T-Mobile has launched Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) service throughout the U.S. According to the company, it is the first to launch NB-IoT in the country and first in the world to launch NB-IoT using LTE guard bands, for optimal efficiency.
Analog Devices has released a wideband synthesizer with an integrated VCO that is ideal for aerospace and defense, wireless infrastructure, microwave point-to-point links, electronic test and measurement and satellite ground terminals.
Charlotte, Raleigh and Oklahoma City will join Dallas, Atlanta and Waco, Texas, as cities receiving AT&T’s mobile 5G service this year. AT&T has said it will deploy mobile 5G in a dozen cities by the end of the year.
The rollout of 5G in North America buoyed Ericsson’s second quarter financial results, arguably the highlight of a mixed quarter of declining year-over-year sales, improving margins, and greater net income loss.
Akoustis Technologies announced its first production order for initial quantities of a 3.8 GHz BAW filter. The order, from a “well-established military OEM,” is the company's first BAW filter design win above 3 GHz.
Infineon Technologies announced cumulative shipments of 5 billion bulk CMOS RF switches since it began volume production in 2008, with annual shipments now well above 1 billion. Infineon's new antenna swapping devices are sampling now.
Nokia and China Mobile have signed a one-year agreement to support the Chinese mobile operator's transition to a future network infrastructure with "seamless connectivity" to meet growing data traffic. Nokia said the agreement has a value of up to €1 billion.
BAW filter manufacturer Akoustis Technologies has completed the qualification of its first-generation XBAW wafer technology and the attendant single crystal materials process at its Canandaigua, New York wafer fab. New products will now begin in the pre-production phase and won’t require end-to-end qualification, which will shorten the development time for catalog and custom components.