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Millimeter perfect harmony pitched in quest for 5G economic boost

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Ultra-short-wave mobile spectrum could add $565 billion to global economic output over the next 15 years if used to connect robots or other applications, the telecoms industry estimates. FILE PHOTO: A 5G sign is seen during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman But governments will first need to harmonize standards for the award of so-called millimeter-wave spectrum, which can carry the vast data flows needed to power those services, the GSMA industry association said in a report on Wednesday. Some countries,…

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German 5G auction at risk if government demands roaming: FAZ

BERLIN (Reuters) – A German regulator has said the government’s auction of fifth-generation (5G) mobile licenses could be delayed if operators had to offer roaming in rural areas, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reported on Thursday. FILE PHOTO – People speak before the first demonstration of the technology 5G in Lisbon, Portugal June 4, 2018. Picture taken June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante But the Transport Ministry said national roaming was not possible based on a European provision and so not planned. It said details in a letter cited by FAZ…

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How 5G connectivity could keep these hi-tech cows healthy

At an experimental hi-tech dairy farm in Somerset, cows are treated to automated milking and feeding as well as collars that beam health and behavioural data to farmers. Superfast 5G connectivity will facilitate video and satellite data being sent and analysed much more quickly, enabling “precision grazing” and earlier intervention by vets when cows fall ill. Reporter: Matthew Wall; video editor: Hannah Gelbart. Click here for more stories, features and videos about 5G in our Connected World series Source link

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BT bars Huawei’s 5G kit from core of network

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Huawei and its rivals are competing to sell 5G equipment to mobile phone networks BT has said it will not use Huawei’s equipment within the heart of its 5G mobile network when it is rolled out in the UK. The British firm, however, still plans to use the Chinese company’s phone mast antennas and other products deemed not to be at the “core” of the service. BT also confirmed that it was stripping out Huawei equipment from the core of its existing 3G and 4G…

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Qualcomm unveils new chip to power 5G smartphones

Visitors are seen by a booth of Qualcomm Inc at the China International Big Data Industry Expo in Guiyang, Guizhou province, China May 27, 2018. Picture taken May 27, 2018.  REUTERS/Stringer SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Chip supplier Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) on Tuesday unveiled a new generation of mobile phone processor chips that will power 5G smartphones in the United States as soon as next year. The key feature of the Snapdragon 855 chip, launched at an event in Hawaii, is a so-called modem for phones to connect to 5G wireless data networks with mobile data speeds of up…

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Verizon, Samsung to release 5G smartphones in U.S. in 2019

The Verizon store in Superior, Colorado, U.S., July 27, 2017. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (Reuters) – Verizon Communications Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday they plan to release 5G smartphones in the first half of 2019 in the United States. The news comes after Bloomberg reported, citing sources, that Apple Inc is planning to wait until at least 2020 to release its 5G iPhones. Apple’s delay makes it easier for Samsung and Verizon to win customers who are eager to connect to 5G networks, which will provide a leap…

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Huawei seeks clarification after New Zealand intelligence agency rejects 5G bid

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Huawei Technologies Co Ltd said it was seeking clarification from New Zealand after the country’s intelligence agency rejected the telecommunication industry’s first request to use the Chinese firm’s equipment in its planned 5G mobile network. FILE PHOTO: A man walks past a sign board of Huawei at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) Asia 2018 in Shanghai, China June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song Huawei said it had not had formal contact with the Government Communication Security Bureau (GCSB), which has cited national security concerns in declining a proposal from…

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Ericsson’s VR game that shows how fast 5G could be

Telecoms company Ericsson is testing a number of 5G prototypes, from VR games to robotic lawnmowers. But the company admits that there’s some way to go before the tech is small enough and cheap enough to be added to consumer gadgets. Video journalist: Cody Godwin Click here for more stories, features and videos about 5G in our Connected World series Source link

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Huawei: Why has UK not blocked Chinese firm’s 5G kit?

New Zealand government’s move to prevent Huawei supplying a local mobile network with 5G equipment has raised questions about why the UK appears less concerned about use of the Chinese company’s technology. A press release from Spark, the New Zealand company involved, said it had been deemed that the deployment posed “significant security risks” – a polite way of saying that Beijing might use the technology to spy on the country or disrupt its communications in a future dispute. The US and Australia had already closed the door on Huawei’s…

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New Zealand rejects Huawei’s first 5G bid citing national security risk

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand’s intelligence agency has rejected the telecom industry’s first request in the country to use 5G equipment provided by China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, citing concerns about national security. FILE PHOTO: A woman stands at the booth of Huawei featuring 5G technology at the PT Expo in Beijing, China September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer Telecommunications services provider Spark New Zealand Ltd (SPK.NZ), which made the request, said on Wednesday it would review the reasoning before considering any further steps. The decision comes as Western nations become increasingly…

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