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TECH 07 May 2019 | 2:30 AM

5G is here. Is it a technological leap forward – or a health concern?

5G, the fifth generation of wireless, promises lightning-fast download speeds and could lay the foundation for high-tech advancements like self-driving cars.

TECH 09 Apr 2019 | 9:03 AM

San Francisco can reject 5G equipment it views as too ugly

San Francisco can reject 5G wireless equipment that it views as detracting from the city’s beauty, a setback for wireless carriers which may now have to remap new networks or disguise antennas as palm fronds or building cornices.

TECH 02 Apr 2019 | 2:30 AM

To imagine the ‘5G’ future, revisit our recent wireless past

As you ready your confetti for the next-generation wireless network, 5G, let’s remember what did – and didn’t – emerge from 4G a decade ago.

TECH 06 Mar 2019 | 6:30 AM

Apple doesn’t have a 5G iPhone yet. It may already have trouble sourcing components

Apple Inc is expected to wait until 2020 before it releases a 5G version of its iPhone, but even with a time frame that puts a potential launch after rivals such as Samsung, Apple may still struggle to get the necessary components to build the product.

TECH 06 Mar 2019 | 2:00 AM

Huawei opens Brussels security lab in bid to reassure EU

China’s Huawei opens Brussels security lab, stepping up effort to win over EU policymakers.

TECH 15 Feb 2019 | 9:30 AM

European wireless carriers raise concerns over reduced 5G competition

The advent of 5G will enable innovations in artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and big data.

TECH 16 Jan 2019 | 6:14 AM

Google Loon balloon web service taps board to lift business

Loon, the balloon-borne rural Internet service from Google parent Alphabet Inc, has recruited three wireless-industry leaders to help the company’s years-long effort to get the business off the ground.

TECH 09 Jan 2019 | 9:42 AM

What’s in a name? 5G wireless claims, but no real network

AT&T drew ridicule from other carriers including Verizon and T-Mobile by suddenly relabelling the network used by some of its phones as “5G E“, since the 5G network is still being built out and no phones on the market are compatible yet.

TECH 07 Jan 2019 | 4:36 AM

Court battle, trade war and 5G spell tough 2019 for Apple in China

Apple Inc's chief executive Tim Cook has his work cut out in China this year: the iPhone maker faces the looming threat of a court-ordered sales ban, the uncertain outcome of trade war talks and the roll-out of a new 5G network, where it finds itself behind rivals like Huawei and Samsung.

TECH 19 Nov 2018 | 9:00 AM

Phones fail in California fires, highlighting vulnerability

As wildfires raged across California, mobile phones went silent as towers and lines succumbed to the flames.