Google says more than 40 carriers and device manufacturers now use its platform for RCS, the next generation of SMS

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 Rich Communication Services (RCS) is basically the standard for the next generation of text messaging, with apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, LINE and others now offering features that go far beyond the standard SMS-based messaging apps that tend to ship with your phone — unless, of course, you are an Apple and iMessage user. Read More
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IDG Contributor Network: 2018 CCA Mobile Carriers Show helps smaller wireless carriers compete

How do smaller wireless carriers compete and win against the powerhouses of the industry like AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and Sprint. Smaller competitors like US Cellular, Xfinity Mobile, C Spire Wireless and many others face the same challenges, plus one more. Not only must they compete in a rapidly changing industry against the big four, but they are smaller and must also offer the user a compelling reason to choose them.

The CCA is the association that tries to help them do just that. At this year’s annual convention in Las Vegas at the end of March, the Mobile Carriers Show is getting ready to help the small and mid-size wireless marketplace. That means networks, carriers, MVNO, handset makers, apps and more. Many of the same players are at this smaller carrier show that are at the larger shows like CTIA and Mobile World Congress.

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Qualcomm names carriers and OEMs that will use its Snapdragon X50 5G modem

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After announcing its Snapdragon X50 5G modem back in 2016, Qualcomm today announced that several carriers and OEMs will be using that modem for use with 5G networks.

First up, many carriers have committed to using the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem for over the air mobile 5G NR trials in 2018 and early 2019. Those include AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon in the US; Deutsche Telekom in Germany; China Telecom, China Unicom, and China Mobile in China; and more.

Here’s the full list of carriers that’ve chosen to use the X50 5G modem for their 5G trials:

AT&T, British Telecom, China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, KDDI, KT Corporation, LG Uplus, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, Singtel, SK Telecom, Sprint, Telstra, TIM, Verizon, and Vodafone Group 

Meanwhile, several OEMs have committed to using the X50 5G modem for their 5G product launches that’ll begin in 2019. These mobile devices will use the 5G NR standard.

The OEMs that’ve committed to using the X50 5G modem include ASUS, HMD Global, LG, OPPO, Sony, Xiaomi, ZTE, and more. The full list of companies that’ll use the X50 5G modem looks like this:

Asus, Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Connected Technologies Limited, HMD Global – the home of Nokia phones, HTC, Inseego/Novatel Wireless, LG, NetComm Wireless, NETGEAR, OPPO, Sharp Corporation, Sierra Wireless, Sony Mobile, Telit, vivo, Wingtech, WNC, Xiaomi, and ZTE

This is all exciting news for 5G, which is getting closer to launching to the public. Today’s news means that we’ve got carriers doing more work to test 5G networks before launching them to the public and manufacturers getting closer to making 5G smartphones to run on those networks. 

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RED says the Hydrogen One will ship to carriers this summer with a 4,500mAh battery

Camera maker RED started teasing its first smartphone last year, promising a totally new visual experience with a “holographic” display. We still don’t have any specifics on how that will work, but there are a few more specs available, along with an updated release window. According to CEO Jim Jannard, the Hydrogen One will launch with carrier partnerships this summer.

The Hydrogen One will include a Snapdragon “835x” SoC, which doesn’t currently exist.

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