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Samsung tests 5G on Japanese high-speed train

(Image: Samsung) Samsung has announced completing a 5G demonstration on a moving train in partnership with Japanese telecommunications carrier KDDI, achieving peak speeds of 1.7Gbps as well as downlink/uplink handover. Samsung’s pre-commercial 5G solution — incorporating a 5G router, 5G radio access unit, virtualised RAN (vRAN), and virtualised core — ...

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5G to reach 20 percent globally by 2023: Ericsson

(Image: Ericsson) Networking giant Ericsson has predicted that 5G will reach 20 percent of the global population as of 2023, with 1 billion subscriptions to be held by then. Ericsson’s latest Mobility Report states that 5G will be deployed across metro and dense urban areas initially, with the first commercial ...

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Huawei and LG U+ use VR drone to deliver 5G

The 5G ‘tour bus’ (Image: Supplied) Huawei and LG U+ have announced finishing 5G field trials in Gangnam District, Seoul, to verify technologies including IPTV 4K video, dual connectivity, and inter-cell handover. Calling it the world’s first widescale 5G network test using a pre-commercial testing environment, the companies used a ...

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Qualcomm: Mesh networking is the future of smart homes

Home broadband services are on the cusp of change and mesh networking is needed to push the industry forward, according to Qualcomm. Research firm Gartner predicts that 8.4 billion connected “Things” will be in use in 2017, up 31 percent from 2016. Following from this, GMSA report “The Impact of ...

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Cisco tops Q1 earnings targets

Cisco delivered in-line first quarter financial results Wednesday after the bell. The tech giant reported a net income of $2.4 billion, or 48 cents per share. Non-GAAP earnings were 61 cents per share on a revenue of $12.14 billion, down 2 percent year over year. A year ago, Cisco earned ...

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​Google Home and Amazon Echo hit by big bad Bluetooth flaws

Video: Google’s tech to woo Bluetooth device makers Google and Amazon have rolled out patches for their respective smart home speakers, Home and Echo, to plug the widespread Bluetooth flaws known as BlueBorne. BlueBorne, a set of eight Bluetooth flaws, was already known to affect billions of phones and computers ...

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