Mobile network EE announced the launch of its 5G service – it will exclusively offer Harry Potter: Wizards United, but not Huawei devices.
Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to talk about the latest issues with Huawei’s hardware and some ideas for Shortcuts.
Vodafone will switch on its 5G network on July 3 in seven cities across the UK, the company announced. It will use Huawei equipment.
Russian network RT America recently aired a segment called “A Dangerous Experiment on Humanity” to get people to distrust 5G. The segment links 5G to brain cancer, infertility, autism, heart tumors and Alzheimer’s disease, none of which are backed by scientific evidence.
Yet even as RT America, the cat’s paw of Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, has been doing its best to stoke the fears of American viewers, Mr. Putin, on Feb. 20, ordered the launch of Russian 5G networks in a tone evoking optimism rather than doom.
Russia is definitely not the first to attempt to link certain cellular frequencies to health problems, but a it’s an interesting new twist in the matter.
Bryan Chaffin is joined by guest cohost Ken Ray for a spirited look into Apple’s earnings report. The two also weigh the real meaning behind Apple’s outward emphasis on services and what that means for Apple hardware. They cap the show with a rant about AT&T’s fake 5G. Spoiler: AT&T’s claims of a “5G” network are fake.
Just weeks before Apple and Qualcomm reached a settlement, Apple poached Intel employee Umashankar Thyagarajan.
Mr. Thyagarajan’s departure is understood to have been a setback to Intel’s efforts, forcing the company to reshuffle the 5G project. Shortly afterwards, Intel said it would not be able to release a 5G smartphone chip until 2020, more than a year after Qualcomm.
Very interesting. More and more pieces of the puzzle are being revealed.
Apple engineer Rubén Caballero recently left the company. Is this related to Apple’s settlement with Qualcomm?
macOS and iOS need not merge in order to lead the way forward. Perhaps all that’s required are shifting perspectives by the primary generation of users.
Intel CEO Bob Swan confirmed his firm’s exit from the 5G mobile smartphone market happened because Apple and Qualcomm settled.
AirPods got off to a slow start thanks to supply constraints. Nowadays, they are plentiful and creating an unintended social issue. John explores.
Intel is exiting the 5G smarptphone modem business. The announcement came shortly after Apple and Qualcomm settled their legal dispute.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced a 5G auction, as well as a US$20.4 billion rural broadband fund.
Huawei says that it’s open to selling its 5G modems, but only to rival Apple. Meanwhile Apple is considering Samsung and Mediatek.
A new study from OpenSignal claims that AT&T’s fake 5G E network could in fact be slower than existing 4G networks.
Digital Trends writes:
At Mobile World Congress, a spotlight usually shines on new and improved smartphones, and this year was no different. From the LG V50 ThinQ to the Sony Xperia 10, a number of handset announcements were made at MWC. But handsets are only part of the news from the show. Carriers made some big announcements too — especially when it comes to the deployment of 5G.
AT&T and Verizon are off to the races.
The United States might punish Germany if the country decides to use Huawei technology in its 5G infrastructure.
T-Mobile will start testing an LTE Home Internet service soon, and will also offer 5G Home Internet once it’s rolled out.
Home broadband is one of the most un-competitive industries in existence. The New T-Mobile & 5G can and will change all that. And we’ve already got this in the works. T-Mobile will soon begin a pilot of Home Internet service using a 4G router operating over T-Mobile’s LTE network. Customers will get the router for free, and after the merger, it will be upgraded to include 2.5 GHz spectrum and 5G compatible hardware.
5G will be a major upgrade to cellular networks. But since this technology requires more cell towers than 4G, it will make location tracking more precise (paywall).
5G signals in the U.S. will have a very short range and won’t easily go through buildings. This means there need to be many more cell towers. The main way that a cellphone tells where you are—as opposed to a website or an app—is, which tower are you talking to. Today’s towers have a radius of about a mile. If the new towers cover a much smaller area, it means that they know much more precisely where you are.
Most smartphones coming out are designed to work on higher frequency cellular bands. But there aren’t any current phones that work on the 600MHz band.
There’s been a frenzy of discussion about 5G wireless lately. What can we actually expect from Apple? And When?