Samsung Says Galaxy S10 Won’t Have 5G, Multiple Folding Phones on the Way

As we shuffle closer to the launch of 5G networks, more and more phone companies have been declaring their intention to get compatible devices to market. Lenovo claims it will be the first, Lenovo-owned Motorola will have a 5G mod for the Z3, the OnePlus 7 might be 5G-capable, and Huawei has confirmed there's something up its sleeve. Now Samsung has revealed some details about its 5G plans, or rather, which phone definitely won't come with support. Read More >>

Lenovo Reckons it’ll be the First Company to Release a 5G-Ready Smartphone

2018 is already on the decline, and as we head into 2019 we have to start thinking about what's going to happen with 5G. The first networks are currently aiming to launch next year, but they'll be absolutely worthless without 5G-capable devices already on the shelves. So phone companies have yet another thing on their to do lists, but Lenovo doesn't want to procrastinate. It reckons it'll be the first company to sell a 5G smartphone. Read More >>

Sky Mobile Just Made Sure it Can Offer 5G as Soon as O2 Does

5G is coming. We've all heard the announcements and headlines telling us UK networks are set to start launching their own 5G services in 2019 and 2020, but that's about all we know. There's no word on the speed of rollout, or when the smaller networks will start offering the next gen services. Fortunately Sky Mobile has just made sure it'll be able to offer 5G as soon as O2 does. Read More >>

Amid Massive Court Battle, Qualcomm Says Apple Won’t Be Using Its Modems in the Next iPhone

Chip manufacturer Qualcomm confirmed in a conference call on Wednesday that it does not believe Apple, with whom it has been locked in a vicious, escalating court battle over royalties and patents since 2017, will use its modems in its next generation of iPhones. Read More >>

Vodafone is Launching its Own 5G Trial in Seven UK Cities

Right now we're at the stage where all the different networks are announcing their plans for 5G trials, ahead of a proper launch over the next couple of years. O2 are turning the O2 Arena into a 5G test hub, EE are putting together a 5G network in central London, and Three has confirmed it's doing something next year. Now Vodafone has revealed some of its own plans, including a seven city 5G trial. Read More >>

EE’s Launching a Proper 5G Trial in London This October

Now that networks have purchased their first allotments of 5G spectrum, things are gearing up for the launch of the network proper sometime before the end of 2020. But before the networks can launch 5G services, they have to test them out. So the 5G trials are coming, and following on from O2's promise to turn the O2 arena into a 5G test hub sometime in the next 6-7 months, EE has announced its own trial will start in October. Read More >>

EE Hits Back at O2’s ‘5G Lite’ Comments

Yesterday we brought you news that O2 had made some comments about the upcoming launch of 5G, specifically dismissing any possibility that it would be launching 5G services before the year 2020. While not mentioning it by name, the network took a swipe at rival EE by claiming any 5G services launching in 2019 would be '5G lite' - referencing the fact EE parent company BT announced its intention to launch its first commercial 5G services next year. Well EE has some thins to say about those comments. Read More >>

O2 Dismisses the Notion of Pre-2020 5G as ‘5G Lite’

Earlier this month BT and EE, which are more or less the same thing these days, announced that they had plans to launch commercial 5G services in the UK sometime before the end of next year. It was pretty surprising, since nobody expected the UK to get 5G before 2020, and now O2 has dismissed the whole notion. According to the rival network anything launched before 2020 won't be the full-fat 5G everyone expects. Read More >>

BT and EE are Aiming to Launch its First Commercial 5G Services Next Year

It may seem like we're quite a long way from enjoying 5G services for ourselves, but if BT gets its way EE's very first first commercial 5G services could start rolling out before the end of next year - a year before government projections had expected the next-gen network to rollout. Read More >>

Apple Posts, Deletes Job Listing That Sounds Suspiciously Like It’s for Making In-House iPhone Modems

Apple put up, and then took down, a job posting that suggested the company is preparing to give up on wireless chips manufactured by Qualcomm—a supplier it is currently in a contentious legal battle with—and is possibly cutting out Intel as well for future generations of iPhones. Read More >>

HTC Hopes 5G Will Make VR Headsets Lighter and Wireless

Here's one more thing to add to the list of reasons why you should care about 5G. According to HTC Product and Strategy VP Raymond Pao, 5G is the "perfect fit" for both VR and AR technologies, with the possibility of lighter headsets, wireless connectivity, and more realistic experiences". Read More >>

Gateshead Council Addresses 5G Lamppost Conspiracy

Something strange is going on in Gateshead. The local council has stepped in to address rumours that people have been spreading, with conspiracy theories about the powers and dangers of the local street lights leaving residents confused and even more scared to go out at night to the off licence than usual. Read More >>

Why Should You Even Care About 5G?

The tail-end of February was Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, a show dedicated to mobiles, wireless connectivity, and what might change over the future. I was there wandering the show floor, checking out the many, many exhibits to find something cool and interesting. What I noticed was that this year's show had a lot of emphasis on 5G - specifically for enterprise and business users who will seem to get the most benefit from the new connectivity straight away. Read More >>

Ofcom’s Revealed the Initial Results of its Latest Mobile Spectrum Auction

Ofcom's right in the middle of a new mobile spectrum auction, taking on bids for 40MHz frequency in the 4G-ready 2.3GHz band and 150MHz in the 3.4GHz band - which is being set aside for future 5G services. This morning the regulator announced the first results in the principal stage of the auction, revealing who's bought what so far. Read More >>

Ofcom’s Kicking off its Next 4G and 5G Spectrum Auction Next Week

Ofcom has just confirmed its next spectrum auction will begin next Tuesday (20th March), selling off slices of the 4G and 5G spectrum to networks wishing to expand their wireless portfolios. Read More >>