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  • UN steps in to end marketing war over what 5G means

    With mobile operators' marketing departments already throwing around claims about their 5G services, the United Nations is weighing in with its definition of what qualifies a network as next-generation.

    25 Feb. 17 01:30 Written by Peter Sayer
  • 4 things we expect from Mobile World Congress 2017

    MWC, the Davos of wireless technology, is happening next week in Barcelona, and it’s going to be a particularly important year, as the mobile landscape readies itself for a couple of fairly major shifts.

    24 Feb. 17 07:58 Written by Jon Gold
  • Freebies from Reliance Jio hasten Indian mobile consolidation

    India’s largest operator, Bharti Airtel, is to acquire the Indian mobile business of Norwegian carrier Telenor, in an apparent move to counter the impact of disruptive pricing by new entrant Reliance Jio Infocomm.

    23 Feb. 17 18:52 Written by John Ribeiro
  • Samsung starts production of new 10-nm Exynos 9 Series chip

    Samsung unveiled Thursday a new octa-core application processor that combines a custom CPU with a gigabit LTE modem and a separate processing unit for security applications, leading to speculation that it could be designed into the new flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone that the company is expected to launch soon.

    23 Feb. 17 16:38 Written by John Ribeiro
  • Brocade's Ruckus Wi-Fi business finds a buyer

    Broadcom will unload the Ruckus Wireless Wi-Fi business for US$800 million after it takes over Brocade Communications Systems later this year.

    23 Feb. 17 12:48 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Controversial LTE-U tech OK'd by FCC

    The Federal Communications Commission announced Wednesday that it had approved two cellular base stations – one each from Ericsson and Nokia – to use LTE-U, marking the first official government thumbs-up for the controversial technology.

    23 Feb. 17 08:15 Written by Jon Gold
  • MobileIron jumps into IoT market, not a moment too soon

    Mobile device management vendor MobileIron announced today that it would form a dedicated IoT division and hire Intel and GE veteran Santhosh Nair to run it, in a move that analysts have been quick to praise.

    23 Feb. 17 03:00 Written by Jon Gold
  • 5G progress at Ericsson could help enterprises work worldwide

    The Swedish network giant Ericsson will have a lot of prospective 5G equipment to show to gearheads at Mobile World Congress later this month, but the future cloud capabilities it demonstrates may be just as important for a subscriber’s experience.

    16 Feb. 17 12:35 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Apple smartphones outsold Samsung's in Q4

    Apple has overtaken Samsung Electronics in smartphone sales for the first time in two years -- but don't count on it staying ahead for long.

    16 Feb. 17 10:36 Written by Peter Sayer
  • Chips coming by June will herald the next generation of Wi-Fi

    Qualcomm will start shipping sample chips for the next generation of Wi-Fi by June, helping device and network vendors develop products that might quadruple users’ speeds and lengthen battery life.

    14 Feb. 17 12:57 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Tokyo wants to make Olympic medals from old smartphones

    Japan will kick off a drive this week to collect old smartphones and other portable gadgets so that they can be turned into medals for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

    14 Feb. 17 08:05 Written by Martyn Williams
  • This year's iPhones expected to get wireless charging

    Apple's next iPhone, expected later this year, will have wireless charging, according to a financial analyst for KGI Securities who has a solid track record at sussing out Apple's plans.

    10 Feb. 17 06:39 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Google's myriad messaging apps: Which are best for you?

    With 12 overlapping apps and services to choose from, Google's communication offerings can be overwhelming. Here's how to understand the options and choose the best ones for you.

    09 Feb. 17 22:00 Written by Mike Elgan

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