Before now, we have been enjoying MTN 4G LTE, ETSALAT 4G LTE and GLO 4G LTE network which was said to be the order of the day. So recently there is now a new innovation as Qualcomm which are said to be technology major, has just announced its plan to roll out 5G services by 2018, which will be the first modem for cellular networks. Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of San Diego-based company Qualcomm Inc., on October 18, unveiled its plans to deliver the first Snapdragon X50 5G modem chip by 2018.
This move by San Diego-based Qualcomm makes it the first company to bring out a commercial modem chipset for 5G network connections. The new Snapdragon X50 will be supported in the futuristic devices which will be built by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
According to the reports by ZDNet, Qualcomm is designed to enable field trials and early deployments of 5G networks globally with download speeds of around 5Gbps. The X50 is a millimeter wave modem leveraging the 28GHz frequency band that would enable Qualcomm to reduce the size of antennas.
Also know it that High-speed 5G networks can theoretically transmit data 20 times faster than the current 4G speed, with less than one tenth of the latency, or the time for a data request to receive a reply. Qualcomm Technologies is Nasdaq-listed Qualcomm’s subsidiary responsible for all engineering, research and development functions.
Know it that One of the challenges facing 5G, no matter which spectrum is ultimately adopted, is the use of high frequency bands. The chart below shows how higher frequency signals attenuate when they pass through certain types of obstacles. As the frequency rises, so does the signal loss over distance. 28GHz may avoid some of the problems with the 60GHz band, which can literally be attenuated by the presence of water molecules in the air, but it’s still a significant challenge.
You don’t have to worry because Qualcomm wants to fight this problem through the use of intelligent beamforming, seamless fallback to 4G networks in 5G signal can’t be established, and aggregating up to 800MHz of spectrum for improving maximum bandwidth.
As the frequency rises, so does the signal loss over distance, 28GHz may avoid some of the problems with the 60GHz band, which can literally be attenuated by the presence of water molecules in the air, but it’s still a significant challenge.
Having said much, bear it in mind that it will be arriving into Nigeria any time from now. All i need you to do is just stay updated with us as we keep bringing you latest Info.