At MWC Qualcomm made many announcements about wireless infrastructure – not their typical market. We think they are building a software ecosystem around their chips, to promote adoption of mmWave, and preparing the way for future products.
MWC 2021 Wrap-Up – Despite MWC’s minimalist approach this year, there was still a fair amount of news this year – largely in the software realm as the Cloud eats Telco and Open RAN starts to come into its own.
Gamma Ray Exposure Preferred; Not Required – Apple’s job listing hint at their ambitions for cellular modems.
Who is Going to Build Small Cells? – There is a rising crop of start-ups looking to provide small cells for private networks and mmWave systems – they may actually have a chance of succeeding and cracking open the telecom equipment space.
You’re Going to Need a Bigger Footprint – The FCC says the US needs 2 million mmWave small cells, Verizon is adding 14,000 this year…
5G is Here!* Right? – Apple has launched a mmWave phone, but we think it will be several years before mmWave networks get to the point that it becomes interesting to most consumers
Are you dense? – The build out of dense, 5G small cell networks is the kind of opportunity that only comes about once a generation.
Down a 5G Rabbit Hole – The 5G standard is getting delayed, at risk of fragmentation, and now the Federal government is here to help….
So MWC has been canceled. This is of course a very sad story, a big loss for a lot of people who worked hard preparing for it and of course […]
In our corner of the tech world there is an endless tempo of 5G ‘excitement’. This is largely manufactured because, as we wrote about last March, 5G brings no immediate, […]