Qualcomm Technologies, A Wireless Technology Leader, has make three major announcements about connectivity products at it 2016 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong. In that summit, Qualcomm Announces First Gigabit 5G Modem X50. It is Qualcomm Technologies’ first 5G modem. Qualcomm guarantees that this device will help usher in a new generation of cellular services. X50 works on the 28 GHz millimeter-wave spectrum. Th3 5G modem also supports 8x100MHz carrier aggregation to deliver 800MHz of spectrum. Qualcomm will begin sampling Snapdragon X50 in the second half of 2017.
Qualcomm Announces First Gigabit 5G Modem X50
According to the Qualcomm, the Snapdragon X50 5G modem relies on multi-element antenna arrays. The antennas are designed to work together intelligently. These antennas are using beamforming and beam tracking technologies. These will extend mmWave’s mobility and reach to non-line-of-sight scenarios. For example, the Snapdragon X50 5G modem can direct the energy of the mmWave beam. Then bouncing off obstacles to reach the mmWave 5G small communicating cell.
Qualcomm has also announced about its partnership with Netgear, Ericsson, and Telstra. All these partners will help Qualcomm to deliver the world’s first gigabit LTE device and network. Telstra and Ericsson will work together to develop the gigabit-ready network. Most probably this network will go live before the end of the year.
Simultaneously, Netgear will launch a mobile hotspot called the Mobile Router MR1100. This router will hit gigabit speeds by leveraging 3x carrier aggregation, 4×4 MIMO, and 256-QAM modulation. The MR1100 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X16 gigabit LTE modem, and will work on Telstra’s network.