Intel still losing money on Apple modem
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 11:02

Intel still losing money on Apple modem


Aicha Evans, EVP of mobile, confirmed to FTC

Intel is in the middle of quite a nasty fight where the Federal Trade commission in USA attacked Qualcomm for its business and licensing strategy. Aicha Evans, an EVP and general manager of mobile, who left Intel days after testimony confirmed that even in 2018, Intel's modem business unit was not profitable.

Intel confirms it's not interested in 4G
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Tuesday, 29 January 2019 19:39

Intel confirms it's not interested in 4G


FTC Qualcomm trial

One of the interesting twists that has appeared in the FTC investigation into Qualcomm is that it transpires that Intel had an opportunity to invest in 4G and LTE and it confirmed to the court that it decided not to do it, as part of its business strategy.

BT to purge Huawei from 4G
Published in Network
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 11:54

BT to purge Huawei from 4G


Fears of spooks

Britain’s BT Group will remove Huawei Technologies equipment from its core 4G network within two years, the Financial Times claims.

Qualcomm modem will be in September 18 iPhone
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Intel gets the largest modem share

Intel has started manufacturing the XMM 7560 modem that will included in most iPhone’s in September 2018 but our sources confirm that Qualcomm is making the mix again.

Sprint in bed with Qualcomm and Intel
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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 11:51

Sprint in bed with Qualcomm and Intel


Free data for Snapdragon PC/sell 5G in 2019 for Intel

Sprint just made two big announcements one with Qualcomm about its 4G always connected PC and one with Intel for its 2019 5G PCs.

Moon to get 4G
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 11:04

Moon to get 4G


No atmosphere, or customers but the wi-fi is good

The moon will get its first mobile phone network next year, enabling high-definition streaming from the lunar landscape back to earth, part of a project to back the first privately funded moon mission.

Qualcomm met with Broadcom
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Wednesday, 14 February 2018 23:06

Qualcomm met with Broadcom


The board will discuss the next step

Valentine’s Day was quite hot as both Qualcomm and Broadcom senior management discussed the Broadcom acquisition proposal.

Intel XMM 7660 4G announced
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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 12:39

Intel XMM 7660 4G announced


1.6 Gbps LTE in 2019

Intel told us at the Mobile World Congress that it plans to ship its first Gigabit LTE modem in 2018 and last week it announced its successor, called XMM 7660.

Apple continues to pay Qualcomm if it drops its modem
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Licensing still on

There was a lot of noise about the recent news that Apple might skip the Qualcomm modem hardware for its 2018 phones, but even if they make this decision, QTL (Qualcomm licensing) will still get money from Apple.

T-Mobile US spent $8 billion on 4G network
Published in Network
Saturday, 15 April 2017 12:16

T-Mobile US spent $8 billion on 4G network


Buys you 1,500 wireless licenses

It is not a big secret that Verizon is the biggest network in the US, followed by AT&T and T-Mobile, but T-Mobile is doing a great job in catching up and now the outfit has announced that it plans to spend $8 billion to improve its 4G network.