Qualcomm and Verizon have teamed up to advance the future of the 5G, promising support for 5G networks “until the end of the decade.”
Key players in the technology industry have been talking about 5G for many years, but this is finally available. The successor to 4G, 5G networks that will offer incredibly fast download speeds and ultra-low data transfer delays – ideal for gaming or even supporting unmanned automotive communications.
Qualcomm, which supplies telephone technology in the way that Apple, Samsung, has teamed up with the US Verizon network to cooperate in developing and reselling, aerial trials of radio wave technology 5G New Radio. This technology will be based on the specifications developed by 3GPP, the global standard 5G.
“Verizon is working closely with Qualcomm Technologies and other technology leaders to accelerate the global specification of 5G to help create a new generation of wireless innovation for customers,” said Ed Chen, senior vice president of technology strategy and planning at Verizon.
He continued: “As part of the cooperation that we are announcing today, we are taking the next logical step towards expanding our leading position in promoting 5G.”
The announcement appeared at the annual Qualcomm 5G summit in Hong Kong, in which Trusted Reviews took part. At this event, it was shown that both companies will initially focus on 5G NR security in the 28 GHz and 39 GHz bands, and also hope to demonstrate their progress in the data rate with several gigabits per second.
To represent this in perspective, the download speed of 1.2 Gbps will allow you to download the 60-minute iPlayer program for BBC with high resolution in just four seconds. As 4K content becomes more common, such speeds are an important step forward.
Speaking of the announcement, Joe Glynn, vice president of business development at Qualcomm, said: “Qualcomm Technologies is committed to delivering 5G NR mmWave technology to meet the ever-growing connectivity requirements for enhanced mobile broadband access.”
Glynn continued: “We are pleased to partner with Verizon in creating the 5G NR mmWave commercial reality for mobile devices, including fixed-line wireless home routers, mobile hotspots, tablets and smartphones.”
The testing of the technology will begin in 2018 and will use the recently announced Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G NR-modem – a chipset, which we expect to see in 5G smartphones of the future. To this end, Qualcomm expects that the modem will support the first round of commercial launches of the 5G service in the first half of 2019.