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
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
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.
Qualcomm brings 4G to feature phones
Spicing up the lower end
In a bid to improve its bottom line, Qualcomm has developed 4G modems for lower end smartphones and feature phones.
Intel confirms XMM 7480 for this year
iPhone 7s / 8 modem stops at 450 Mbps
Fudzilla found a chatty person at the Intel booth and have learned that the Intel XMM 7480 modem will ship later this year. In the light of recent legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm, this could spark a rumor that Apple is preparing to use the modem in the 2017 iPhone that someone calls iPhone 8 or 7s.
Nokia expects 4G to pick up this year
Rumours of its demise exagerated
Former maker of rubber wear Nokia claims that demand for higher speed 4G network equipment is starting to recover this year.
3G phones piling up
Can’t shift them any more
It is starting to look like customers are giving up on 3G phones, even in India where they are cheap reliable work horses which normally get a signal.
MediaTek launches its first Verizon phone
LG Stylo with Helio P10
MediaTek has announced that it has just launched its first MediaTek powered smartphone on the Verizon wireless network. The phone is manufactured by LG, is called Stylo 2V and it is the first-ever MediaTek-powered CDMA/LTE smartphone by Verizon Wireless. This is a big win for the Taiwanese company that will open many doors for the company.
European iPhone 7 has an Intel or Qualcomm modem
Exclusive: iPhone 7 Plus too
Fudzilla has already written a long article on the iPhone 7 with Intel and Qualcomm chipset that affects USA customers but it turns out that at least some parts of the European Union will get an Intel and Qualcomm based iPhone 7 too. We recommend you to read that earlier piece as the modem performance will affect your overall iPhone 7 experience.
EE rolls out Cat 9
4G is cool for cats
EE has added Cat 9 capabilities to its 4G network and claims the new layer will keep smartphones 'faster on EE than any other UK network'.