Qualcomm Doubles LTE Speed Before Implementing 5G

Before implementing the 5G technology, Qualcomm prefers to introduce new LTE chip that can double the phone’s LTE speed. Qualcomm announced the X24 LTE modem that can support 2Gbps speeds. Furthermore, it might be demonstrating this new modem at the Mobile World Congress 2018 event. Despite a huge increase in competition from different chipmakers like Intel, Qualcomm mobile modems are still in the top position. Intel recently made a modem for iPhone X, due to which Qualcomm filed a legal complaint of violating its patents.


Serge Willenegger, Qualcomm’ s SVP and GM says "The Snapdragon X24 LTE modem sets a major mobile industry milestone, created to provide enhanced mobile broadband and deliver an extremely important gigabit coverage layer for commercial 5G networks and mobile devices that are expected to start launching in 2019"

The Snapdragon X 24 LTE modem forces the carrier to make use of four additional spectrum channels which can give additional 800Mbps speed thus summing out to 2Gbps. This is the world’s first cat 20 modem that boasts the internet download speeds up to 2Gbps. To achieve these speeds, the chip combines with seven connections at a time which is known as 7x carrier aggregation. The basic idea is just to allow all carrier varieties in order to attain top speeds. Furthermore, additional improvements are possible with the support of a massive MIMO technology, FD-MIMO which is considered as a foundation to the futuristic 5G NR networks.



The Qualcomm X24 modem is all set to double your phones data speed. Qualcomm further says that it has already begun coupling with its partners. We might see the first device featuring the X24 modem by the end of 2018.

The 5G may not be limited to mobile broadbands. Qualcomm is looking forward to make it ubiquitous in the industrial enterprises. Overall, if X24 performs the same way as it is demonstrated then this would be the future of many mobile devices.

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