5G News: Huawei Announced Mate 30, Verizon to launch 5G services in New York
Trials/ Deployment/ Roll out
Verizon will launch 5G in New York City on September 26th
Verizon announced that 5G service will reach areas of New York City. With NYC included, Verizon will have rolled out mobile 5G service to a total of 11 cities. The company aims to reach over 30 cities by the end of this year
Rain launches first commercial 5G network in Africa with Huawei
South African data-only operator Rain has launched what is being called the African continent’s first commercial 5G network.The network is a fixed-wireless 5G broadband service, offering unlimited broadband access with a downlink of up to 700Mbps.
Docomo trials 5G for Rugby World Cup
NTT Docomo launched pre-commercial 5G service in select areas of major cities in Japan. A total of 7,000 5G-compatiable devices will be available at the operator’s experience centres at stadiums and in some cities for visitors to try out. The devices from Sony, Samsung, LG and Sharp are not for sale.
Thales and Vodafone conduct driver-less trial using 5G
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Thales & Vodafone claimed world first by operating a driverless train controlled remotely via a 5G mobile network. The driverless trials are being carried out at the Smart Rail Connectivity Campus in Germany, using Thales’ Lucy laboratory train, while Vodafone has installed one of the first 5G base stations.
SK Telecom and Ericsson complete end-to-end 5G standalone core test
SK Telecom and Ericsson have completed end-to-end testing of 5G standalone (SA) telecommunications. The two used purely 5G systems, from handsets, radio stations, to cores, for the test. In July, the telco successfully tested interoperability between a 5G SA core and a commercial network with Samsung Electronics.
Xiaomi to launch Mi MIx 5G & MI 9 Pro
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Xiaomi is set to launch two new 5G flagship handsets on September 24. With the release of the two phones, Xiaomi will have released three smartphones that support 5G. The company is also expected to reveal the new MIUI 11.
Huawei launches Mate 30 & Mate 30 Pro 4G & 5G variants
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The flagship models launched by Huawei features newly released Kirin 990 and Kirin 990 5G chipsets. Apart from the 40 MP camera and newer generation ISP in Kirin 990 processors, most important announcement was that the new units will not be released with Google’s services such as the Play Store or Play Services preinstalled on the phone.
Vivo announced Vivo Nex 3 5G
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Vivo announced Vivo Nex 3 5G, the phone features include curved display OLED with 1080p resolution, Snapdragon 855 processor among others. Vivo did not share pricing or availability information. There will be 4G and 5G version available in the “coming months” in Asia Pacific, Southeast Asia, and other markets.
Qualcomm Announces $3 Billion Acquisition to Grow 5G
Qualcomm revealed that it is acquiring the remaining portion of RF360, its joint venture with Japanese company TDK Corporation. The company expects the deal to aid in the development of efficient 5G devices. The company said the deal brings the total purchase price of RF360 to $3.1 billion.
RINA Wireless selects Ericsson to bring 5G to rural America
The Rural Independent Network Alliance (RINA Wireless) announced it has expanded its partnership with Ericsson. Under the agreement, Ericsson will evolve RINA Wireless’ core network for existing services and introduce 5G networks quickly and effectively to its infrastructure.
Future plans/ announcements
SoftBank reportedly accelerates Japan’s 5G network plans by 2 years
SoftBank is expected to complete stage one of its rollout two years early than initially planned, with rivals KDDI and NTT Docomo considering following suit. SoftBank will still launch commercial 5G in March 2020 with network hardware from Ericsson and Nokia, notably using AI-backed multiple antenna arrays to deliver strong performance in urban areas.