to date are using mobile hotspots – devices that convert a 5G signal into another form of data transfer, usually some form of ubiquitous...

8 by Ian Cutress on 12/10/2018

The Verizon and AT&T 5G Setups at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit

My inbox has been awash with emails regarding 5G ‘firsts’ this past year. Every time a company seems to demonstrate the smallest new ‘first’, such as mmWave through an...

3 by Ian Cutress on 12/10/2018

Moto 5G Mod at Snapdragon Summit: Lots of Antennas, and S855 Inside?

The first day at Qualcomm’s annual summit has been all about 5G, including infrastructure, carriers, partners, and OEMs. There hasn’t been so much about devices, except for the main...

14 by Ian Cutress on 12/5/2018

Qualcomm Tech Summit, Day 1: Announcing 5G Partnerships and Snapdragon 855

The third annual Qualcomm Tech Summit has just started, and the first announcements from Day One have been made. To start this event, Qualcomm President Cristano Amon is sharing...

29 by Ian Cutress on 12/4/2018

Qualcomm Tech Summit, Day 1 Live Blog (Starts at 2pm ET)

Qualcomm's 3rd Annual Tech Summit in Maui, HI, starts today. Join us at 2pm ET (7pm UTC) for live coverage of today's announcements. Given what's going to be...

9 by Ian Cutress on 12/4/2018

ZTE is Back: The Axon 9 Pro at IFA 2018

ZTE's troubles as of late have been well documented. Following a substantial fine and a complete removal of the senior staff from SVP and above, the company is now...

13 by Ian Cutress on 9/18/2018

Samsung Releases Exynos Modem 5100 - First Multi-Mode 5G Modem

Today Samsung announced its new Exynos Modem 5100 – what it claims to be the industry’s first multi-mode 5G modem. While over the last few months, and years, we’ve heard...

18 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/15/2018

Motorola Enables 5G: A Moto Mod for the z3

The concept of modular phones has gone from non-existent, to completely modular everything, and back again. The more you can embed into a phone at once, the slimmer the...

12 by Ian Cutress on 8/6/2018

Qualcomm Announces Their First 5G mmWave Antenna Module: QTM052, Coming This Year

For the past couple of years now, Qualcomm has been very publicly putting together the final pieces of the puzzle that are 5G cellular. The company announced their discrete...

20 by Ryan Smith on 7/23/2018

The ASUS ROG Maximus X Apex Review: X Marks the Spot, Literally

The ASUS ROG Apex line of boards have always been known for its focus on overclocking as well as unique design implementations like the "X" shaped board and the...

40 by Joe Shields on 5/11/2018

Interview with Aicha Evans, Intel’s Chief Strategy Officer

Expanding into several different new markets has challenges that only the most well positioned and structured companies can achieve. Having covered the growth of Intel over the last ten...

30 by Ian Cutress on 4/4/2018

Immersion Server Liquid Cooling: ZTE Makes a Splash at MWC

Big data centers are often cooled by air, and large HVAC/air-conditioning machines. The ones near the Arctic Circle can rely on the outside air to help. If a center...

11 by Ian Cutress on 3/12/2018

MWC 2018: Intel Press Event Live Blog (10:45am UTC, 5:45am ET)

Today is press event day at Mobile World Congress, and technically the show hasn't even started yet! We're at Intel, patiently waiting for news about how 5G is shaping...

8 by Ian Cutress on 2/25/2018

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