Items tagged with 5G

T-Mobile says it has reached a new 5G milestone, boosting its already speedy network. In its most recent test, T-Mobile hit a record 345 Mbps upload with its sub-6GHz 5G SA (standalone) network. This beats the previous North American record (also held by T-Mobile) by 25%. The carrier says this tech has the potential... Read more...
Apple’s efforts to transition away from using modems made by Qualcomm Inc. are not going as well as the company had hoped. The smartphone giant no longer expects to be able to switch over to using its own in-house 5G modem by its initial projection of springtime of 2025. Apple is now hoping it can make the switch by... Read more...
Apple's efforts to develop 5G modem hardware for its iPhone devices is apparently taking longer than expected. That's great news for Qualcomm, though, which announced an agreement to continue supplying Snapdragon 5G modem-RF systems for future iPhone launches through at least 2026. Assuming Apple sticks to its current... Read more...
Over the past year, as tensions have intensified with China over the South China Sea and Taiwan, the United States has begun to focus on Chinese Communist Party (CCP) influenced businesses and organizations operating or providing services in the US. Perhaps the most prevalent example of this is TikTok, and the concern... Read more...
Ookla (the maker of Speedtest.net) reports that T-Mobile still holds the highest 5G median download speeds in America, and significantly outperforms its two biggest rivals, Verizon Wireless, and AT&T. According to real-world speed tests conducted during Q1 2023, T-Mobile users averaged an impressive 220.70Mbps, while... Read more...
Ookla, the company that created Speedtest.net, has put together an international list of 5G bandwidth results, comparing Galaxy S22 and S23 speeds from actual user reports in twelve different countries. This list was made to see whether or not the S23’s newer Snapdragon X70 5G modem is faster than the S22’s (slightly... Read more...
Qualcomm has introduced its latest Snapdragon X75 5G modem-to-antenna solution that boasts a host of features and improvements, such as smarter signal management, better carrier aggregation and connectivity via enhanced AI resources and processing. The Snapdragon X75 5G offers the world's first 5G modem... Read more...
Qualcomm today introduced Snapdragon Satellite, the world's first satellite-based solution capable of supporting two-way messaging for premium smartphones and beyond. The joint venture between Qualcomm and Iridium will bring satellite-based connectivity to next-generation premium Android smartphones, with Garmin... Read more...
One of the latest mobile announcements here at CES comes from Samsung. No, it's not the Galaxy S23, but rather the other end of the company's catalog, the A14 5G. The Samsung A-series is, all intents and purposes, its budget-level smartphone line. The 2022 A13 5G delivered excellent value, mixing some premium features with a very accessible Read more...
Samsung is well known for their premium Galaxy S series of phones. The company’s position as the Android market leader has enabled it to experiment with novel formfactors like the Z Fold and Z Flip series to great success as well. Nevertheless, Samsung’s more wallet friendly options should not be ignored. Case in... Read more...
Apple efforts to design its own 5G modem hardware in-house "may have failed," setting the stage for Qualcomm to be the sole supplier of 5G chips for next-generation iPhone models that will ship in the second half of next year, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. If that's the case, Qualcomm's future earnings... Read more...
It was only two months when T-Mobile trounced Verizon and AT&T in a 5G wireless speed test showdown, with Ookla reporting a 191.12Mbps median download speed for the self-proclaimed Un-Carrier. At the time, T-Mobile talked up its earlier investments in mid-band 5G spectrum. Following up on that, T-Mobile announced it... Read more...
T-Mobile just announced the limited launch of its new Voice over 5G technology. The new tech will be limited to select areas, but the company says it plans on extending it to many more regions later this year. The Un-carrier continues to maintain a sizeable lead when it comes to 5G performance over AT&T and... Read more...
When Qualcomm unveiled its Snapdragon X70 5G modem-RF system earlier this year, it was never destined to be a static release that wouldn't improve over time. Just as graphics cards and computer processors are prone to getting new features and capabilities, so it goes with the Snapdragon X70, an upgradeable... Read more...
If you're not already rocking a 5G handset, your list of choices is about to get a little bit bigger. Just as importantly, your options for a presumably affordable 5G smartphone is on the verge of growing by one. Or by OnePlus, as the case might be—OnePlus revealed today that its upcoming Nord N20 5G handset is... Read more...
T-Mobile is in a braggadocios mood today and for good reason. It can claim to officially be the fastest mobile operator in the United States, both in 5G and overall, and it's not even close. The numbers to back the claim are included in Ookla's latest market report on the state of US mobile and fixed networks, the... Read more...
OnePlus announced the launch of its new OnePlus 10 Pro 5G in a very dramatic way, by launching one into the stratosphere. You can also reserve one of the new smartphones for just $1 until March 31st. OnePlus asked its community how it could best showcase its newest flagship phone, the OnePlus 10 5G. The result was... Read more...
The state of 5G is improving in the United States, both in terms of average download speeds and overall availability. To what extent depends on where you live, naturally. Illinois, for example, leads the way with an average 5G download speed of 141.4 Mbps, while Vermont brings up the rear as the only US state to see... Read more...
Qualcomm today is adding to its growing stack of 5G modem-RF systems with a new flagship model, the Snapdragon X70. This is actually its fifth generation 5G modem, preceded by the Snapdragon X65, Snapdragon X60, Snapdragon X55, and Snapdragon X50. It doesn't come with a raw speed upgrade, but it does introduce some... Read more...
Greater than three-fourths of US commercial fleet have been cleared for landing at airports where wireless companies have deployed 5G C-band, the Federal Aviation Administration has announced. The expanded approvals (up from less than two-thirds earlier this week), which now include some regional jets, comes on the... Read more...
Airlines of America sent a letter stating that if there is no intervention on the upcoming 5G rollout in certain areas, there could be catastrophic consequences. The letter came just two days before the roll out by wireless carriers of the its new C-Band 5G service. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), issued... Read more...
Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro owners have been met with more than a few frustrating bugs since the phone's launch a few months ago. One of those has been a connectivity issue that Google seems to be wanting to try and fix quietly behind the scenes. The latest Google Pixel phones have provided many of its owners an... Read more...
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