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Go East Young Man

Complaining about slow mobile networks the Premier told his Cabinet: “Our information infrastructure is backward.” Great, now something may get done about slow and problematical mobile network service. Trouble is, it’s not our Premier who said it, it’s China’s Premier. What’s more the Premier’s remarks…

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Qualcomm Hits The Panic Button

Beset with problems on many fronts, Qualcomm is taking drastic steps. It will sack 15% of its workforce, cut spending by $1.4 billion and consider whether to split its chip selling business QCT from its licensing business QTL. Qualcomm expects revenues to be down 25-40% this year on…

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The Biggest Wireless Operators By Subscriber Numbers

China Mobile has more subscribers than anyone else, reports Ovum, followed by Vodafone and Bharti Airtel. As China Mobile, with 633 million proportionate subscriptions at end-1Q15, and China Unicom, with 299 million, only operate in China, Vodafone and Bharti Airtel are the largest and second largest international mobile operating…

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MuLTEfire Extends Unlicensed LTE

Qualcomm has come up with a new improved version of LTE-U – the version of LTE used for unlicensed spectrum. Qualcomm’s new technology for LTE in unlicensed spectrum, called MuLTEfire, does not require an anchor in licensed spectrum, so opening up LTE to organisations that don’t own licensed…

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Qualcomm Snubs IEEE

Qualcomm will not comply with IEEE recommendations that FRAND royalty percentages should be based on the value of the technology contributed rather than on the value of the product into which the technology is incorporated…

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The Poisoned Chalice

When, 12 months ago, Paul Jacobs handed the Qualcomm CEO job to Steve Mollenkopf, was he handing him a poisoned chalice…

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Europe Waning In Mobile R&D.

As Europe loses its wireless companies, so too it is losing its place in wireless R&D, according to Chetan Sharma Consulting…

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Wireless Tbps Achieved By Surrey University.

Tbps speeds for 5G have been demo-ed over 100 metres at Surrey University by a research team from the university’s 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) headed up by Professor Rahim Tafazolli…

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Smartphones

Global smartphone shipments grew 30 percent annually from 1.0 billion units in 2013 to a record 1.3 billion in 2014 with Android accounting for 81% of shipments, reports Strategy Analytics…

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