AT&T is the second US carrier to get Samsung's fastest phone, but there's a catch.
The rollout of 5G could "make things better" on the cybersecurity front, according to Verizon's Chris Novak.
Sales of LG Electronics Inc's new 5G smartphone looked uncertain on Wednesday.
Some of the world's biggest tech companies have told their employees to stop talking about technology and technical standards with counterparts at Huawei Technologies.
China granted 5G licenses to the country's three major telecom operators and China Broadcasting Network on Thursday, giving the go-ahead for full commercial deployment of the next-generation cellular network technology.
The company has mentioned that date to prospective hires for an in-house 5G modem team, says a report.
KT has secured 100,000 5G subscribers, putting it ahead of SK Telecom and LG Uplus in the race to gain 5G subscribers.
China on Sunday warned Britain not to discriminate against companies involved in developing the 5G network and to resist pressure from other countries.
Early adopters beware
Experts and policymakers are wary of letting China get involved in domestic infrastructure
The second round of early 5G devices is coming very soon.
Apple Inc and Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday settled an acrimonious two-year legal dispute. Shortly afterward, Intel Corp said it will exit the smartphone modem chip business.
Huawei has revealed that none of the 40 commercial contracts it has won for 5G equipment are from mainland China.
The Financial Times
This is likely why Apple and Qualcomm settled
Explosive growth in data traffic in 5G era raises demand for chipsets such as radio frequency transceivers, power amplifiers, low-power supply modulators.
The Korea Herald
Millimeter wave technology will require a whole new approach to ensuring reliability.
Apple may only be planning to add 5G to 2020 iPhones, but even then the company might have a hard time acquiring needed modems, according to analysts.
By 2025, 15% of the global mobile industry will run on fifth generation (5G) technology, finds The Mobile Economy 2019 report.
Intel has ended a partnership to share its latest 5G modem chips with China's second largest mobile chipmaker amid concerns that the technology transfer could cause problems in Washington, sources have told Nikkei Asian Review.
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The new solutions advance existing 4G wireless technologies and will usher in 5G wireless and precise positioning technologies as well.
South Korea's LG Electronics unveiled a 5G smartphone on Sunday with a dual screen.
Mobile phone group Vodafone has conducted a successful trial connecting next-generation 5G smartphones to its network.
A spokesperson for Germany's interior ministry told CNBC on Tuesday that the nation was not planning to shut any firm out of its 5G network.
Qualcomm continues to actively develop 5G solutions and today announced its latest modem and antenna module as it builds a robust commercial 5G platform. 5G is coming and support for it is much greater than the disparate 4G rollout.
New Zealand will independently assess the risk of using China's Huawei Technologies in 5G networks.
Ericsson and Intel have announced another collaboration, this time for a software and hardware management platform for 5G, NFV, and distributed cloud.
Sprint has called for an end to AT&T's 5G E advertising campaign, arguing in a lawsuit that it is false and misleading, and causing irreparable damage to its own 5G network investment.
China's Huawei on Thursday unveiled its 5G modem Balong 5000.
Apple considered tapping Samsung Electronics and MediaTek along with existing vendor Intel to supply modem chips for 2019 iPhones, according to an Apple executive's testimony at the trial between Qualcomm and the US Federal Trade Commission on Friday.
China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom have been granted 5G radio frequency spectrum allocations to pursue trials in the next-generation mobile system ahead of its wide roll-out from 2020
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UK telecoms group BT (BT) confirmed on Wednesday that it would not buy equipment from the Chinese tech company for the core of its next generation wireless network. The company also said it would remove existing Huawei technology from the heart of its 4G network within two years.
Oppo has upped its R&D investment across 5G, IoT, and artificial intelligence as it pushes to become the first company to launch a 5G smartphone next year.
The head of Nokia's mobile networks arm, its largest business unit, is leaving the Finnish company as part of changes designed to position the company for the 5G telecoms era, Nokia said on Thursday.
5G will unlock the potential of artificial intelligence, Samsung's network boss says, and the South Korean tech giant will invest $22 billion in the next-generation network to secure 20 percent market share by 2020.
An earlier 5G-only modem, the XMM 8060, "is becoming a development platform" rather than a commercial product, said an Intel spokeswoman. Thus Intel "will miss the 2019 5G launches, but it is targeting large-scale rollouts from customers such as Apple and [partner] Spreadtrum," said Malik Saadi, vice president of strategic technologies for market watcher ABI Research.
A report from Fast Company says that Apple will go ahead with using Intel modems for the first 5G iPhone, set to launch in 2020.
Partnership comes on the heels of Samsung-NEC tie-up
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The White House has ordered a National Spectrum Strategy and task force to lead the way for 5G.
The company has previously targeted 2019 to release a folding device.