News / UK and world by Press Association July 3, 2019, 1:03 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The era of 5G is upon the UK, with faster speeds not only expected to transform everyday smartphones but also everything from virtual reality to healthcare. EE has already commenced its roll-out and Vodafone kicked off its effort from today. – What is 5G? 5G is the next generation of wireless mobile connections, following on from the 4G networks currently used by smartphones across the globe. As the name suggests, this is the fifth generation of the network technology. – How fast will 5G be? There is no official speed standard for 5G, but many experts expect it to be 10 times faster than 4G – and therefore potentially faster than home fibre broadband. “5G is a next-gen network technology that should deliver speeds of up to 10Gbps – on paper, that’s considerably faster than 4G’s top-end speed of 300Mbps,” … [Read more...] about What is 5G and when can I receive it?
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By Don Clark Published 3:08 pm PST, Thursday, January 10, 2019 In 2019, a big technology shift will finally begin. It’s a once-in-a-decade upgrade to our wireless systems that will start reaching mobile phone users in a matter of months. (Mark Allen Miller/The New York Times) -- -- NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH NYT STORY TECH 5G EXPLAINER BY DON CLARK FOR JAN. 1, 2019. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED. -- less In 2019, a big technology shift will finally begin. It’s a once-in-a-decade upgrade to our wireless systems that will start reaching mobile phone users in a matter of months. (Mark Allen Miller/The New York ... more Photo: MARK ALLEN MILLER;Mark Allen Miller / New York Times Photo: MARK ALLEN MILLER;Mark Allen Miller / New York Times Image 1 of / 9 Caption Close … [Read more...] about 5G is coming this year. Here’s what you need to know
Nov 25, 10:46 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Corazon Victorino 11/23/18 AT 6:58 PM Qualcomm Incorporated is actively expanding its local research and development (R&D) team in Taiwan in preparation for the dawn of the 5G era. This particular move is seen as the company’s way of getting closer to its Taiwanese partners including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) while they work on 5G mobile chips. Industry sources told Digitimes on Friday that Qualcomm has already shifted some of its R&D resources from the United States to Taiwan in order for it to accelerate the development of its 5G chip solutions for upcoming smartphones. The American telecommunications equipment company wants to maintain its competitiveness when the 5G era comes, so it is working hard to roll out the industry’s first 5G modem chip. Furthermore, Qualcomm wants to release related … [Read more...] about Qualcomm Expands R&D Team In Taiwan In Preparation For 5G Era
News / UK and world by Press Association November 7, 2018, 12:57 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter EE has announced the launch of nine new trial sites of 5G mobile technology in east London. The telecoms firm, which is part of the BT Group, is testing the next-generation mobile connections technology in real-life settings to help understand the infrastructure required to sustain a 5G network. Last month the company began a 5G trial in Canary Wharf, and has now added sites that cover Old Street, Cheapside, St Paul’s and Bartholomew Square in east London. Provost Street, City Road, Central Street, Finsbury Circus Garden and Clerkenwell Street have also been added as 5G hotspots as part of the test. EE said businesses and consumers in these areas are being invited to join the trial, which will first use 5G as an alternative to fixed broadband. BT chief technology and information officer Howard Watson said: … [Read more...] about EE adds nine new east London sites to 5G trial
News / UK and world by Press Association October 25, 2018, 5:13 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter A new tiny companion device for your smartphone, billed as a wearable that will help you refrain from using your main handset, is set to launch in the UK. Palm, who announced its comeback last week, will re-enter the scene with a so-called “ultra-mobile companion device” that’s about the size of a credit card and syncs to your primary smartphone. Vodafone has revealed it will be stocking the new gadget in the UK exclusively for the first six months. Rather than competing in the pretty crowded smartphone market directly, the Palm aims to help users put their smartphone away and get on with everyday tasks from its smaller and lighter device. Running on Android, the Palm has a 3.3-inch HD display – almost half the size of the iPhone XS Max for example – alongside a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera and an … [Read more...] about The new Palm phone that’s not a phone is coming to the UK