Ericsson, Nokia, Qualcomm, and Samsung have all recently conducted tests of 5G networks based on the Non-Standalone 5G New Radio (NSA 5G NR) standard.
Qualcomm will use the fund to invest in startups building AI for autonomous cars, robotics, and machine learning platforms.
Network virtualization has primarily focused on software. But now there’s interest in the lower layers of the network: commodity hardware and the silicon that drives the hardware.
The chip maker is retooling its server business to focus on edge computing and is pushing hard on new growth areas like IoT and 5G.
That swing was attributed to the impact of being banned from purchasing U.S. components and $1.4 billion in total fines ZTE agreed to pay to the U.S. government to lift the ban.
China’s refusal to approve the deal was viewed as part of the growing trade war between the U.S. and China.
Companies can deploy 2G IoT modules today and upgrade them to NB-IoT or CAT-M when network coverage is more comprehensive.
The fine is set to resolve ZTE's trade violations, but could open the door for China's approval of Qualcomm's pending NXP acquisition.
The new startup won't detract from Jacobs' efforts to acquire Qualcomm and take it private. He's still intent on doing that.
C-V2X is a 3GPP-based cellular standard that is intended to help vehicles by using a cellular-like network to perform a variety of tasks including delivering real-time traffic reports, diagnostics, and emergency calls. It is also compatible with 5G.
The small cell platform supports interface splits between the central unit and the remote radio head, which means operators can use it for fronthaul.
Qualcomm has been caught in the crossfire between the U.S. and China, and it's impacting the company's ability to close on its NXP purchase.
The chip company’s IoT strategy includes pushing processing to the edge, instead of the cloud.
It’s possible that ARM may be one of the potential investors. Qualcomm and ARM have worked together for years, creating chips for mobile devices.
The President's order cited "credible evidence" that the takeover would be a security risk to the U.S.