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  • Trump administration bans Xiaomi, other Chinese companies
    by Catherine Sbeglia on January 15, 2021 at 6:24 pm

    Xiaomi recently took Apple’s place as the world’s third largest smartphone maker With mere days left in office, President Donald Trump and his administration have added nine Chinese companies, including smartphone maker Xiaomi, to a list of firms suspected to be owned or controlled by China’s military. When placed on the list, the companies become subject [...] The post Trump administration bans Xiaomi, other Chinese companies appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • C Band auction’s first phase wraps up at $80.92 billion
    by Kelly Hill on January 15, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    It’s perhaps fitting that the some of the last spectrum licenses at issue in the biggest dollar-figure spectrum auction that the U.S. government has ever held, were in a license area named for Franklin, NC, a little town of less than 4,000 people known locally as the Gem Capital of the World. The 3.7 GHz [...] The post C Band auction’s first phase wraps up at $80.92 billion appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Test and Measurement: EXFO sees quarterly sales drop
    by Kelly Hill on January 15, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    After seeing record test and measurement sales in its first fiscal quarter of 2020, EXFO is reporting that the same period in 2021 tougher: Test sales were down 9.8% compared to the same period last year. Overall, the company’s sales were down 2.8% in the three months that ended November 30, 2020, which EXFO said [...] The post Test and Measurement: EXFO sees quarterly sales drop appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • CommScope gets Italian sailing team’s Wi-Fi connection in shipshape for race
    by Catherine Sbeglia on January 15, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    The Wi-Fi network will carry data from onboard sensors and devices to support boats CommScope will connect Italy’s Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli sailboat team’s 75-foot long AC75 racing yacht with Ruckus Wi-Fi equipment during the PRADA Cup. The Ruckus Wi-Fi network will carry data from hundreds of onboard sensors and devices to a local server [...] The post CommScope gets Italian sailing team’s Wi-Fi connection in shipshape for race appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Samsung Galaxy S21 supports 5G carrier aggregation
    by Sean Kinney, Editor in Chief on January 15, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 can aggregate T-Mobile’s 600 MHz and 2.5 GHz 5G bands Samsung this week debuted its latest flagship, the Galaxy S21, with across-the-board feature advancements and, of course, support for non-standalone and standalone 5G both sub-6 GHz and millimeter wave. Of interest n terms of network compatibility–especially to T-Mobile US users–is the inclusion [...] The post Samsung Galaxy S21 supports 5G carrier aggregation appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Telstra’s 5G network reaches 50% of Australian population
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on January 15, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    Australian operator Telstra said that its current 5G coverage footprint currently reaches over 50% of the country’s population. Telstra’s Technology Development & Solutions Executive Channa Seneviratne said that Telstra was on track to hit its target to expand coverage to 75% of the population by mid-2021. “Our customers have told us coverage is the most [...] The post Telstra’s 5G network reaches 50% of Australian population appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • Qualcomm to buy Nuvia for $1.4b, with an eye toward next-gen computing
    by Kelly Hill on January 14, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    Qualcomm Technologies has agreed to buy high-performance silicon start-up Nuvia for about $1.4 billion, in a move that Qualcomm says will deliver “step-function improvements in CPU performance and power efficiency to meet the demands of next-generation 5G computing.” Qualcomm has big plans for Nuvia’s CPUs, saying that they will be integrated across its portfolio to [...] The post Qualcomm to buy Nuvia for $1.4b, with an eye toward next-gen computing appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

  • AT&T Business CEO reflects on 5G’s first year: ‘We sit in a stronger place today’
    by Catherine Sbeglia on January 14, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    2021 will see more cell site deployments and the transition to standalone 5G At CES 2021, Dan Littmann from Deloitte Consulting spoke with AT&T Business’ CEO Anne Chow and Qualcomm’s Senior VP of Corporate Engineering Alejandro Holcman about 5G’s first year, as well as what’s to come as these next-generations networks turn two. Both Chow [...] The post AT&T Business CEO reflects on 5G’s first year: ‘We sit in a stronger place today’ appeared first on RCR Wireless News.



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