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5G is the fifth-generation technology standard for cellular broadband networks. The standard is the successor to 4G, and began deployment in 2019. The GSM association, the industry body made up of network operators worldwide, predicted that 5G would reach 1.7 billion subscribers by 2025. In comparison to 4G, 5G has more bandwidth for data and cellular networks, allowing far greater download speeds that will eventually reach 10 Gigabits per second. 5G can also connect to a wider variety of devices, and can smartly unify servers in crowded areas for better performance. Thanks to its faster speed, 5G is expected to usher in the next wave of connected ecosystems such as IoT (Internet of Things). The increase in speed and bandwidth is due to the addition of additional higher frequency radio waves in the signal, used together with the older low and medium band frequencies used previously. The drawback is that the high-frequency radio waves have shorter coverage and range, which means a reduction in the geographic area that can be covered. 5G is implemented in low-band, mid-band or high-band millimetrr-waves that covers the 24 GHz to 54 GHz spectrum. Some network operators have used millimetre waves or extremely high-frequency waves, for additional network capacity and throughputs. More

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  • Ericsson, Deutsche Telekom harness wind power for mobile masts as energy costs soar May 23, 2022 01:28 PM IST

    Ericsson, Deutsche Telekom harness wind power for mobile masts as energy costs soar

    Telecom operators have extra motivation to cut costs as they also need to channel $872 billion globally into the rollout of next-generation 5G networks until 2030, to Morgan Stanley.

  • MediaTek Dimensity 1050 SoC with dual mmWave and sub-6GHz 5G launched: All you need to know May 23, 2022 11:54 AM IST

    MediaTek Dimensity 1050 SoC with dual mmWave and sub-6GHz 5G launched: All you need to know

    The Dimensity 1050 would be the first chipset from the company to support mmWave 5G

  • China condemns Canada's 'groundless' Huawei 5G ban May 20, 2022 02:11 PM IST

    China condemns Canada's 'groundless' Huawei 5G ban

    Canada's long-awaited move follows the United States and other key allies, and comes on the heels of a diplomatic row between Ottawa and Beijing over the detention of a senior Huawei executive on a US warrant, which has now been resolved.

  • Canada bans China's Huawei Technologies from 5G networks May 20, 2022 07:18 AM IST

    Canada bans China's Huawei Technologies from 5G networks

    Canada had been the only member of the Five Eyes intelligence-pooling alliance not to bar or restrict use of equipment from Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. in its 5G networks. The U.S. and the other members — Britain, Australia and New Zealand — previously banned Huawei.

  • India's own 5G stack to be ready by Sept-Oct: Ashwini Vaishnaw May 18, 2022 07:28 PM IST

    India's own 5G stack to be ready by Sept-Oct: Ashwini Vaishnaw

    India's own 5G stack will be ready around September-October, Communications Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Wednesday.

  • 5G set to spawn massive job opportunities: Telecom Secretary May 18, 2022 02:24 PM IST

    5G set to spawn massive job opportunities: Telecom Secretary

    Rajaraman, who was speaking at an event of Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC), said that from BharatNet to space communications, and from 5G to fixedline broadband services, the telecom sector would unlock new job requirements of various categories.

  • PM Modi inaugurates India's first 5G testbed May 17, 2022 12:31 PM IST

    PM Modi inaugurates India's first 5G testbed

    Speaking at the silver jubilee celebrations of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), the Prime Minister said the 5G testbed is an important step for self-reliance in the direction of critical and modern technologies.

  • DoT rejects proposal to allow companies to create internal 5G networks on their premises May 10, 2022 03:48 PM IST

    DoT rejects proposal to allow companies to create internal 5G networks on their premises

    Telecom operators including Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio have opposed the regulator's suggestion that companies in India be allowed to set up internal wireless networks using 5G technology like they are allowed to do in the US and Europe.

  • Wipro, HFCL join hands to develop 5G product portfolio May 06, 2022 08:23 AM IST

    Wipro, HFCL join hands to develop 5G product portfolio

    The companies will collaborate on a portfolio of 5G products for the telecommunications sector, including 5G radio access network and 5G transport equipment, a joint statement said on Thursday.

  • Samsung signs deal with Dish for 5G radios, phones May 04, 2022 06:53 AM IST

    Samsung signs deal with Dish for 5G radios, phones

    Samsung set itself up as a challenger to top telecoms equipment suppliers Nokia and Ericsson in the United States by winning a $6.6 billion deal with Verizon, and the contract with Dish further cements its position.

  • Nokia results beat on 5G demand amid supply chain shortage Apr 28, 2022 12:25 PM IST

    Nokia results beat on 5G demand amid supply chain shortage

    The Finnish company has been gaining ground against rivals such as Sweden's Ericsson and China's Huawei after it made its products more competitive by investing heavily in research and found ways to cut costs from other areas.

  • Prescribed rollout obligations easy, fair, in sync with global 5G norms: TRAI official Apr 20, 2022 10:36 AM IST

    Prescribed rollout obligations easy, fair, in sync with global 5G norms: TRAI official

    Responding to the telecom industry's views that minimum rollout obligations are a 'retrograde step' and should be done away with, a senior TRAI official told PTI that the regulator's recommendations are aimed at ensuring efficient use of radiowaves for the maximum benefit of telecom consumers.

  • Spectrum prices recommended are rational, based on scientific calculation: Trai chief Apr 12, 2022 11:13 PM IST

    Spectrum prices recommended are rational, based on scientific calculation: Trai chief

    Industry body COAI, however, has expressed deep disappointment over Trai’s 5G recommendations, and termed the spectrum pricing suggested by the regulator as “too high”.

  • Trai recommends over Rs 7.5 lakh crore spectrum auction plan, 35% cut in prime 5G band price Apr 12, 2022 07:57 AM IST

    Trai recommends over Rs 7.5 lakh crore spectrum auction plan, 35% cut in prime 5G band price

    Overall, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended about a 39 per cent reduction in the reserve or floor price for the sale of spectrum for mobile services, including the latest 5G offering, as it looked to match revenue expectations with the industry’s paying capacity.

  • 5G auction to be held on schedule, within stipulated timeline: Ashwini Vaishnaw Apr 04, 2022 02:43 PM IST

    5G auction to be held on schedule, within stipulated timeline: Ashwini Vaishnaw

    Ashwini Vaishnaw's affirmation comes at a time when telecom regulator TRAI’s 5G recommendations on spectrum pricing and other nuances, which were widely expected to come by March-end, have spilled over by a few days to early April.

  • Bharti Airtel, Tech Mahindra team up for digital solutions across 5G, private networks, cloud Mar 31, 2022 02:09 PM IST

    Bharti Airtel, Tech Mahindra team up for digital solutions across 5G, private networks, cloud

    Airtel and Tech Mahindra will co-develop and market 5G use cases in India, according to a statement.

  • Regulator's 5G recommendations in 7-10 days; work in final stages: TRAI Secretary V Raghunandan Mar 29, 2022 12:48 PM IST

    Regulator's 5G recommendations in 7-10 days; work in final stages: TRAI Secretary V Raghunandan

    Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Secretary V Raghunandan told PTI that the spectrum reference given to the regulator spanned multiple bands and thereby involved detailed and exhaustive deliberations.

  • Airtel demos 5G scope; recreates Kapil Dev's iconic 175-run inning from '83 World Cup Mar 24, 2022 07:51 PM IST

    Airtel demos 5G scope; recreates Kapil Dev's iconic 175-run inning from '83 World Cup

    Randeep Sekhon, CTO, Bharti Airtel, said that gigabit speeds and millisecond latency of 5G is set to transform the way entertainment is consumed.

  • Moto G 5G 2022 design renders leaked; to feature Snapdragon 750G SoC, 50MP triple-camera setup Mar 21, 2022 01:06 PM IST

    Moto G 5G 2022 design renders leaked; to feature Snapdragon 750G SoC, 50MP triple-camera setup

    Motorola is yet to confirm the official launch date of the Moto G 5G 2022.

  • Tech Weekender: Top news from the world of technology this week Mar 19, 2022 01:59 PM IST

    Tech Weekender: Top news from the world of technology this week

    Multiple smartphones launched in India, Apple rolls out iOS 15.4, iPadOS 15.4 and more tech news from the week.

  • 5G phone sales surpassed 4G phone sales for the first time in January 2022: Report Mar 18, 2022 03:41 PM IST

    5G phone sales surpassed 4G phone sales for the first time in January 2022: Report

    The report by Counterpoint Research says 5G phones reached 51% sales penetration in January 2022

  • Is 5G truly green, or will it burn up more resources? Mar 03, 2022 06:18 PM IST

    Is 5G truly green, or will it burn up more resources?

    The Mobile World Congress, an industry get-together in Barcelona, certainly saw some sloganeering. But Huawei, Orange and industry body GSMA attempted to flesh out some of the green claims made about 5G. The next-generation mobile network is being rolled out across the globe, with promises of super-fast internet going hand-in-hand with claims of massive benefits for the environment.

  • Sterlite Technologies collaborates with ASOCS and VMWare for end-to-end 5G enterprise solutions Mar 03, 2022 12:30 PM IST

    Sterlite Technologies collaborates with ASOCS and VMWare for end-to-end 5G enterprise solutions

    The collaboration allows quick deployment of private 5G networks for campus, industrial and venue applications

  • Sanmina Corporation, Reliance Industries ink pact for electronics manufacturing in India Mar 03, 2022 08:56 AM IST

    Sanmina Corporation, Reliance Industries ink pact for electronics manufacturing in India

    This partnership will leverage Sanmina’s 40 years of advanced manufacturing experience and Reliance’s expertise and leadership in the Indian business ecosystem

  • MWC 2022 | All the announcements from Qualcomm at the Barcelona event Feb 28, 2022 07:01 PM IST

    MWC 2022 | All the announcements from Qualcomm at the Barcelona event

    Qualcomm put a huge focus on Edge computing and rapid deployment of 5G networks

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