Samsung has unveiled the Exynos 9820 system-on-chip, which has 20% better performance for single-core and uses power 40% more efficiently. The Exynos 9820 features a new neural processing unit for artificial intelligence functions and an LTE Advanced modem that can make download speeds as fast as 2 gigabits per second.
5G will deliver revenue opportunities in the long term, but it will take time to do so, as only about 5% of users buy new smartphones each quarter and 5G handsets are unlikely to be for sale before late 2019 at the earliest, says Chief Financial Officer John Stephens. "On revenue opportunities, will we say in five years, how did we ever live without this? I would say yes," Stephens added.
The emergence of smart devices attached to or inside human bodies will raise a wide range of issues that could be challenging for policy-makers. Questions of safety, intellectual property and contract law all could be implicated by the growing "internet of bodies."
Federal laws are needed to protect consumer privacy and net neutrality, says AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson. Legislation would be better than regulation, Stephenson elaborated, and providers shouldn't have the ability to slow user connections or block access to content.
Samsung will submit Release 16 to the International Telecommunication Union in December 2019, reported Sungho Choi, vice president. The new standard will create a network that is optimized for smart factories, connected cars and other diverse uses.
The Federal Communications Commission will hold the 28 GHz auction on Nov. 14, offering spectrum in 1,537 counties that contain approximately 23.7% of the population of the US. The 24 GHz auction will follow, with its licenses to be organized around partial economic areas instead of counties.
Intel plans to release its multimode modem for 5G, the XMM 8160, in the third or fourth quarter of 2019, which is six months before it was previously expected. The modem will offer speeds as high as 6Gbps while providing support for millimeter-wave spectrum and frequencies from 600MHz to 6GHz, the company announced.
The Federal Communications Commission is considering changes to Educational Broadband Service spectrum licenses -- many of which were earmarked for school districts and educational institutions -- that would open existing spectrum licenses to the open market. The move also would allow new licenses to go to districts for free, including in rural areas, where officials want to use them to expand broadband access in their communities and close the homework gap.
People with superior leadership intelligence accurately gauge the mood of a room or a lack of project momentum, writes Scott Cochrane. They watch for nonverbal cues to dissatisfaction and know when to respond with encouragement, a shift in strategy or simply removing minor annoyances to a team's day, he writes.
The price tag on Samsung's foldable smartphone could be as much as $1,770, says a South Korean report. Samsung will initially make more than 1 million phones, which will be available before next June, DJ Koh, Samsung's mobile division head, announced.