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.
Leti announced that field trials of its new low power wide-area (LPWA) technology, a waveform tailored for IoT applications, showed significant performance gains in coverage, data rate flexibility and power consumption compared to leading LPWA technologies.
LTE technology, the most widely used wireless cellular technology worldwide, achieved more than 38.5 percent market share in the first quarter of 2018 — with 3.2 billion global connections — providing 4G wireless access to a large portion of the world’s population.