Verizon warns that mid-band 5G will perform more like 4G

After being accused by T-Mobile CEO John Legere of 5G lies and being “dead in the water without a strategy,” Verizon’s consumer EVP Ronan Dunne retorted today that the company has been executing on its 5G strategy since dividing its business into consumer, business, and media groups: deliver meaningfully differentiated 5G to urban areas, followed by a more subtly improved experience elsewhere. In much of America, he suggested, 5G will approximate “good 4G service,” thanks to reliance on mid-band spectrum for broad coverage

There’s a 5G version of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10+ headed for Verizon

The 5G iPhone isn’t expected until roughly this time next year. But when it comes to the next-gen cellular technology, Samsung has already been there and done that. Back in the February, the company announced an everything and the kitchen sink version of the Galaxy S10, sporting 5G — its first device to do so. The model was finally made available last month.

DoT consults MoD, ISRO to make airwaves available for 5G spectrum auctions

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has begun consultations with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Department of Space for making airwaves available in the 3,300-3,600 megahertz (MHz) band for the upcoming 5G spectrum auctions.

China Warns India of 'Consequences' if Huawei is Barred from 5G Trials: Report

China has told India not to block its Huawei Technologies from doing business in the country, warning there could be consequences for Indian firms operating in China, sources with knowledge of the matter said. India is due to hold trials for installing a next-generation 5G cellular network in the next few months, but has not yet taken a call on whether it would invite the Chinese telecoms equipment maker to take part, telecoms minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said.

5G base stations in Beijing to reach 10,000 at year-end

Beijing will have more than 10,000 5G base stations by the end of the year, the municipal telecom authorities said Wednesday. As of July, the capital city had already constructed over 7,800 5G base stations, mainly located in its urban core zones, venues for the horticultural expo and the 2022 Winter Olympics, as well as its sub-center of Tongzhou District, according to the Beijing Communications Administration.

US Cellular prepares for 2020 5G launch amid mixed Q2 results

On the US Cellular earnings call last week, President and CEO Ken Meyers described the company’s second quarter as “competitive, but slower than expected.” Despite the loss of 26,000 postpaid subscribers, US Cellular remains optimistic about the second half of the year and is positioning itself to launch 5G in 2020.

Nokia wins 5G network deal with Vodafone New Zealand

Nokia is set to bring 5G to New Zealand, following the announcement of the first commercial 5G network available to New Zealanders by Vodafone New Zealand. Nokia will supply and integrate a 5G network for Vodafone New Zealand, which will be launched in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown in late 2019. The deal, including Nokia’s AirScale radio access network, cloud-native core and design services, provides further proof of the strength of Nokia’s end-to-end portfolio. Nokia's 5G portfolio offers operators the necessary flexibility and capabilities to deliver 5G services to both consumers and enterprises.

Amdocs Acquires TTS Wireless to further Expand 5G Capabilities

Amdocs, a leading provider of software and services to communications and media companies, today announced it has acquired TTS Wireless, a privately-owned provider of mobile network engineering services, specializing in network optimization, planning, and software-enabled solutions. The two companies are excited by the acquisition, which will enable the combination of TTS Wireless’ field-proven services at leading operators with the Amdocs Open 5G portfolio. This expanded offering will help operators accelerate and simplify deployment of 5G networks with comprehensive network rollout solutions.

Xiaomi Mi 9 5G coming with QHD screen, OIS and larger battery

Coolpad ready to launch 5G phones in India

Coolpad announced its plans of releasing its first 5G-ready smartphones in the Indian market. In an official release, Coolpad said that it has been investing in the new-age 5G technology since 2012 and has filled more than 800 patents related to the technology.