The two year upgrade cycle is dead, according to new survey
Wed Aug 21 11:40:14 EDT 2019
“The two-year upgrade cycle is dead,” declares Ting Mobile in new research on consumers’ smartphone upgrade habits. This likely comes as no surprise to mobile network operators, with both AT&T and Verizon reporting record-low device upgrade rates in recent quarters. Postpaid MVNO Ting Mobile’s survey of more than 3,600 people found that 47% of respondent [...]
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Qualcomm, LG reach chip license settlement
Wed Aug 21 10:55:03 EDT 2019
Had LG not settled, it may have faced “catastrophic damage to its mobile business” Disagreements and a lawsuit followed South Korean electronics company LGs termination of its master licensing deal with U.S. chip manufacturer Qualcomm in 2018. In June, LG claimedthatit was unable tosettleitsdifferences with Qualcomm; however, the two companies have now announced a new [...]
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Brazilian watchdog Anatel selects Viavi Solutions to test 5G spectrum
Wed Aug 21 10:51:30 EDT 2019
Testing comes ahead of 5G spectrum auction planned for 2020 Viavi Solutionsannounced it is working withBrazil’snational telecommunications agency Anatel to evaluate and test 5G-suitable spectrum ahead of auctions that will take place in 2020. Viavi is a global provider of network test, monitoring and assurance solutions to communications service providers, enterprises, network equipment manufacturers, civil [...]
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Rohde & Schwarz tests 5G LBS with Qualcomm chip
Wed Aug 21 10:48:54 EDT 2019
Test company Rohde & Schwarz and Qualcomm Technologies said that they have completed the first 5G New Radio location-based services session, with a Snapdragon X55 modem. The 5G LBS testing consisted of successful verification of an assisted GPS (A-GPS) control plane LTE Positioning Protocol (LPP) test session over 5G New Radio. A device with Qualcomm’s [...]
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