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MWC 2017: The 5G Emperor’s New Clothes

MWC 2017: The 5G Emperor’s New Clothes
by Roger C. Lanctot on 03-03-2017 at 10:00 pm

A very odd phenomenon is sweeping the automotive and wireless industries and was in full flower at MWC 2017. The onset of 5G connectivity has wireless carriers excited over the high bandwidth, low latency and high availability applications inherent in this new network technology – to say nothing of network slicing for targeted… Read More


How The Snapdragon X50, World’s First 5G Modem, Puts Qualcomm Ahead Of The Curve

How The Snapdragon X50, World’s First 5G Modem, Puts Qualcomm Ahead Of The Curve
by Patrick Moorhead on 12-05-2016 at 12:00 pm

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Regardless of what part of technology you come from, the entire tech industry has been talking about 5G. 5G will reshape the way we will use mobile devices, deliver self-driving cars and smart cities, and even the way get content delivered to our homes. Some companies talk about it to be part of the conversation, while others lead … Read More


Foggy 5G Forecasts Coming into Focus

Foggy 5G Forecasts Coming into Focus
by Roger C. Lanctot on 11-27-2016 at 12:00 pm

My colleague and automotive safety system guru at Strategy Analytics, Ian Riches, is fond of citing Amara’s Law. Named for Roy Amara (1925-2007), research, scientist, forecaster and long-term president of the Institute for the Future, the “Law” states: “We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology… Read More


Qualcomm Demonstrates First Sub-6 GHz 5G New Radio Prototype

Qualcomm Demonstrates First Sub-6 GHz 5G New Radio Prototype
by Patrick Moorhead on 07-27-2016 at 7:00 am

You may not know this, but on-time delivery at expected performance with 5G is being determined right now in engineering labs across the globe. This is true even though end user deployments won’t be for another three to four years. You see, the ground is being laid right now with manufacturers, operators and standards bodies. With… Read More


Qualcomm Shows Their First 5G Demo At Industry Analyst Day

Qualcomm Shows Their First 5G Demo At Industry Analyst Day
by Patrick Moorhead on 01-22-2016 at 7:00 am

Complete 5G solutions aren’t something that you’ll be seeing in phones or networks any time soon regardless of what you may see in the headlines or companies are claiming. In fact, the first official release of the 5G standard isn’t likely to be finalized until 2018, at which point true 5G networks will very likely not roll out until… Read More


How Wireless Modem IP is Aiding Roadmap to 5G Chipsets

How Wireless Modem IP is Aiding Roadmap to 5G Chipsets
by Majeed Ahmad on 12-22-2015 at 4:00 pm

The semiconductor industry is steadily charting its course toward 5G chipsets with the availability of extremely complex system-on-chip (SoC) designs that support the surge of data traffic over next-generation wireless networks. Take Blu Wireless Technology, for instance, the IP supplier from Britain that is using the Arteris… Read More