OPPO's Find X3 Pro's camera look is clearly inspired by the iPhone 11 and 12 Pro, as is ColorOS inspired by iOS, but the Find X3 Pro with 5G is a clear challenger to Samsung's S21, the iPhone 12 and other flagships, and comes with top features of its own.
India may block Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies from selling its wares in the country under new rules that take effect in June, a report claims.
The 5G wars are in full swing, as both Optus and Telstra make 5G pronouncements today, with Telstra's Commercial Engineering Executive Sri Amirthalingam heralding umlaut publishing its latest benchmarking findings from the first part of 2021.
Demonstrating its 5G technology leadership, Optus reports achieving "another 5G milestone by combining 2100 MHz spectrum with 3500 MHz spectrum for the first time, through the use of 5G carrier aggregation and spectrum sharing technology, which will deliver customers with super-fast speeds and increased 5G coverage.”
In an important milestone on Telstra's roadmap to bring 5G to more Australians sooner, Australia's biggest telco has completed testing on its low-band 5G spectrum and it is now ready for commercial use.
ANALYSIS That 5G revenue figures are more of a political statistic these days than an economic one can be gauged from the Wall Street Journal highlighting the fact that Ericsson and Nokia were ahead of Huawei in cellular equipment sales in 2020 outside China, while downplaying the fact that the Chinese firm kept, and increased its lead, globally when all markets, including China, were taken into account.
The prices of 5G devices in the US are likely to drop as low as US$200 (A$257) this year, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, adding that this could come about due to the expanding coverage and OEMs looking to meet demand at different prices.
Signing an exclusive $34m deal to deploy Optus mobile services to its 100,000 business customers, including 5G, MacTel says it is combining its "NPS proven customer service with Optus' world-class mobile network".
Finnish telecommunications equipment vendor Nokia and the University of Technology Sydney, have announced a five-year deal to build and run a state-of-the-art 5G innovation facility.
Chinese smartphone brand vivo conducted a live demonstration of 8K UHD video streaming powered by mmWave 5G, which the company says highlights its "strength in the research and development of 5G mmWave technology."
Finnish telecommunications equipment provider Nokia will struggle in the coming year with a further reduction in its market share expected, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise's HPE Open RAN Solution Stack is said to enable the commercial deployment of Open RAN at scale in global 5G networks.
GUEST OPINION by David Hughes, founder of Silver Peak and senior vice president of the WAN business at Aruba: If enterprises are to realise the full promise of the cloud and digital transformation, while supporting a new work-from-anywhere normal, they must transform both their WAN and security architectures — not just one or the other.
While 5G networks can be up to 90% more efficient per traffic unit than 4G, the increased network density, heavy reliance on IT systems and infrastructure, increased network use and accelerated traffic growth add up to increased energy use.
Cybersecurity company Sophos has announced its plans to provide Sophos Intercept X endpoint protection for 5G PCs powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon compute platforms from Qualcomm.
European telecommunications provider Ericsson has announced three new massive MIMO radios and six new RAN compute products to help with 5G mid-band rollouts.
Apple has overtaken Samsung in global smartphone sales to end users during a quarter for the first time since 2016, the technology research firm Gartner says, adding that total global smartphone sales fell 5.4% for the fourth quarter of 2020 and 12.5% for the whole year.
The number of Huawei smartphones manufactured this year will be between 70 million and 80 million units, the website Nikkei Asia reports, adding that this would be about a 60% decline from the 189 million units made in 2020.
Phone systems change every ten years, and with 5G now rolling out worldwide, IDTechEx says it is time to plan 6G communications for 2030!
Opensignal bills itself as "the independent global standard for understanding the true state of the world’s mobile networks based on measurements of real user experience", and it has released its benchmark of 5G globally as it currently stands in early 2021.
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