Samsung to Host Final Conference for Completing 5G Standards for Commercialization

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Korea on May 21, 2018 — Samsung Electronics today announced that it hosts the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) working groups’ final meeting to complete the 5G mobile communication standards in Busan from May 21st to 25th. This meeting will finalize the relevant standard technologies for...Learn More

Android Data Usage Trends: 60% Increase in One Year

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Android-based phones have seen a jump in data traffic across all operators, according to new research about Android data usage trends from AppOptix. The company monitors 4,000 Android devices, which had significant jumps in cellular and WiFi data, due — at least in part —...Learn More

Report: Apple iPhone X is World’s Best Selling Smartphone

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Global smartphone shipments reached 345 million units in the first quarter of 2018, according to the Strategy Analytics Smartphone Model Tracker report.Apple iPhone X was the world’s best-selling smartphone model, despite its high price compared to competitors, shipping 16 million units during the quarter, researchers...Learn More

FCC Certifies Samsung Fixed 5G Router, Paving Way for Verizon Fixed 5G Launch

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Verizon moved a step closer to meeting its target date to begin offering fixed 5G wireless service with the news late last week that Samsung’s indoor fixed 5G router has received FCC certification. While not formally confirmed by Verizon, a Samsung spokesperson confirmed that the...Learn More

Report: Smartphone Trade-in Values Rise, Approaching $500M

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U.S. consumers received more than $479 million from smartphone trade-ins during the first quarter of 2018, according to a new report from HYLA Mobile, a provider of software technology and services for mobile device trade-in and reuse. That was a rise in smartphone trade-in values...Learn More

Report: Q4 2017 Smartphone Shipments Decline 9% From Q4 2016

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New research from Strategy Analytics shows that global Q4 2017 smartphone shipments dropped 9 percent compared to the same period a year earlier, marking the sharpest drop since the debut of the smartphone. Apple was the most popular smartphone provider, notching a 19% global market...Learn More

Samsung Officially Now a Part of Verizon 5G Launch Plans

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Long a Verizon 5G pilot and trial partner, Samsung officially announced its role as a vendor player in Verizon 5G launch plans. Sacramento, Calif. will be the launch market for Verizon’s 5G service, which will initially focus on fixed wireless service for home broadband. The...Learn More

Apple Leads in Christmas Device Activations, Phablets Continue to Soar

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If there was a smartphone under the tree this holiday season, it was more likely to be an Apple product than any other brand, according to newly released Christmas device activations research from Flurry Analytics. More than 4 in 10 smartphones (44%) purchased during the...Learn More

IDC: Phablet Market Share Will Exceed 50% of All Smartphones by 2019

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Smartphone shipments will grow from 1.5 billion units in 2017 to 1.7 billion units in 2021, according to International Data Corporation. Phablets — smartphones with a screen size of between 5.5 inches and 7 inches — will grow the fastest and phablet market share will...Learn More

AT&T LTE-LAA Rollout Taps Unlicensed Spectrum

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AT&T said that it has rolled out LTE-License Assisted Access (LTE-LAA) in parts of Indianapolis and will expand the LTE-LAA rollout to additional parts of the city by the end of the year. The technology boasts theoretical speeds of 1 Gbps and, according to the...Learn More

Report: Total 3Q17 U.S. Smartphone Shipments Fall, but Motorola Up

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U.S. smartphone shipments fell 2 percent annually to reach 40 million units in the third quarter of 2017, according to Strategy Analytics. In a press release announcing the results, Strategy Analytics said that Motorola had moved up to 5 percent market share in the third...Learn More

Samsung/ Charter 5G Trials Illustrate Importance of Fiber for Small Cells

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Samsung said today that it has been conducting field testing of 4G LTE and 5G wireless technology with Charter Communications in trials that will run until the end of the year. The Samsung/ Charter 5G trials illustrate how a company such as Charter with little...Learn More

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