Thursday, 20 October 2016

Qualcomm Introduces World's First 5G Chip




Qualcomm just introduced Gigabit LTE, a wireless technology that can support theoretical speeds up to 1Gbps,and  it's closer than you might think. Today, Qualcomm, along with Netgear, Ericsson, and an  Australian carrier Telstra, is announcing the first product to support gigabit LTE, a mobile hotspot. The hotspot makes use of a variety of technologies to hit those high speeds, including carrier aggregation. It currently runs on Telstra’s existing LTE networks and will be available to before the end of the year.

In addition, Qualcomm is announcing that its next-generation 800 series smartphone processor platform will include the X16 modem that supports gigabit LTE speeds. Qualcomm says that smartphones with the new chip — which doesn’t yet have an official name, but will succeed the recently-launched Snapdragon 821 — will be available in the first half of next year. The X16 modem represents a significant boost in speed over the 600Mpbs maximum speeds that the current X12 supports. Qualcomm expects that carriers in every market will launch gigabit LTE service once the modem is available and in smartphones.



This is a nice development from Qualcomm,  I really hope Nigerian Carriers can borrow a leaf from Telstra. That would be a huge step in the improvement of mobile broadband services.




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