Ericsson Claims Three HSPA Firsts, Including 168Mbps Download
Ericsson today announced that it has completed three different trials that it says are the first to achieve new records for HSPA (high-speed packet access). Using multi-carrier HSPA, Ericsson reached 168Mbps on the downlink and 24Mbps on the uplink using prototype consumer equipment and commercial network equipment. Using dual-carrier HSPA (two 5MHz channels), Ericsson hit 84Mbps on the downlink with commercial network products. Using single-carrier HSPA (one 5MHz channel), Ericsson reached 42Mbps using commercial products and a consumer device. All speeds are theoretical maximums, end-user speeds will be slower and vary upon a number of conditions. Ericsson says network operators will start to deploy its single-carrier 42Mbps and dual-carrier 84Mbps technologies this year. In the U.S., T-Mobile has said that it plans to upgrade is HSPA+ network from 21Mbps to 42Mbps this year.
HTC Bolt, with 3-Channel CA, Is a Sprint Exclusive
Nov 11, 2016
HTC and Sprint today announced the Bolt, the first smartphone to ship with support for three-channel carrier aggregation (3xCA) for Sprint's LTE Plus network. The HTC Bolt can aggregate three 20MHz LTE channels to improve wireless performance.
Samsung's Exynos 9810 Processor Latest Chip to Include Artificial Intelligence
Jan 4, 2018
Samsung today announced the Exynos 9810, its flagship processor for the year, a chip that will likely form the heart of the company's Galaxy S series devices in a few months. The 9810 is built on Samsung's second-generation 10-nanometer FinFET process, which gives it a bump in speed and efficiency.
Apple Says iOS 11.3 to Add Battery Tool, More Animoji, Better AR
Jan 24, 2018
Apple today previewed iOS 11.3, a system update that will give iPhone owners with a significant number of new tools and features. First up, iOS 11.3 provides iPhone users with more control over their handset's battery performance.
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.
At some point T-mobile will want to have similar speeds as LTE to compete, and this may allow them to do so.