Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 480 5G Mobile Platform expands the company’s portfolio in the budget tier, offering price points at mid- and high-tier levels that seem pretty certain to expand its market share ahead of competitors. This is a smart business strategy for a chipmaker looking to leverage 5G early to accelerate revenue growth with minimal friction from competitors. It’s also a smart ecosystem strategy, as Qualcomm can use this opportunity to prove to handset makers that it can become their single source of 5G mobile SOCs at every price point.
Qualcomm opens the week at its Snapdragon Summit with a focus on premium mobile experiences, 5G, and the dawn of an entirely new era for mobile in 2021. Many of the technologies showcased today will naturally trickle down vertically to other Snapdragon tiers, as well as outward to adjacent growth segments for the chipmaker, like Always-On, Always-Connected laptops, XR devices, Edge/Cloud AI products, and 5G Fixed Wireless solutions, among others.
As Intel looks to expand its mobility footprint for a future of more connected cities and autonomous vehicles, the company turns to Moovit to progress.
AT&T’s decision makers are demonstrating why the FirstNet platform is playing a pivotal role in meeting the unique challenges of the coronavirus crisis. The COVID-19 crisis will compel mobile operators to make promoting the public safety capabilities of their networks a top development and marketing priority.
How phone location data is being used by big tech to gauge the efficacy of social distancing policies. Let’s take a look at this.
Mobile apps are changing how educators teach and how students access information. Here are four educational benefits of mobile technology.
Cisco announced a new lineup of cloud software and hardware solutions for mobile networks. 5G will lay the foundation for service providers to achieve profitability from their 5G infrastructure.
Qualcomm held a virtual event announcing design wins for its Snapdragon 865 mobile platform and other items planned for MWC 20 before its cancellation.
Microsoft has revealed its new unified Office application that can be used on iOS and Android to unify all of the productivity apps into a single app.
The T-Mobile Sprint deal wins merger approval, and no doubt wreaking competitive havoc is on the agenda for the new entity, called The New T-Mobile. That said, there’s more ahead than just shaking up the mobile carrier space. Here’s my perspective on the merger and the various 5G benefit claims made by The New T-Mobile, along with what’s likely ahead for cable operators. There are also some concerns that loom ahead, including delivering on the promised benefits, legal approval of the Dish Network settlement, and securing approval from the California Public Utility Commission.