Qualcomm, the parent company behind the Snapdragon SoCs, announces that its latest Snapdragon X55 modem has been already adopted by the 30+ OEM use for homes and businesses for Fixed Wireless Access (FWA). ultimately, FWA connects two fixed points to fulfill the needs of wireless connectivity, which is a type of wireless broadband data communication.
OEMs list includes Arcadyan, Askey, AVM, Casa Systems, Compal, Cradlepoint, Fibocom, FIH, Franklin, Gemtek, Gongjin, Gosuncn Technology Group Co., Ltd., Inseego, LG, Linksys, MeiG, NETGEAR, Nokia, OPPO, Panasonic Mobile Communications, Co., Ltd, Quanta, Quectel, Sagemcom, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Sharp Corporation, Sercomm, Sierra Wireless, Sunsea, Technicolor, Telit, Wewins, Wingtech, WNC, and ZTE.
To recall, X55 modem covering all the major frequency bands from 5G to 2G multimode, TDD and FDD, supporting independent (SA) and non-independent (NSA) networking modes. The 5G platform further supports sub-6 GHz, mmWave and extended-range mmWave, which can offer very high bandwidth. It is the only 5G modem touching 7Gbps download speed, which is a comprehensive improvement over the 5Gbps transfer rate offered by its predecessor Snapdragon X50.
Furthermore, Qualcomm’s next-generation 5G modem use isn’t limited to smartphones, Indeed, many of the mentioned OEMs will use for their systems design. As far as phones are concerned, Snapdragon 865 would be the first SoC bringing X55 integrated 5G modem. Commercial 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) customer-premises equipment (CPE) devices will start launching in 2020, tells Qualcomm. Additionally, the company will showcase a CPE device powered by the Snapdragon X55 RF chip at Qualcomm 5G Summit in Barcelona, held between October 14-16, 2019.
Cristiano Amon, Qualcomm president, quotes:
Our comprehensive Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System architecture, which supports virtually any combination of 5G spectrum bands and modes, from sub-6 to extended-range mmWave, will empower global mobile carriers and OEMs to offer best-in-class 5G performance to homes and businesses, including those in previously underserved areas.
The widespread adoption of our modem-to-antenna solution translates into enhanced fixed broadband services and additional opportunities to utilize 5G network infrastructure for broad coverage in urban, suburban and rural environments. Due to the development ease of our integrated system and industry movement toward self-installed, plug-and-play CPE devices, we expect OEMs will be able to support fixed broadband deployments beginning in 2020.