Gigabit LTE

Gigabit LTE: Anchoring the 5G mobile experience.

Next-generation immersive use cases such as VR and AR will demand even faster data rates, lower latency, and more capacity that will push the boundaries of LTE networks. Now, Gigabit LTE is here to deliver fiber-like wireless broadband that meets these expanding requirements.

The Gigabit LTE phenomenon, powered by Snapdragon

Delivering next-gen mobile broadband performance today with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Gigabit LTE modems

The next major advancement in mobile connectivity has arrived. We recently supported the launch of the World’s first Gigabit class LTE mobile device and network with the Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE modem. And now we are taking Gigabit LTE to new heights – the Qualcomm Snapdragon X20, our second generation Gigabit LTE modem, delivers even faster peak download speeds of up to 1.2 Gbps, and globalizes the Gigabit LTE opportunity – enabling operators to deliver Gigabit LTE with just 10 MHz of licensed spectrum.

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Providing more consistent, 5G-enhanced mobile broadband.

Just like previous mobile generational transitions, proliferation of the new 5G networks will not happen overnight. To ensure a seamless and phased 5G network rollout, Gigabit LTE will provide wide-area coverage, seamless mobility and a more consistent user experience.

Driving towards multi-Gigabit LTE data rates.

Gigabit LTE is achieved by bringing together a few different inventions like Carrier Aggregation (CA), advanced antennas techniques and higher-order modulation. We are continuing to evolve these technologies in parallel to bring even faster LTE speeds.

Globalizing Gigabit LTE with LAA.

While it is possible to achieve Gigabit speeds with 60 MHz of spectrum (i.e., with 4x4 MIMO & 256-QAM), LAA can reduce the need for licensed spectrum to just 20 MHz by aggregating unlicensed/shared spectrum.

Evolving Gigabit LTE further in multiple dimensions.

Delivering a 1 Gbps peak data rate is just the beginning of the Gigabit LTE evolution. We are driving new technology inventions that will bring even faster throughput, lower latency, more capacity and better uniformity in Release 14 and beyond.

Enhancing CA

Achieves even wider bandwidths by aggregating more carriers, diverse spectrum types and different cells.

Improving LAA

Making better use of the vast amount of unlicensed spectrum by also adding uplink aggregation.

Evolving to massive MIMO

Exploits 3D beamforming by utilizing advanced antenna arrays with up to 32 ports.

Moving towards ultra-low latency

Reduces over-the-air latency with new TDD/FDD design for faster, more responsive connections–down to 1 ms.

Higher-order modulation

Increases uplink and downlink spectral efficiency with 256/1024-QAM and beyond.

Expanding dual connectivity

Extends support to include LAA and 802.11ad (60 GHz).

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