Mobile Operators Select Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G Modem for Mobile 5G NR Trials in 2018

World's first announced standard-compliant trials based on a 5G modem chipset for mobile devices, including smartphone form-factors

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Qualcomm Technologies Inc. announced that its Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem has been selected for use in live, over-the-air mobile 5G NR trials with multiple global wireless network operators in both the sub-6 GHz and millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum bands.

AT&T, British Telecom, China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, KDDI, KT Corp., LG Uplus, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, Singtel, SK Telecom, Sprint, Telstra, TIM, Verizon and Vodafone Group will conduct the trials, which will be based on the 3GPP Release 15 5G NR standard.

The mobile 5G NR trials will utilize Qualcomm Technologies' 5G mobile test platform and smartphone reference design, which incorporate the Snapdragon X50 chipset and optimize 5G technology within the power and form factor constraints of a smartphone, while maintaining interoperability and co-existence with 4G LTE.

The planned trials underscore the readiness of Qualcomm Technologies' mobile 5G NR solution in a smartphone form factor and aim to commercialize standard-compliant 5G NR products and services over the coming year.


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