A vast R&D gulf between operators and their suppliers has opened in the last decade, even as telcos fret about dependency.
Qualcomm now expects its smartphone sales to fall 5% this year, compared with its prior expectations of flat growth. That forecast dovetails with similar warnings from Gartner and IDC.
Rakuten Symphony is planning to further expand staffing in the domains of open RAN, cloud, automation, data and telecom standards.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia leads German 6G project; security block to Truphone deal challenged; chip firms collaborate on French plant.
AT&T and Dish hosted the O-RAN Alliance's testing efforts earlier this year, while CableLabs' Kyrio unit will open the alliance's first Open Test and Integration Center (OTIC) in the Americas.
Through two world wars, the creation of the Internet and the rise of the smartphone, the ITU has made communications work. Now the agency is focusing on 6G.
The South Korean operator is making a big bet on cloud, media and artificial intelligence as its telco unit struggles.
The Japanese operator said it would begin indoor trials before March 2023 and outdoor trials over the following 12 months.
Joe Kochan, a telecom veteran and former CEO of US Ignite, talks to Light Reading about his new role as the executive director at the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC), where he aims to promote stronger tech partnerships between government, academia and industry.
Sensing, deep learning and upgrades to massive MIMO and full duplex are emerging as some of the key technologies that will define 6G, experts say.
Another big investment round will net billions for governments and equipment vendors, while forcing operators to dig deep.
It says current spectrum won't be enough to meet all 6G capacity requirements, meaning spectrum ranges must open up in the sub-THz range, from 24-300GHz.
'We need to start charging for usage again,' said Kimberley Trommler, head of Thinknet 6G, during her keynote address to attendees of an online event focusing on 6G and environmental sustainability.
The creation of 6G will occur at industry level and in the 3GPP, not in government. But their decisions will impact the next generation's development.
T-Mobile is expected to be a key player in the auction of about 8,000 new, county-based overlay licenses of unassigned 2.5GHz midband spectrum.
Executives at the UK operators sound confident 6G will use the same underlying technology as 5G.
The mobile industry's giant shindig was back with 61,000 visitors, even if the big news stories had nothing to do with it.
Liren Chen, president and CEO of InterDigital, shares his perspective on advancements in 5G, and how his company is planning ahead for 6G and the metaverse.
The chair of the FCC discussed the importance of midband spectrum over mmWave spectrum in Barcelona, and said that the agency would auction 2.5GHz spectrum in July.
As Facebook demands network improvements, operators gathered at MWC weigh the impact of the metaverse and call for new business models.