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GSMA: 28 million devices in Sub-Saharan Africa will be connected to the 5G network by 2025

28 million devices in Sub-Saharan Africa, or 2.7% of total connections, will be connected to the 5G network by 2025 according to Akinwale Goodluck, Head of Sub-Saharan Africa at GSMA during a Huawei online interview. According to Akinwale Goodluck, “we will see little 5G hotspots in countries like South Africa. I know that some operators […]

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Report: 5G IoT Connections forecast to reach $8 billion by 2024

A new report released by Juniper Research, the analyst firm focusing on technology research and reports, has that total operator-billed revenue from 5G IoT connections will reach $8 billion by 2024; rising from $525 million in 2020. The 5G Networks in IoT: Sector Analysis & Impact Assessment 2020-2025 stresses that operators develop value-added services to […]

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Xiaomi announces $7.2 billion investment in 5G and AIoT over the next five years

Xiaomi’s Founder and President, Lei Jun, has announced a five year dual-engine strategy which incorporates 5G and AIoT (AI + IoT) with plans to invest 50 billion yuan ($7.2 billion) over that time. In the New Year letter, Jun stated that 2020 was a key year for Xiaomi to promote its “5G + AI + […]

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Which U.S. Carrier Is Winning The 5G Race?

With the four major U.S. carriers claiming to be winning the race to 5G wide-spread coverage, we take a look at which locations in the U.S. 5G connectivity has been deployed in and how many people can access the 5G networks and benefit from the lightning fast internet speeds. Sprint began rolling out 5G in […]

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AT&T To Bring Its 5G Service To Tens Of Millions Of Customers This Year

AT&T has announced that it will be making its 5G service available to tens of millions of consumers and businesses ahead of the company’s plans to offer nationwide 5G coverage in the first half of 2020.  Customers with AT&T Unlimited Extra and AT&T Unlimited Elite plans will be able to access the 5G service, with their first […]

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London autonomous vehicles testbed to use O2 5G Connectivity

O2 has signed an agreement to provide 5G connectivity for the testing of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) in the Smart Mobility Living Lab (SMLL) in London. The government backed connected and autonomous vehicles testbed, based in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, has been created to further test self-driving vehicles […]

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LG U+ to launch NVIDIA’s cloud gaming service for its 5G customers

LG U+ has joined forces with NVIDIA to launch a 5G cloud gaming platform. GeForce NOW is the first of its kind, allowing users to play hundreds of games on 5G-enabled smartphones or PCs without downloading them to their devices. The gaming platform is the first in the world to utilize 5G technology for game streaming, which […]

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Is There Any Evidence To Suggest That 5G Poses Risks To Our Health?

The competition is in full swing to deploy 5G networks around the world. According to GSA’s LTE and 5G Market Statistics – July 2019 report, 293 operators in 98 countries are investing in 5G networks in the form of tests, trials, pilots, planned and actual deployments. Of those, 35 operators in 20 countries are offering […]

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Apple to Acquire Intel’s Smartphone Modem Business in $1 Billion Deal

Apple will acquire the majority of Intel’s smartphone modem business in a $1 billion agreement. Under the agreement, approximately 2,200 Intel employees will join Apple, along with intellectual property, equipment and leases. The transaction is expected to close in Q4 of 2019, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary conditions. Apple will hold over 17,000 […]

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Huawei releases Mate20 X 5G Available Exclusively Through Vodafone Qatar

Huawei has released the Mate20 X 5G, which is available exclusively through Vodafone Qatar. The Mate20 X 5G is equipped with a multi-mode 5G terminal chip which allows the device to switch between 4G, 3G and 2G as well as Standalone and Non Standalone network systems when 5G connectivity is limited. Huawei’s latest creation also […]

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T-Mobile Offers Galaxy S10 5G with Service in Six Cities

T-Mobile has announced its 5G deal with the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G handset, which is now retailing in stores. The Crown Silver S10 costs $1,299.99 or $31.25 with a $549.99 deposit for contract customers, on a two year no interest plan. Making use of mmWave technology, the mobile carrier currently offers 5G coverage in limited […]


Trump executive order could bar Huawei equipment from U.S telecom networks

U.S President Donald Trump issued an executive order on May 15, 2019 barring U.S. telecom networks from using telecommunication equipment from companies that pose a national security threat. The order would subject companies such as Huawei to serve export controls, requiring the company to obtain U.S government consent when buying U.S. technology. The executive order […]

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FCC chairman endorses $26 billion T-Mobile and Sprint merger

Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Ajit Pai, has announced his endorsement for the $26 billion T-Mobile and Sprint merger. Officials from the two telecommunication carriers have been in talks with regulators at the FCC about conditions that would allow the deal to go through. Conditions that have been discussed include the roll-out of […]


Trump and FCC announce US 5G initiatives

U.S President Donald Trump announced alongside Ajit Pai, Chairman of The Federal Communications Commission(FCC), a number of measures that are to be put into place to encourage the growth of 5G across America. In the ongoing race to be the first nation with 100% 5G commercial network coverage, the FCC and Trump administration will auction […]


South Korea launches World’s First Nationwide 5G Network

In the race to be the first official country to commercially launch 5G, the US and South Korea have been battling it out head to head. Last week Verizon launched the first commercial 5G network with 5G enabled smartphones; however, Verizon’s commercial 5G network is currently only available in two cities, Chicago and Minneapolis. Just […]

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Verizon First to Launch a 5G Phone You Can Use on a Commercial 5G Network

Verizon Wireless has beaten South Korea in the race to launch a 5G smartphone that can be used on the company’s commercial 5G network.  Launching a week ahead of schedule, this is the latest of the company’s 5G milestones, having launched a commercial 5G service, Verizon 5G Home, in October 2018. The company’s 5G network […]

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Huawei foldable 5G phone confirmed for 2019

Huawei CEO, Richard Yu, has officially confirmed the Huawei foldable phone during the recent Mate 20 Pro launch. The handset will not only be foldable but will also be one of the first 5G capable devices commercially available. 5G technology is expected to be 100 times faster than 4G networks, and 50 times more responsive. […]

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Sweden Unveils World’s Most Advanced Testing Facility For Autonomous Vehicles

A Swedish government owned company has unveiled the AstaZero 5G proving ground, claiming it is the world’s most advanced testing facility for self-driving vehicles. The site is owned and operated by the Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), a state-owned enterprise, in partnership with the local Charmers University. The facility was originally established in 2014 as […]