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T-Mobile says "the world is on the verge of a 5G revolution," and to prove it, the company teamed up with Intel and Ericsson to make the world's first 5G data call and video call on 600Mhz, both on a live commercial network. In doing so, the trio of tech companies provided a glimpse of future communication. The 5G tests included successful uplink and downlink communications. During the tests, the teams generated a 5G signal that a single tower is capable of beaming out over more than a thousand square miles. "The tests represent a step forward for the multi-band spectrum strategy the New T-Mobile will use to blanket the country with transformative next-generation 5G technology," T-Mobile says.... Read more...
Intel is flexing its muscles by partnering with some of the wireless industry’s biggest names to support the transition to 5G technology. Some of those partners include Ericsson, Korea Telecom (Intel will begin 5G wireless trials with KT in 2018), Nokia, SK Telecom and Verizon. In addition, Intel has also announced an alliance with Ericsson and Cisco (all three are members of Verizon’s 5G Technology Forum) to develop next generation 5G router technology that will be deliver high-speed Internet to businesses and residential customers. “This collaboration of industry leaders and 5G pioneers will help to enable secure, ultra-high speed wireless bandwidth,” writes Cisco in a statement. “The solution... Read more...
Streaming video already accounts for the bulk of mobile traffic, and by 2020, Cisco reckons it will account for 75 percent mobile data. Higher resolution feeds and video sharing apps like Snapchat and Vine are all driving this trend, but can the wireless networks we use to access all this data keep up? There's a concerted effort between industry heavyweights to ensure it can. One example is that AT&T has partnered up with Ericsson and Intel to help test 5G network technology. The first tests will be conducted in a laboratory setting in Austin, Texas in the second quarter of this year, followed by outdoor tests sometime in the summer. The transition to 5G will be a major development in mobile.... Read more...
Ericsson now has a vested interest in iPhone sales. That's because the two electronic firms came to terms on a global patent license agreement that will see Apple pay Ericsson a royalty on every iPhone it sells for the next seven years. It also includes an initial payment, presumably to cover royalties from iPhone sales while the matter has been in litigation over the past year. It's a cross licensing deal that covers patents relating to both companies' standard essential patents (including the GSM, UMTS, and LTE cellular standards), while also granting certain other unnamed patent rights. Perhaps most importantly, the deal puts to an end any and all pending patent infringement litigation between... Read more...
By 2020, around 90 percent of the world's population over 6 years old will own a mobile phone. Furthermore, smartphone adoption is expected to double up in the same period, with smartphone subscriptions on pace to top 6.1 billion by 2020, according to the latest Mobility Report by Ericsson, a Swedish multinational provider of communications technology and services. Mobile phone growth is especially accelerated in India and China, two territories boasting 18 million and 12 million net additions, respectively, in the third quarter of 2013. But regardless of location, factors such as falling prices are driving mobile phones into the hands of more people. Image Source: Flickr (Maurizio Pesce) "The... Read more...
Remember when pagers were all the rage? Times have changed since then, and in place of pagers, most people now own smartphones. According to data presented in the most recent Ericcson Mobility Report, the number of mobile subscriptions worldwide has grown by about 7 percent year-over-year to 6 billion in the third quarter of 2013. Around 113 million of those are new subscriptions, all of which are leading to unprecedented levels of mobile data traffic. By the end of 2019, Ericcson figures mobile subscriptions will reach 9.3 billion. Out of those, 5.6 billion will belong to smartphones, surpassing feature phones, which will account for 3.7 billion. Image Source: Flickr (jfingas) The growth will... Read more...
Welp, so long Sony Ericsson. The mobile partnership that probably should've never been is coming to a formal close. Months after Sony announced that SE would be dissolved in favor of a Sony-led mobile effort, the company finally has the particulars in place. The main change is the final name. Instead of just "Sony," the new company will be called Sony Mobile Communications -- perhaps SMC for short. Such a name change is taking place after Sony sucked up Ericsson's 50% stake in the old business, with that completed on Feb. 15th. This marks the completion of the transaction jointly announced by Sony and Ericsson on October 27, 2011, and makes Sony Ericsson a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony. Here's... Read more...
Is Sony considering removing the "Ericsson" from Sony Ericsson? Perhaps. These rumors have been around in some form or fashion for years now, but they're seeming to become more and more intense as time passes. Years back, SE axed many employees as the iPhone and other Android smartphone manufacturers began eating their lunch (to put it nicely). Now, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Sony is "itching" to buy out Ericsson's stake in the SE project. Sony definitely has the means to make it work. The company's PlayStation Phone was a real gem, and while it obviously only served a small niche, it was still well-built and well-executed. Could Sony handle the smartphone market as it stands today?... Read more...
Well, isn't this odd? There's 4G LTE and WiMAX rolling out now, and HSPA+ being called 4G by a couple of U.S. carriers. So what's this LTE Advanced all about? Well, that's what is coming even after what's coming next. It's a little confusing, we know. But here's what you really need to focus on: wireless transmissions are slated to get faster, and that's never a bad thing. Ericsson has just demonstrated LTE-A over the air in a mobile environment, and they're seeing speeds of up to 10x faster than commercially available LTE deployments. 10x faster than LTE! The company expects their equipment to hit deployment by 2013. The system, based on commercial hardware, was operating on a test frequency... Read more...
Clearwire and Ericsson, sitting in a tree? They probably aren't kissing, but they are in cahoots now. Clearwire just announced plans to leverage Ericsson's global best practices, tools, and processors in order to "maximize effeicients, provide continued network quality and reduce operating costs." That's a mouthful, but it boils down to something fairly simple. Clearwire will be retaining ownership of all network assets and full responsibility for future network decisions, but Ericsson will gain responsibility for network engineering, operations and maintenance. Also, Ericsson will be adding around 700 Clearwire employees, so that's good news there. It's a new seven-year partnership that'll almost... Read more...
Embedded 3G clearly has a future, and embedded 4G beyond that. We really saw a major explosion in embedded 3G when U.S. carriers began to sell netbooks on contract last year, and while we haven't really noticed that trend continuing, it's obvious that people want access to a mobile data network in their handheld electronics. From Sony's NGP to the Kindle to a number of new cameras and camcorders, having an embedded 3G just makes a device much more attractive, flexible and multifaceted. Ericsson is teaming up with AT&T in order to launch two new embedded mobile broadband modules for a variety of consumer electronics. One of them is engineered for small consumer electronics like cameras, e-readers,... Read more...
Greenpeace on Tuesday updated its Cool IT Leaderboard in conjunction with the climate negotiations in Cancun occurring this week at the COP16 conference. Cisco retained its top spot at the greenest IT company, earning 70 out of 100 points from the ecology watchdog organization. Oracle was a new entry on the list and came in dead last, with a mere 12 points. Ericsson landed a distant second to Cisco, at 57 points, with Fujitsu snagging third at 52 points. Dell earned 39 points, which would be a definite F grade if Greenpeace was a college professor. And yet, compared to the whole 17 companies on the leaderboard, Dell's score was in the top-third (a C+ if the professor graded on the curve). Dell's... Read more...
It's a big, big world out there. No one is deny that. There's a lot of potential consumers, and a lot of potential sales to be made. But even when someone says "everyone has this" or "that," they usually don't really mean it. In fact, they usually aren't even close. But in the case of mobile phones worldwide, we're nearly to that point, even though mobile telephony only launched into the public realm within the last few decades. Sweden's own Ericsson, a telecom provider and partner in Sony-Ericsson, recently engaged in a study to find out exactly how many consumers in the world had access to mobile phones. The number may shock you. According to their studies, over 5 billion mobile phones are... Read more...
Mobile Internet use is on the rise. If you follow technology at all, that's no surprise to you, but you may be taken aback by just how quickly the technology could become a household mainstay. It didn't take too long for the television to sweep across the world, and the Internet is getting there at an even faster rate. Mobile broadband is one luxury that most in the world are still living without, but to say it's not a booming market would be a mistake. Many avid travelers still feel that Internet access everywhere is their most important travel asset (yes, even over food), and now Ericsson is putting out some figures that are causing folks to take a good, hard look at where WWAN is going.If... Read more...
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