Ericsson moved quickly to utilise new 3GPP standards for cellular low power, wide area (LPWA) Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, announcing it will conduct the world's first demonstration in conjunction with Intel and China Mobile.
Mobile chips might play a key role in the next generation of supercomputers, according to The MIT Technology Review. Powerful computers used by governmental agencies, educational institutions and major industries consume enormous amounts of power, and the speed at which they can move data is becoming limited. So mobile chips that require less power may lay the foundation for faster, more powerful computers.
Just a week after Nokia announced an agreement to help China Mobile move to a more flexible cloud network infrastructure, Nokia said it is teaming up with Intel to make its carrier-grade AirFrame Data Center Solution hardware available for an Open Platform Network Functions Virtualization (OPNFV) Lab.
Some models of the next iPhone will include modems from Intel, according to Bloomberg, marking a long-overdue win in mobile for the chip maker.
Ericsson, Nokia, Intel Security and Harris Corporation are just some of the big-name vendors that Rivada Mercury has secured in its bid to build the first nationwide LTE broadband U.S. network for public safety.
AT&T says it is now working with Nokia to expand its 5G lab trial work. Besides its work in Austin, Texas, AT&T has started system and software architecture lab work in Atlanta; Middletown, New Jersey; and San Ramon, California.
The standards have yet to be written and U.S. operators are in the midst of trials, but Intel CEO Brian Krzanich says Intel is leading in 5G right now. His comments come as a new Strategy Analytics Report finds that Intel is going all out to be a driving force in the Internet of Things (IoT), which, by most accounts, will be a key component of 5G. But it faces some big rivals there as well.
Intel should finally throw in the towel on the mobile business if it can't score a deal to get its chips into a high-profile handset, according to Will Strauss of Forward Concepts. But the market research firm is confident the company's wares will make their way into at least some upcoming iPhones.
Intel has foundered and is largely withdrawing from smartphones, tablets and 4G: instead, it is cutting its losses somewhat while still gambling on what is hoped to be the next big thing with IoT in 5G. This is a strategic reboot, along with a major corporate restructuring involving 12,000 layoffs, that sidesteps unfulfilled expectations for profitable mobile business operations in the short or medium term.
Intel has killed three of its SoFIA chip products for smartphones as the company continues to retreat from the mobile market in favor of newer tech segments.