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Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday said it will produce chips for 5G telecommunications networking gear, marking the first entry by a major American technology company into a market dominated by European and Chinese firms.

San Diego-based Qualcomm is already the largest supplier of chips for mobile phones, including the modem chips that connect handsets to newer 5G wireless data networks capable of faster speeds than LTE networks. But the market for the ...

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Verizon said on Monday it has struck deals with Microsoft and Nokia to improve the telecoms giant's ability to target business customers by offering clients the ability to automate factory floors, lower costs and speed up data traffic through private 5G networks.

Private 5G networks remove the need for businesses to jostle for speed with others on a public network and help enable data-intensive applications that use computer vision, augmented reality and machine learning to increase productivity.

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Apple just introduced the iPhone 12, and early thoughts tell me this should be a strong year for the company. Every once in a while, Apple has a great year with its next generation iPhones. While it is still early and there is still much to learn about the iPhone 12, I am getting the sense that this year will be a blowout for sales for several reasons.

One reason is 5G. This is the next generation of wireless technology that is starting to roll across the entire industry. Wh...

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(Reuters) - Apple Inc on Tuesday launched four versions of the iPhone 12 with faster 5G connectivity, starting at $699, which the Cupertino, California company hopes will spur a wave of upgrades and keep its sales booming through the end of the year.

The iPhone 12, with a 6.1-inch display, will sell for $799. The phone has flat sides with a flush display, similar to the company’s iPhone 5 and a departure from rounded edges in recent years.

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Orange and Proximus have picked Nokia to help build 5G networks in Belgium as they drop Huawei amid U.S. pressure to exclude the Chinese firm from supplying key telecoms equipment.

The moves are among the first by commercial operators in Europe to drop Huawei from next-generation networks and come after months of diplomatic pressure from Washington, which alleges Huawei equipment could be used by Beijing for spying.

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Qualcomm is one of the most important companies in the wireless industry. It has been showing strong growth for years. Then Covid-19 came on the scene and we didn’t know what to expect. That being said, during the last several months, they never stopped working, growing and continuing their expansion and leadership in 5G, AI, IoT, automated driving, healthcare and ot...

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Alphabet Inc's Google on Wednesday launched Google TV, which would show content from streaming services including Netflix Inc and Walt Disney Co's Disney+.

The tech giant also unveiled a new Chromecast streaming device that will now come with a remote control. It will cost $49.99 in the United States and will be available in other countries by the end of the year.

In addition, Google also introduced 5G-enabled phone Pixel 5, with a starting price of $699....

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Wireless networks both in the US marketplace and around the globe are spending billions of dollars every year, year after year to bring 5G to the marketplace. The winners will be those who innovate better. 5G has only just begun and will get better and faster as time passes. We will continue on this growth path for years to come. Let’s take a look at a few companies that are leading today.

5G is more than just the next generation of the wireless industry. Going forward, wireless carriers need to be innovative in order to win as the marketplace continues to expand with new technologies and new competitors. Plus, non-wireless companies will enter the world of 5G.

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Samsung Electronics said on Monday it had won a $6.64 billion order to provide wireless communication solutions to Verizon in the United States, a major win for the South Korean firm in the next-generation 5G network market.

Samsung’s global prospects for its network business have improved following U.S. sanctions on its bigger rival Huawei, analysts said.

Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg told CNBC in July last year tha...

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Broadcom Inc forecast current-quarter revenue above Wall Street estimates on Thursday, encouraged by the upcoming 5G phone launches and strong demand for its data-center chips from the growing remote work market.

The company forecast fourth-quarter revenue to be $6.4 billion, plus or minus $150 million. Analysts on average were expecting revenue of $6.18 billion, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.

The pandemic-led shift to work-from-home has fired up demand for inf...