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Coolpad, China Mobile to Promote 5G Terminal Industry

Coolpad has submitted over 800 patent applications in the field of 5G technology and gained over 300 authorised invention patents

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Chinese smartphone maker and integrated wireless data solutions provider Coolpad on Tuesday announced it has signed an MoU with Chinese state-owned telecommunication corporation China Mobile to produce 5G products and promote the innovation of the 5G terminal industry.

As one of the 13 global terminal vendors for 5G, Coolpad has signed the “5G terminal forerunner plan” with China Mobile.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by China Mobile Terminal Co. and China Mobile Research Institute (on behalf of China Mobile) and other 28 partners signed the cooperative memorandum (MOU) in the presence of Li Huidi, Senior VP-China Mobile Group, Xu Yibo, Deputy Vice President of Coolpad Group and other senior leaders from the industry at the recently concluded World Mobile Conference Global Terminal Summit in Shanghai.

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“Coolpad has pledged full cooperation with other parties of the ‘5G terminal forerunner plan’ in technical project research, application scene exploration, product form innovation and demonstration application promotion together to establish the mature 5G terminal industry ecology,” the company said in a statement.

Notably, the MoU defines the responsibilities of all parties, including the 5G terminal product form and the key time for the development of chips, terminals, components and instruments.

“As one of the mainstream terminal vendors, Coolpad has built a team and started to study the 5G’s standard since 2012. It spent 10 per cent of its annual sales on standard and innovation research in 5G,” the company added.

Also Read: India’s First 5G Innovation Lab At IIT-Delhi Unveiled By Ericsson

Coolpad has submitted over 800 patent applications in the field of 5G technology and gained over 300 authorised invention patents.

The handset maker has also obtained more than 120 authorised invention patents about D2D (Device To Device), which is one of important technology in 5G infrastructures. (IANS)

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First 5G Spectrum Auction Launched by The FCC

Trump is also creating a White House Spectrum Strategy Task Force.

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The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday launched the agency’s first high-band 5G spectrum auction as it works to clear space for next-generation faster networks.

Bidding began Wednesday on spectrum in the 28 GHz band and will be followed by bidding for spectrum in the 24 GHz band. The FCC is making 1.55 gigahertz of spectrum available and the auctions will be followed by a 2019 auction of three more millimeter-wave spectrum bands — 37 GHz, 39 GHz and 47 GHz.

“These airwaves will be critical in deploying 5G services and applications,” FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said Wednesday.

5G networks are expected to be at least 100 times faster than current 4G networks and cut latency, or delays, to less than one-thousandth of a second from one-hundredth of a second in 4G. They also will allow for innovations in a number of different fields. While millimeter-wave spectrum offers faster speeds, it cannot cover big geographic areas and will require significant new small cell infrastructure deployments.

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FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr said the spectrum being auctioned would allow for “faster broadband to autonomous cars, from smart [agriculture] to telehealth.”

The spectrum being auctioned over the next 15 months “is more spectrum than is currently used for terrestrial mobile broadband by all wireless service providers combined,” the FCC said.

Democratic FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel said the United States was following “the lead of South Korea, the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Ireland and Australia. But we put ourselves back in the running for next-generation wireless leadership,” and she called on the FCC to clearly state the timing for future spectrum auctions.

Last month, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a presidential memorandum directing the Commerce Department to develop a long-term comprehensive national spectrum strategy to prepare for the introduction of 5G.

Also Read: Google Probing ‘Malicious Attack’ on Its Internet Traffic

Trump is also creating a White House Spectrum Strategy Task Force and wants federal agencies to report on government spectrum needs and review how spectrum can be shared with private sector users.

AT&T, Verizon Communications, Sprint and T-Mobile U.S. are working to acquire spectrum and are developing and testing 5G networks. The first 5G-compatible commercial cellphones are expected to go on sale next year. (VOA)