Press Release

Qualcomm Drives LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation Momentum in China with Snapdragon Processors

Support for LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation and fast data throughput available across all Snapdragon processor tiers

Apr 27, 2015SAN DIEGO

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Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), today announced due to the increasing popularity of LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation among mobile operators in China, that there are 40 designs in the pipeline for premium tier and high-volume mobile devices in China.  Qualcomm Technologies continues to extend its technology leadership position in connected mobile user experiences with integrated X10, X8 and X5 LTE modems featuring support for LTE-A Carrier Aggregation across all tiers of Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors.  LTE-A Carrier Aggregation provides the latest advancements in connectivity, such as fast download speeds, swift connected application response, reliable connections and exceptional battery life.  With LTE-A Carrier Aggregation, devices can connect to advanced LTE networks with up to triple the wireless bandwidth, allowing users to load rich web pages, participate in video conferencing, and back up photos and videos, as well as access files, in the cloud without unnecessary delay.

Additionally, LTE-A Carrier Aggregation support allows operators to maximize available spectrum and offer enhanced user experiences to consumers. Mobile users in China can look forward to new devices featuring support for LTE-A Carrier Aggregation in the coming months from companies such as Xiaomi, Motorola, ZTE, OPPO, Tianyu, LeTV, Vivo, Nubia, Smartisan Technology, Coolpad and Hisense.

“Xiaomi is committed to delivering exciting capabilities and the best connectivity in our premium mobile devices,” said Tony Wei, Senior Director of Marketing, Xiaomi. “We are thrilled to be among the first to offer Carrier Aggregation with the Snapdragon 810 processor with X10 LTE – a truly differentiating feature which enables Chinese consumers to enjoy the fast downloads and lightning quick application performance they demand.”

"Motorola Mobility and Qualcomm Technologies share an ambition to bring mobile device users everywhere truly amazing experiences," said Iqbal Arshad, Motorola Mobility SVP of Global Product Development. "We're excited about the potential of LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation. Fast and more reliable connectivity will help us to enable a new generation of ever more immersive mobile apps and media."

“We are delighted to work with Qualcomm Technologies in bringing Carrier Aggregation support to consumers,” said Adam Zeng Xuezhong, Executive Vice President of ZTE Corporation and CEO of ZTE Mobile Devices. “Our smartphones have been designed to offer great web browsing and application-based experiences to users, who will be able to benefit from the improved network speeds and coverage offered by LTE Advanced.”

“OPPO smartphones are designed for our users to enjoy even thinner, beautiful devices with no shortage of premium features,” said Allen Wu, VP Sales of OPPO. “Our smartphones powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processors support LTE Carrier Aggregation, which supports fast, high definition content sharing and capture, incredible graphics, while maintaining amazing battery life.”

“Tianyu is dedicated to bringing smartphones to our customers that have the features they have come to expect from premium devices at a price that is affordable to many,” said Rong Xiuli, CEO of Tianyu. “For this reason, we are working with Qualcomm Technologies to feature the support of Carrier Aggregation in our devices so our users will be able to take advantage of very fast LTE connectivity, advanced camera features, fantastic audio and longer battery life.”

“Letv is redefining the mobile industry with our focus on performance, design, craftsmanship and open ecosystem,” said Jia Yueting, Founder, Letv. “With LTE-A Carrier Aggregation, we are initiating the transformation of the mobile industry from the smart age to the ecosystem age, and we look forward to continuing to work with Qualcomm Technologies to help create this new user value.”

“Our customers love the new choices and experiences they have with Vivo mobile devices,” said Shi Yujian, Vice President and CTO of Vivo. “We have always created gorgeous smartphones with powerful features that deliver unique audio capabilities and provide an unmatched entertainment experience. Qualcomm Snapdragon processors support fast connectivity with LTE carrier aggregation, which makes it possible for users to enjoy their favorite features instantly.”

“As an emerging force in the smartphone ecosystem, Nubia has always valued user experience and product innovation, committed to creating the most personalized interactive mobile devices,” said Ni Fei, CEO of Nubia. “The co-operation with Qualcomm Technologies serves our pursuit perfectly, and we are very excited to feature LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation in our devices. We believe we can provide our customers many more compelling products.”

“We have always been committed to bringing our users a truly premium and unique experience, that is why we developed our own Android-based Smartisan OS,” said Dr. Jeff Qian, CTO of Smartisan Technology. “We look forward to continuing the cooperation with Qualcomm Technologies in delivering the high quality of connectivity and enhanced performance through Qualcomm Technologies’ LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation technologies.”

“Our customers know that with Coolpad smartphones they will enjoy faster, reliable connections, high quality camera and graphics and very efficient power consumption,” said Fu Xiaoyu, Vice President, Coolpad Group. “We are proud to work with with Qualcomm Technologies and are very excited to have devices that feature support for Carrier Aggregation.”

“We have been committed to providing customers a wide selection of affordable mobile devices,“ said Yu Zhitao, deputy general manager, Hisense Communication. “Our products performance and power efficiency has enhanced thanks to the support received from Qualcomm Technologies. We are very excited to continue working with Qualcomm as we bring Carrier Aggregation support to even more consumers.”

Qualcomm Technologies LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation comes in multiple configurations.  The X10 LTE with 3x20MHz fully integrated LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation supports download speeds up to 450 Mbps and is designed to support the most advanced user experiences, such as 4K streaming, sharing high-quality photos and online gaming.  The X10 LTE is featured in the Snapdragon 810 and 808 processors.  The Snapdragon 618 and 620 processors with X8 LTE features seamless, always-on connectivity, supporting 2x20MHz Carrier Aggregation for data speeds of up to 300 in Mbps the download and up to 100 Mbps in the upload.  Included in the Snapdragon 425 processor, the X8 LTE modem supports both downlink and uplink Carrier Aggregation doubling LTE download and upload speeds, a first in the 400 tier, bringing premium-tier quality performance to high volume mobile devices. Found in the Snapdragon 210 processor, the X5 LTE modem features integrated 4G LTE providing speed and dependability for high-volume smartphones and tablets.


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