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Podcast: Open RAN – Discussing the Potential, Deployment Progress, Opportunities & Challenges

Open Radio Access Networks or Open RAN is slowly gaining momentum in the telecom industry. It promises to be an alternative way of building networks…

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Qualcomm brings 5G Support, 120Hz Screen Refresh Rate and more to Budget Phones with Snapdragon 690 Mobile Platform

The Snapdragon 690 mobile platform is built on the 8nm node. The platform brings Sub-6Ghz 5G with support for both SA and NSA bands. Snapdragon 690…

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Post Event Coverage: Logicalis’ Journey to Become “Architects of Change” in LATAM ICT Environment

Logicalis is an ICT (Information, Communication Technology) infrastructure and service provider, a UK based company, with a strong global presence.…

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5G MEC – Deployment Options and Challenges for Mobile Operators

One of the major promises of 5G is low latency, with target levels of 1 millisecond being specified for the air interface in 3GPP’s Release 16…

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Oppo Find X2 Pro: Gorgeous Display and Versatile Cameras, at a Premium

The Oppo Find X2 Pro features a 6.7-inch QHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The triple rear camera setup offers 10X hybrid zoom and 60X digital…

Cellular Technology Transitions and Potential for SoC Players

Cellular Technology Transitions and Potential for SoC Players

Overview:  Each technology shift brings with it opportunities for players across the value chain, and the arrival of 5G highlights this in many ways.…

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Podcast: Rise of Affordable Premium Smartphones in Korea Signals a Trend Change

The Korean smartphone market is dominated by three major players – Samsung, Apple and LG. Out of the three, Samsung has a majority market share of…

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Podcast: One in Three Smartphones Sold in the USA in April 2020 Were Online

The COVID-19 outbreak in the US resulted in store closures due to the lockdown and stay-at-home orders. As a result, the US smartphone market was…

Wi-Fi 6/6E – A Viable Alternative to 5G NR for Low Latency Applications?

Wi-Fi 6/6E – A Viable Alternative to 5G NR for Low Latency Applications?

Overview: In recent years, there has been a lot of focus on the use of 5G as the optimum wireless solution for low latency use cases, particularly in…

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The Rise of ‘Affordable Premium’ in Korea’s Smartphone Market

Displacement of super-premium devices could be sign of changing consumer needs We are seeing the rise of the ‘affordable premium’ in Korea, and…

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The Mi 10 Could Help Xiaomi Increase its Global Presence in the Ultra-Premium Segment

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the global smartphone market to experience its fastest ever decline of 13% YoY in Q1 2020. While Samsung, Huawei,…

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Realme X50 Pro 5G Delivers Smooth and Reliable Performance with Future Proof Connectivity

The 90Hz display refresh rate makes UI butter smooth. The 65W fast charging tops up the 4,200mAh battery in 35 minutes. Realme X50 Pro 5G offers good…

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Qualcomm’s Results Quantifies the Global Handset Slowdown Due To COVID-19, but Limited Impact to 5G Expectations

Qualcomm announced its March quarter earnings. Results were quite solid considering the once-in-a-lifetime global economic slowdown caused by…

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Podcast: New iPhone SE – Powerful Apple Experiences at $399

Four years after launching the compact and powerful iPhone SE, Apple has finally launched its successor. The new and refreshed 2020 model is also…

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Podcast: OnePlus 8 Series – Flagship Killer to a Killer Flagship

OnePlus has launched its latest flagship smartphones in the US, UK, China and Indian markets. There are two devices – the premium OnePlus 8 Pro and a…

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The Real Reason Why Apple Launched an iPhone SE on the Cusp of the 5G Era

The next-generation iPhone SE has been launched after many rumors and leaks over the last three years. The device is a successor of the previous…

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OnePlus 8 Series: Aiming to Redefine Flagship Experience

The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro smartphones are powered by Snapdragon 865 SoC. Both smartphones include support for the 5G network by default. OnePlus 8…

Huawei CBG Revenue Grew 34% In 2019 Despite Headwinds, But 2020 Will Be More Difficult

Huawei group announced its CY2019 annual result on 31 Mar 2020. Despite the restrictions imposed by the Entity list from the U.S. government since 16…