QUALCOMM announced that the company’s 5G modem “Snapdragon X50 5G modem” was selected by carriers all over the world for their 5G NR trials.
“Snapdragon X50” is a modem compatible with the 2nd to 5th generation mobile communication standards. Also added for 5G, it corresponds to frequency band of less than 6 GHz unlicensed and high frequency band “5 G NR (New Radio)” called millimeter wave band.
X50 5G Modem will be adopted at 5G NR trial of worldwide telecommunications companies such as AT&T, British Telecom, China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, KDDI, KT Corporation, LG Uplus, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, Singtel, SK Telecom, Sprint, Telstra, TIM, Verizon and Vodafone Group. These operators will conduct the 5G trials, which will be based on the 3GPP Release 15 5G NR standard.
For the trial, QUALCOMM’s 5G test platform with X50 and reference design smartphone will be used.
“2018 will be a big year for Qualcomm Technologies and the mobile industry overall as we work to execute on the agreed upon 5G NR specification,” said Cristiano Amon, president, Qualcomm Incorporated. “These trials demonstrate how we are working with global operators to fuel growth and innovation in the mobile industry and make 5G a reality by supporting a large number of expected commercial launches in 2019. With our proven success in 3G, 4G LTE and RF front-end leadership, Qualcomm Technologies is ideally positioned to deliver the multi-gigabit, multimode products required for the global rollout of 5G.”