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Qualcomm sees its 5G opportunities squeezed by Intel and judges

The advent of 5G would, in the past, have offered Qualcomm a double opportunity – to be the only supplier of the latest modems, at least for a period of time (about a year in 4G); and to add new technologies to its licensing deals. This time, though, Qualcomm will have to fight off Intel for deals in that coveted first mover market, and the licensing model for its latest patents looks increasingly uncertain. On the chip front, Qualcomm has had a dominant position in providing modem chipsets and prototype devices for 5G tests and trials. However, Intel has muscled in too, denying Qualcomm its customary near-monopoly (Samsung and Huawei’s HiSilicon have also got some trials this time around too).…

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