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Qualcomm’s 10-Gigabit 5G Modem Is Here, but You’ll Have to Hang Tight for Those Speeds

February 9, 2021

Via: Gizmodo

As we continue to transition from LTE to 5G, Qualcomm just announced the world’s first 5G modem capable of reaching data speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second.

Devices featuring Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chips, which use a Qualcomm X60 modem capable of hitting 7.5 Gbps, are just starting to hit the market. Qualcomm’s next-gen X65 modem is pushing 5G speeds even further by delivering the kind of transfer rates that previously required wired infrastructure like Ethernet or fiber optic-based broadband.

The major features that let the X65 achieve 10-gigabit speeds include support for a new fourth-gen QTM545 antenna, a wide range of carrier aggregation techniques (including FDD and TDD), AI antenna tuning, and Qualcomm’s new Smart Transmit 2.0, which uses modem-to-antenna system awareness to better optimize both upload speeds and coverage across various 5G bands.

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