If there is one current conversation at Mobile World Congress that is going to have a profound impact on our daily life, it is expectation that the first "mobile broadband" 5G networks should begin launching from mid-2019. This will have a direct impact on Apple’s business, posing problems and opportunity for the iPhone maker.Apple is a mobile companyYou can sell all the connected devices you like, but they are meaningless if they don’t have a network to link them all together. Not only that, but as the number of mobile devices in use increases, you need intelligent networks capable of processing and prioritizing tasks, from edge to core. You need real-time analytics, artificial intelligence, network slicing, and the capacity to carry millions of messages from billions of connected devices reliably, without losing data, connectivity, or network integrity.Networks need to be able to handle high-bandwidth applications, such as video, augmented and virtual reality … [Read more...] about MWC18: Where will Apple get 5G iPhone chips?
Now that the dust has settled from Mobile World Congress 2018’s major 5G wireless announcements, two things are clear: 5G networks are coming even faster than recently expected, and, based on its current relationships with 5G modem suppliers, Apple has a tough road ahead before it launches a 5G iPhone. Being second or even tenth to market didn’t matter to Apple in 2007, when the first iPhone arrived without 3G network support, or in 2012, when the iPhone 5 shipped two years after early 4G networks. But a lot has changed since then. Apple is now the world’s No. 1 or No. 2 smartphone maker, depending on the quarter, and it depends on iPhones for 1/2 to 2/3 of its revenues. Additionally, its current flagship phone arguably leads the industry in technology and sales. So if Apple decides to wait on 5G, which will certainly be 2019’s biggest new technology, it could simultaneously hurt its stock, market share, and reputation for innovation. I’m not going to … [Read more...] about Apple now has four roads to a 5G iPhone, each challenging
Apple may be switching to MediaTek as an extra wireless modem supplier indeed, to fill the hole in its soul left by the patent battle with Qualcomm. It is already using inferior Intel modems for most of its 2018 iPhones on GSM carriers, but, unfortunately (for Apple, that is), it has to use Qualcomm on CDMA ones like Verizon or Sprint in the US, and it's exactly the those licensing and royalties fees that it is trying to escape from. That may all come to an end next year, when sources say that Intel will be supplying the vast majority of iPhone modems with its new gigabit LTE creation, but the rest have to be absorbed somehow, too, hence the MediaTek probing. Intel actually has way less market share in wireless modems, compared to MediaTek, and the Chinese chip makers are also taking a lead in gigabit LTE (Huawei's modem in the Mate 10 Pro is the first with 1.2 Gbps speeds in a retail phone), so Apple would be in good hands in its quest to ditch Qualcomm for good next year. Apple is … [Read more...] about Apple’s iPhone 9, Xs and Xs Plus may hit gigabit LTE with MediaTek and Intel inside
The number of companies to start planning for the upcoming transitioning to 5G wireless standards and conducting tests on the new technology is growing by the day. A recent report has announced that Apple is the latest of companies to receive a license from the FCC to test 5G services in the 28 GHz to 39 GHz spectrums. The frequency band was approved by the FCC last year and supports millimeter waves that are characterized by short wavelength and high frequency of transmission. Apple’s approved application for an experimental license gives Cupertino permission to test the technology in two locations near its offices in Milpitas, California. However, it’s important to note that the world is still to see a 5G-enabled smartphone and we may not see a 5G iPhone at least until 2019/2020, when the tech is expected to become the new standard for wireless connectivity. It’s also worth mentioning that Apple’s application does not provide detail of what the company … [Read more...] about Apple receives permission to start testing 5G wireless broadband
0. phoneArena posted on 30 Nov 2017, 06:31 Rejoice, fans of Fast and Furious! Verizon just messaged us that, come 2018, it will usher us in the 5G era, meaning increased speeds and throughput in those areas where coverage is served. In a five-to-go-5 move, there will be up to 5 markets being blessed with 5G across America in the second half of next year, and the winner is... Sacramento, CA, which will go live first... This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here posted on 30 Nov 2017, 07:07 0 1. CreeDiddy (Posts: 1218; Member since: 04 Nov 2011) Where’s a capable 5G iPhone? We need it...Glad to be with Verizon. posted on 30 Nov 2017, 09:25 0 3. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 742; Member since: 23 Jun 2012) As stated in this article, and clearer in others, "The carrier is starting with residential broadband". This is for residential service. Not Cellular service. To test wireless 5G capabilities in stationary situations. Kind of a soft test before … [Read more...] about Comments for : Verizon launching 5G wireless broadband in 2018, first up is Sacramento