The 5G investment cycle is about to take off in China. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology recently told reporters that they will issue 5G spectrum licenses before the end of the year, as well as formulating the frequency plan for the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Internet of Vehicles (IoV).
On Friday, Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus celebrated the success of making the world’s first 5G tweet, according to a Twitter post by Pete Lau, the company’s founder and CEO.
Xiaomi announced on its official Weibo account today that it will be unveiling the highly-anticipated Xiaomi MIX 3 smartphone on Oct. 25 at the Palace Museum, a well-known landmark in Beijing.
On Oct. 22, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei and Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon engaged in a high-level discussion about the usage of 5G technology in smartphones at the Qualcomm 4G/5G Summit held at Kerry Hotel in Hong Kong.
ZTE has worked closely with KPN and successfully completed the test for the first 5G application for Precision Agriculture on an experimental farm in Drenthe, the Netherlands.
To brace for the dawn of 5G and AI, Tencent Holdings is undergoing a strategic upgrade, which involves the establishment of two new business divisions—Cloud and Smart Industries Group (CSIG) and Platform and Content Group (PCG).
At the 2018 Lenovo Tech World on Sept. 27, Yang Yuanqing, chairman and CEO of Lenovo announced that Lenovo will launch the world’s first 5G smartphone “moto Z3”
Baidu and Intel co-launched an AI and 5G Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) innovation lab at Intel’s 5G Network Summit in Beijing.
Xiaomi has successfully tested 5G data connections on its smartphones for the first time, according to an official release on August 31. This marks a milestone in Xiaomi’s foray into 5G networks, laying the foundation for the release of real 5G smartphones in the coming years.
Huawei Australia tweeted on August 23 that the Australian authority has banned Huawei and ZTE from providing 5G technology in the country.
Motorola officially released the Motorola Z3 flagship smartphone in the afternoon of August 15. With a thickness of 6.75mm, the Z3 is supposedly “the world’s thinnest flagship”. It is also the first 5G module phone in China.
In 2013, it was common to see people upgrade to a new iPhone or Samsung every year. In 2018, the cost of a new premium smartphone has doubled to around US $1,000. I find myself holding on to my phone a lot longer nowadays.
U.S. mobile chipmaker Qualcomm announced on August 10 that it has settled an anti-trust case with Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission(TFTC). Qualcomm paid out for a total of $93 million, which was reduced from $774 million. It further pledged to invest $700 million more in Taiwan within the next five years.
China Unicom, the country’s second-largest telecom carrier announced on August 10 that it will provide integrated ultra-fast fifth-generation (5G) solutions for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
Motorola confirmed on its Weibo account on August 6 that it will host a new product launch in Wuhan in the middle of August, likely to launch the first 5G module in China.