Qualcomm Completes 5G mmWave Data Connection Supporting 200 MHz Carrier Bandwidth

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The US multinational corporation Qualcomm Technologies Inc announced on Monday, that it has wrapped up 5G mmWave data connection with support for 200MHz carrier bandwidth, claims as the first of its kind globally. The new milestone is said to have been powered by Snapdragon X65 5G Modem RF System that includes new mmWave capabilities for global expansion with support for wider carrier bandwidth in the mmWave spectrum and enabling Standalone (SA) mode services over mmWave. The company had used a smartphone form factor test device and Keysight’s 5G network emulation solutions to capitalise UXM wireless test platform to support bandwidth requirements for wide spectrum. 

“This milestone supports and enables acceleration of 5G mmWave adoption, in anticipation of 5G mmWave rollouts in China, while enhancing coverage, power efficiency and performance for users, through the advanced features and capabilities of the Snapdragon X65,” said Alberto Cicalini, senior director, product management, Qualcomm Europe, Inc.

Qualcomm said the software-upgradable architecture of Snapdragon X65 allows for enhancements and expandability across 5G segments to enable new features, capabilities, and rapid rollout of the new 3GPP Release 16.

Snapdragon X65 is the company’s 4th generation 5G mmWave Modem-RF System for phones, mobile broadband, compute, XR, industrial IoT, 5G private networks and fixed wireless access, as most of its rivals have not deployed their first mmWave solution. Qualcomm is expected to launch its commercial mobile devices based on these Modem-RF solutions by late 2021.