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Get In the Fast Lane with a Qualcomm Gobi 4G LTE Advanced Modem

Dec 12, 2013

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If you’re in Australia and looking for a super-fast mobile hotspot, your job just got ridiculously simple. With Telstra launching the NETGEAR AirCard 782S Mobile Hotspot—enabled by the Qualcomm Gobi 9x25 modem— over its 4G LTE Advanced networks, you can trim your short list down to just one mobile hotspot. You simply cannot find a faster commercial mobile hotspot worldwide!

Coming on the heels of equally fast mobile hotspots recently launched in Japan, this hotspot takes LTE performance to the next level by utilizing LTE Advanced carrier aggregation to combine 20 MHz of fragmented spectrum and achieve ultra-fast CAT4 download data rates of up to 150 Mbps.

World’s first commercial LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation-enabled mobile hotspot

The NETGEAR AirCard 782S Mobile Hotspot is loaded with several noteworthy firsts, continually reassuring you that you made the right choice:

  • The first commercial data device of any kind that takes advantage of the latest LTE technology—LTE Advanced carrier aggregation
  • The first data device to use carrier aggregation to allow speeds of up to 150 Mbps over networks that can support 20MHz bandwidth only by combining the available spectrum in two separate bands (the vast majority of current networks have 10 MHz or less spectrum in one band)
  • The first carrier aggregation launch in Australia, enabled by NETGEAR and Qualcomm Technologies on Telstra’s LTE Advanced Network

The fast lane just got even faster

As you might already know from a previous blog post, carrier aggregation is the first major step in the evolution of LTE to LTE Advanced. Carrier aggregation has already been launched in Korea with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800-based smartphone and Telstra’s launch in Australia goes to show that operators around the globe are investing in this technology to combine fragmented spectrum resources and provide customers with the fastest possible LTE user experiences.

Carrier aggregation enabled by the 3rd generation of Qualcomm Technologies’ LTE modems is designed to allow operators to use their diverse spectrum assets to aggregate up to 20 MHz of spectrum. In the case where two 10 MHz carriers are combined to yield 20 MHz bandwidth, peak LTE data rates will increase from 75 Mbps to up to 150 Mbps. More importantly, carrier aggregation can increase user data rates, regardless of whether the user sees a strong signal or a weak signal. Check out the following video for more on carrier aggregation.

LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation doubles 4G data speeds

May 14, 2018 | 2:03

I know you’re thinking, “Super-fast LTE speeds are great, but what will I eventually get on my Wi-Fi connection?”

The Gobi MDM9x25 modem is ably complemented by the latest Wi-Fi technology so that you can make the most of terrific LTE speeds. The MDM9x25 comes paired with Qualcomm Technologies’ AR6004 chip, a dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n solution, which can extend LTE Advanced connections up to 10 users and thereby enable a complete system that is engineered to provide a flawless wireless hotspot experience to consumers at home, at work, and on-the-go.

Whether it is a smartphone or a mobile hotspot, Qualcomm Technologies is at the forefront of enabling LTE Advanced carrier aggregation on all mobile devices. As more and more networks around the world are starting to deploy this technology, sooner or later you will get your chance in fast lane of LTE Advanced. Just make sure that when you get in that lane, your device is equipped with the Qualcomm Gobi 4G LTE Advanced Modem!

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Kanu Chadha

Senior Manager, Technical Marketing