Pocketnow Daily: Huawei Ban Update: China’s New Blacklist!? (video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about China’s new ban to countries that have attacked Huawei, iPhone XIR design and more.

T-Mobile and Sprint merger could be closer than we think

T-Mobile and Sprint are already looking for alternatives in Nokia and Ericsson to replace Huawei devices in order to get approval for their merger

T-Mobile’s 5G deal with Ericsson hoped to help case for Sprint merger

The Un-carrier is promoting the deal as part of its commitment to unrelenting network advancement and a good reason why it shold merge with Sprint.

Gigabit LTE is apparently real: Verizon hits 1.07Gbps on 4G

Qualcomm’s hope is that you’ll get to use the hardware at the heart of it. What we believe to be the Snapdragon 845’s modem is set on “fiyah.”

Verizon and T-Mobile LTE-U deployment begins this spring

The FCC has given the go-ahead to push cell towers into the 5GHz range where most of it is being used by Wi-Fi. Will things go as well as expected?

SK Telecom 5G tests put 3.6Gbps through to a hurtling car

How fast? Try breaking the 100mph mark. Testing was done in conjunction with BMW and Ericsson and, in fact, improves on a prior test done just months ago.

Qualcomm brings Gigabit Class LTE and 5G speeds closer with router and modem launches

Qualcomm is at the forefront of Gigabit Class LTE and 5G network technology breakthroughs, unveiling an exciting new router and modem.

Verizon 5G network now in mobile field tests, to be ready in 2017

4G is sooo old news. Verizon and its cellular partners are ramping up field tests of its 5G technologies and made a big splash about it at MWC.

Apple and Ericsson come to (lucrative) terms over patent licensing dispute

After a drawn-out legal battle, the Apple/Ericsson patent licensing dispute is now over – and things are looking up for Ericsson.

How the smartphone will die in five years, according to Google and Ericsson

Ericsson used to have a larger footprint in the mobile technology space.…

Los Angeles turns streetlights into LTE cell towers

The war for more spectrum is on. Between carriers, there’s a fight…