Qualcomm launches new 5G-enabled VR, AR reference design

Telco equipment firm Qualcomm has launched a new reference design for its virtual reality and augmented reality platform. Qualcomm said that the reference design provides a rough outline for building headsets for the 5G-enabled Snapdragon XR2 chipset. As per the XR2, the design includes support for 5G networks, which Qualcomm claims to be a first […]

Qualcomm unveils first dedicated VR and AR chipset

Mobile technology giant Qualcomm has unveiled what it describes as the world’s first dedicated ‘extended reality’ (XR) chipset in the run-up to the Augmented World Expo. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR1 platform is designed to open the way for manufacturers to create affordable dedicated virtual and augmented reality devices. The chipset is the first to be made […]

MTS trials LTE Broadcast with Ericsson and Qualcomm

Russian service provider MTS has teamed up with Ericsson and Qualcomm to conduct the country’s first live trial of the LTE Broadcast technology. MTS is the first Russian mobile operators to conduct a live LTE Broadcast trial, with the first tests taking place at MTS’s facility in Nizhny Novgorod. Content was distributed from Aacehn in […]

EE and BBC trial 4G broadcast at FA Cup Final

UK mobile operator EE carried out a successful live 4G broadcast trial during the FA Cup final at Wembley over the weekend.  EE connected multiple tablets to three BBC-supplied broadcast streams of live footage over its 4G mobile network in what it described as a demonstration of “the future of television on-the-go.” Viewers were able […]

Quickplay to launch LTE broadcast support

Online video technology specialist Quickplay has announced plans to integrate LTE broadcast capabilities into its managed video platform. The solution will allow global mobile operators using an LTE Broadcast solution provided by Qualcomm Technologies, to deliver video over mobile devices and networks. “We view LTE Broadcast as a natural progression of wireless delivery technology that will […]

Qualcomm introduces 4K-capable HDMI dongle

Mobile technology specialist Qualcomm has created a reference design for an Android-based HDMI dongle that can support 4K video and the emerging LTE Broadcast wireless delivery technology as well as WiFi, according to US reports. US website SlashGear reported that Qualcomm has introduced a high-specification device based on its Snapdragon chipset with a full  Android […]

Qualcomm partners with Deutsche Telekom for LTE trial

Hot on the heels of its LTE broadcast trial with Vodafone Germany, Qualcomm has teamed up with Deutsche Telekom to collaborate on a on its first LTE Direct operator trial in Germany. LTE Direct is device-to-device technology that uses LTE spectrum and infrastructure and can be used by operators across a range of applications – […]

LG first to back Qualcomm’s AllJoyn

TV manufacturer LG Electronics is to be the first company to incorporate Qualcomm-backed mobile connectivity platform AllJoyn into its smart TVs. AllJoyn is an open source protocol that supports proximity peer-to-peer over a various transport networks, allowing users to share content with their mobile phone, for example, irrespective of which OS the phone uses. AllJoyn […]