Category: Mobile

Qualcomm brings 5G to mainstream smartphones

Qualcomm has announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G mobile platform for mainstream 5G smartphones. And the likes of HMD Global, LG Electronics, Motorola, Sharp, TCL, and Wingtech are expected to roll out Snapdragon 690-powered in the coming days.

China Telecom Shenzhen achieves wide coverage with 5G RRUs

Commercial 5G Book RRU deployed on poles. (Source: Huawei)

Providing consistent 5G coverage in residential areas, urban villages, upscale communities, and backstreet alleys can be a challenge. China Telecom Shenzhen has overcome this by deploying  in hundreds of Huawei 5G C-Band Book remote radio units (RRUs) on macro and pole base stations in China.

GSMA launches Innovation Fund for mobile internet adoption and digital inclusion

GSMA has launched it Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion. Set up to increase mobile internet adoption and usage among those who have mobile internet coverage but are not using it, the fund is open for applications for countries in Africa and Asia.

TPG launches S$10 mobile plan in Singapore

Source: TPG

Consumers in Singapore can now get 50GB of mobile data for just S$10 per 30 days. That’s what TPG Telecom is offering for its no-contract SIM Only plan starting today. Plus, the plan comes with 300 local call minutes and 30 local SMS. In May, it will also pack a free 1GB roaming to selected countries.

Strong demand for 5G to drive APAC smartphone sale in 2020

5G is expected to boost smartphone sale, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, in 2020. Greater China and emerging Asia-Pacific will retain the top two positions globally with respective sales of 432.3 million and 376.8 million smartphones this year, according to Gartner.