5G

Qualcomm Extends Its 5G Reach Into Infrastructure

Qualcomm held its annual 5G summit online last week. I thought the company’s use of a virtual reality conference center was very creative—it made me yearn to board a flight! Qualcomm dedicated day one to keynotes and the second to several breakout sessions. Today I would like to provide my impressions from the event.     5G …

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Why You Should Buy The iPhone 12 Even If You Don’t Think You Need 5G

You may have already heard the buzz around the new iPhone 12, which Apple lifted the curtain on this week. Featuring an A14 Bionic processor and a Qualcomm 5G modem, the iPhone 12 represents Apple’s first attempt at a 5G phone—big news, even though Apple’s competitors are already on their 2nd or 3rd generation of 5G phones. …

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Four Practical Applications Of Artificial Intelligence And 5G

It is no secret that artificial intelligence (AI) is a technical marketing whitewash. Many companies claim that its algorithms and data scientists enable a differentiated approach in the networking infrastructure space. However, what are the practical applications of AI for connectivity and, in particular, 5G? From my perspective, it encapsulates four key areas. Here I …

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HypeVR Becomes 3nfinite And Launches Enbly App Enabling Spatial Volumetric Video Over 5G

I have been following HypeVR, a San Diego-based company in the VR space, since I encountered it at Intel’s booth at CES 2017, and I’ve watched the company’s technology improve and grow. During a recent visit to the company’s San Diego offices, founder Tonaci Tran walked me through the progress that the company has made …

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The Ins and Outs of Patents and Intellectual Property- A Six Five insider With PatentSight’s Managing Director

On this special episode of The Six Five – Insiders Edition, hosts Patrick Moorhead and Daniel Newman are joined by Will Mansfield, Director of Consulting and Customer Success for PatentSight to discuss the ins and outs of patents, intellectual property and the value of patent data in our current technology climate. In our conversation, Will, …

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5G Is The Reason Apple Will Eventually Design All Its Processors

Recently, Apple finally announced the transition of its computers to the company’s own custom-designed processors, dubbed ‘Apple Silicon.’ While I’m not entirely sure why the company went with such an uninspired name, the reality is that most of Apple’s non-PC devices already run on what I would consider ‘Apple Silicon.’ A while back I actually …

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The Many Moves That Pushed T-Mobile Ahead Of AT&T

T-Mobile recently announced that it has surpassed AT&T in total number of customers becoming the #2 wireless provider in the United States. T-Mobile has gone through many major changes in an incredibly pivotal time not only  amid COVID-19 and its integration with Sprint, but also as wireless carriers deploy 5G networks..   If you have been keeping up with Moor Insights & Strategy’s five-part series about 5G, you would know that T-Mobile has set itself up to deliver a balanced mix …

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T-Mobile Is The First Carrier Globally To Launch Nationwide Standalone (SA) 5G

Many carriers around the world raced last year to be the ‘first’ to launch 5G; those networks were built upon the foundation of 4G networks in a type of 5G mode called non-standalone (NSA). This means that the device needs to have both 4G and 5G signals to work because to save time and money, …

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Exploring Qualcomm’s Vital Position In The 5G Ecosystem With QTL President Alex Rogers – The Six Five Insiders Edition

On this special episode of The Six Five – Insiders Edition, hosts Patrick Moorhead and Daniel Newman are joined by Qualcomm EVP and QTL President Alex Rogers to discuss Qualcomm’s recent win in the Court of Appeals, its licensing business, 5G intellectual property, and how Qualcomm helping spread the technology around the world. In our conversation, Alex, Patrick and I …

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Khronos OpenXR’s Momentum Shows Open Cross-Platform And 5G Potential

The OpenXR standard is a consortium of dozens of companies in the XR industry, across platforms, headsets, chipsets, and game engines. Orchestrated by the Khronos Group the consortium consists of some of the biggest names in the industry. The OpenXR 1.0 spec was finally ratified last year in July 2019. Now, Khronos is providing an …

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The Biggest Thing In Wireless This Year Might Not Be 5G

With all the noise and anticipation surrounding 5G over the past 18 months, compounded by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, you may have missed a potentially game-changing announcement in the wireless space earlier in the year. In late April, the Federal Communications Commission voted to expand a section of spectrum in the 6GHz band for unlicensed …

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Exploring Marvell’s Digital Transformation Strategy and Focus for the Future – Six Five Insiders Edition

On this episode of The Six Five – Insiders Edition podcast hosts Patrick Moorhead and Daniel Newman talk to Chris Koopmans, the CMO of Marvell, about the company’s rebranding efforts, their transformation initiatives and the product lines and services that Marvell is focusing on for the future.  In our conversation, Chris, Daniel and I explored Marvell’s recent pivot …

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NVIDIA Targets Ampere Architecture To The Edge And 5G With EGX A100

Traditionally, NVIDIA introduces the company’s latest GPU architecture at its GPU Technology Conference (GTC), which I have been attending since its inception in 2009. Over the years, NVIDIA launched its enterprise, datacenter and AI GPU products, as well as the architecture behind them, at the GTC conference. This year is no different, except for the …

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The New T-Mobile Will Be A 5G Powerhouse With Completion Of Its Sprint Acquisition

It’s hard to believe that nearly two years ago, T-Mobile announced the company’s intention to acquire Sprint and create the ‘New T-Mobile’. In order to complete the merger, T-Mobile had to make a number of concessions to regulators. One of the biggest concessions was the creation of a fourth new carrier in Dish and the jettisoning of certain …

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Marvell Delivers Huge 5G Enhancements And Announces Samsung And Nokia Wins

Marvell has a long track record in supporting cellular infrastructure dating back to the 3G networking era. My principal Patrick Moorhead captured his insights in this regard at Marvell’s inaugural analyst event in late January. If interested, you can find that article here. This article contains contributions from him as well. The company made two strategic …

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Intel Aggressively Updates Xeon And Announces Key 5G Product Lines

Last week Intel made waves with big announcements in two of its major growth areas. In the latest volley in the datacenter wars between Intel and AMD, it announced new additions to its Intel Xeon Scalable platform, optimized specifically for performance and performance-per-dollar. In 5G network infrastructure, Intel also announced a new 10nm SoC for …

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Why 5G Patent ‘Value’ Is More Important Than The ‘Number’ Of Patents

Metrics are very important in society and business as they save time for everyone involved to get to certain levels of cognition and determine which widget or company is better at something. Whether it’s “miles per gallon,” automobile “0-60”, appliance energy rating labels, number or quality of patents or performance benchmarks, they all serve to …

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Intel Taps MediaTek For Its 5G Laptop Designs

Intel’s journey on 5G has been quite an interesting one. The company was it’s slated to compete with the likes of Qualcomm, Huawei, and Samsung in 5G. Eventually, after a few stumbles, the company fell short of expectations and ended up spinning off the majority of the company’s efforts in a $1 billion transaction with …

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MediaTek Surprises With Dimensity 1000 5G Smartphone SoC

MediaTek has a long history of being a competitive player in the smartphone market. The company’s position has always been one that many have considered being a mid-tier and low-end solution provider with many of the most popular phones in the world selling with its chips in volumes that would surprise anyone. However, most of …

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Why Game Streaming Needs 5G

In the initial reviews of Google’s Stadia platform, many cite latency as a significant issue for the quality of the experience, especially over a wireless signal. This was the downfall of many previous game streaming services, including one of the first live game streaming services, OnLive. Even the ones currently in existence don’t do very …

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