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The explosion of mobile data underscores the need for faster, more efficient mobile networks. LTE is peaking, 2G and 3G continue to decline, and 5G is on the horizon. Understanding the future of mobile connectivity, the IoT and smartphones is vital for all operators, media companies, equipment and software vendors, and component suppliers engaged in mobile.

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  • Wayne Lam | August 16, 2019
    5G智能手机的市场反应能力在这一个新的无线技术的转型初期是前所未有的,与之前的4G LTE演进不同, 更多的手机厂商会第一时间将新设备提供给客户;不仅是关键的调制解调器套片与射频前端(RFEE)元器件在设计周期的早期阶段就可以提供给厂商, 还因为这些解决方案都是完整的“调制解调器到天线”设计,从而进一步加快初代5G智能手机投放市场的速度。 本文将进一步探寻射频技术与元器件如何支持5G设备,从而能在5G网络生命周期中尽早投放。作为IHS Markit Technology 对5G网络与设备性能“前瞻性研究”的一部分,我们评估的至少6部初代5G智能手机,并进行了彻底的拆解分析以确定5G无线核心元器件与系统设计。这批5G智能手机分别来自三星、LG、小米、Oppo、一加以及华为。
  • Wayne Lam | August 12, 2019
    The market availability of 5G smartphones at this early stage of a new wireless technology transition has been unprecedented for the industry. Unlike the previous 4G LTE evolution, more handset vendors are making new devices available on day-one to consumers. Not only were the critical modem chipsets and RF Front End (RFFE) components made available earlier in the design cycle to smartphone OEMs but much of those solutions are of a complete “Modem-to-Antenna” designs which further help to accelerate time-to-market of these first-generation 5G smartphones.
  • Wayne Lam, Gerrit Schneemann | August 07, 2019
    The Note series from Samsung has carved out a special niche within the smartphone industry. With its oversized display and stylus input, it has arguably the most distinctive user experience offered since the original iPhone over a decade ago. Today’s launch of the Note 10 and 10+ definitively continues the carefully crafted message around this product. As with “even” number years, Samsung introduced significant design changes to the Note 10.


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    Mr. Richard Webb, director of research and analysis at IHS Markit for Service Provider Technology, is a visionary thought leader in the telecom industry.
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    Mr. Stéphane Téral is a technology fellow and an advisor for Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics at IHS Markit Technology.
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