Qualcomm Plowing Forward with Various 5G NR Techs
Qualcomm today outlined some of the technologies it is testing as it pushes the 3GPP 5G NR standard closer to reality. The company completed one of the first 5G cellular voice calls with partners Verizon Wireless and Nokia earlier this month. The company is also working on over-the-air spectrum sharing. The use of such sharing technologies will allow licensed and unlicensed 5G spectrum to work as one. The company is targeting IoT with some 5G technologies, too, such as private 5G networks for businesses that can power wireless ethernet for large industrial spaces. Last, Qualcomm is looking at 5G NR Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) as a way to power autonomous driving. C-V2X requires high throughout and the lowest-possible latency. Qualcomm expects these and other 5G technologies will be ready some time in 2019.
Qualcomm Says First MulteFire Connection a Success
Oct 17, 2016
Qualcomm today said it made the world's first over-the-air connection using MulteFire. MulteFire is a new, more advanced version of LTE that uses a technology called listen-before-talk (LBT) to operate on unlicensed spectrum.
T-Mobile to Deploy 5G On 600 MHz Spectrum Starting in 2019
May 2, 2017
T-Mobile today said it plans to use some of its recently acquired 600 MHz spectrum to support a future 5G network. The company successfully won an average of 31 MHz (ranging between 20 MHz and 50 MHz) of the 70 MHz low-band spectrum auctioned off by TV stations and the FCC earlier this year.
Qualcomm Develops 5G Test Platform
Jun 27, 2016
Qualcomm has created what it calls a prototype 5G system and trial platform. The 5G New Radio (NR) prototype is able to function across a wide range of spectrum bands, primarily below 6 GHz, and can achieve multi-gigabit per second data rates and low latency.
Verizon Passes VoLTE Call Over Its Cat M1 Network
Jun 30, 2017
Verizon Wireless today said it completed the first test call using VoLTE on its Cat M1 network. The achievement is worth noting because Verizon's Cat M1 network is reserved for machine-to-machine and IoT applications.
Google to Kill Off Project Tango in Favor of ARCore
Dec 15, 2017
Google today said it has decided to wind down Project Tango, its ambitious augmented reality platform that used on-device cameras and sensors to blend reality with computer-generated content. "As we focus on bringing augmented reality to the entire Android ecosystem with ARCore, we’re turning down support of Tango," said Google.