Qualcomm will power 5G devices from LG, Sony and more in 2019

From Engadget - February 8, 2018

But what use are 5G-ready devices if the carriers have not rolled out support? Not much. The good news, that Qualcomm also announced today, is that 18 mobile operators around the world will be testing 5G networks on the same X50 modem. US participants include AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Sprint, while major players elsewhere like Vodafone, Telstra, Deutsche Telekom, NTT Docomo and China Mobile are also on board.

There are some notable absentees, of course. Huawei, which has been making its own chipsets, is missing, as is Apple. That's no surprise, especially given the iPhone maker is currently embroiled in a legal battle with Qualcomm. On the carrier side, T-Mobile is not mentioned in today's announcement, although the Uncarrier has worked with the chip maker in the past on gigabit LTE.


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