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Chinese Handset Maker Vivo Successfully Trials 5G-Enabled NEX S

Notably, this comes less than a month after OPPO successfully tested 5G modems in its devices

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Vivo announces Rs 4,000 crore investment for new UP plant. (IANS)

Chinese handset maker Vivo has announced it has successfully trialed a 5G-ready smartphone by modifying its NEX S smartphone by putting in a Qualcomm X50 modem, which was introduced in February.

“The device set-up included a non-standalone architecture model that combined both LTE and NR (New Radio) antennas, based on 3GPP Release 15 standards. The test has completed the first phase of protocol and tests with Keysight UXM 5G signaling,” GSM Arena reported late on Monday.

Notably, this comes less than a month after OPPO successfully tested 5G modems in its devices.

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This also means Vivo and OPPO, both owned by Guangdong-headquartered multinational company BBK Electronics, are likely to be among the first smartphone players to offer 5G-enabled devices to the masses.

“The next step ahead of vivo towards its development of an actual 5G phone is entering further Interoperability Data Testing (IODT) with 5G infrastructure and networking equipment with the modified NEX S. The company says its ultimate goal is launching its first batch of commercial 5G devices by 2019,” the report added.

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Vivo showcased the world’s first in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2018 in Las Vegas and introduced the technology to the Indian users in the form of Vivo X21 and Vivo NEX smartphones. (IANS)

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Wipro Planning to Develop 5G Technology with Finnish Varsity: Report

The partnership is a significant step towards building competency, contributing in 5G/6G standards and creating patents in disrupting technologies

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Wipro net plunges almost 21% yearly in Q4. Wikimedia Commons

Indian software major Wipro has tied up with the University of Oulu in Finland to develop 5G technologies, the IT vendor said on Tuesday.

“Our collaboration with Oulu is to focus on wireless communications in 5G/6G at GHz, THz and light wave frequencies under the Finnish university’s flagship programme,” said the city-based company in a statement here.

As an international science institute, the Oulu-based university focuses on innovation for the future, wellbeing and knowledge through research and education.

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FILE – People stand next to a 5G logo during the Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 28, 2018. VOA

“The new research partnership will spur innovation and a great start for the beneficial cooperation between Finland and Wipro. It will also take the innovation corridor partnership between Finland and Karnataka to the next level,” said Finnish minister Timo Harakka.

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“We both will create technology pilots to address industry and customer needs, which have not been addressed so far. The partnership is a significant step to next generation technology innovations,” said K.R. Sanjiv, Chief Technology Officer, Wipro.

The partnership is a significant step towards building competency, contributing in 5G/6G standards and creating patents in disrupting technologies. (IANS)

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