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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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Coolpad to launch 3 smartphones in India on Thursday. (IANS)

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.

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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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5G, Foldable Smartphones to Dominate Mobile World Congress 2019

According to Paul Miller, Senior Analyst at Forrester, early experiments in augmented and virtual reality have matured and we’ll see tangible proof points of real value at the MWC

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The buzz around the first 5G-enabled smartphone and foldable devices will be the talk of the town as the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 opens in Barcelona next week.

According to Thomas Husson, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester, a global market research firm, the sessions on 5G and foldable phones are likely to cast a shadow over MWC.

“There is no denying that 5G is the infrastructure of the connected world, and precisely the reason why it is at the centre of the economic and political war between the US and China,” Husson told IANS.

“However, the reality is that it will take another five to seven years before it reaches critical mass among consumers in most countries.

“While we will hear a lot about the first 5G smartphones, the challenge is to simultaneously roll-out the infrastructure and it will take time, especially in Europe where spectrum allocation remains a mess at a country level,” he added.

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Foldable screens will accelerate the convergence between smartphones, tablets and laptops, progressively unleashing a new form factor.

Several smartphone and telecom infrastructure players are set to showcase their technologies at the event that begins from February 24 through February 28.

“It is likely top smartphone brands will claim to have reinvented smartphone design. However, it will take longer for these foldable screens to reinvent the smartphone category and deliver differentiated experiences,” said Husson.

Foldable screens will accelerate the convergence between smartphones, tablets and laptops, progressively unleashing a new form factor.

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According to Paul Miller, Senior Analyst at Forrester, early experiments in augmented and virtual reality have matured and we’ll see tangible proof points of real value at the MWC.

“Endless pilots and proofs of concept in IoT are also maturing, reaching beyond the operational teams where they began into the mainstream business, where they simplify existing processes and open the door to new service-based business models,” he added. (IANS)