The 5G is approaching, not only to offer higher speeds but also to allow a greater number of connected devices in fewer spaces, something essential with the evolution of the Internet of things.
Now it is Intel who has announced the XMM 8160 5G multimode modem, a device that will be available six months ahead of schedule, capable of supporting deployments of 5G mobile networks worldwide.
It will provide maximum speeds of up to 6 Gbps, and we will have it ready in the second half of 2019, supporting autonomous and non-autonomous 5G NR deployments, as well as 4G LTE, 3G, and 2G in a single chipset, and supporting millimeter wave spectrum ( mmWave), as well as frequencies between 600MHz and 6GHz.
It will allow device manufacturers to design smaller and more energy efficient devices, in fact, it is believed that devices using the XMM 8160 5G modem will be available as early as the first half of 2020.
Intel revealed in September that its technology will be used by both Nokia and Ericsson in the first series of 5G deployments worldwide. Nokia told ZDNet that there have been three main areas of collaboration between Intel and Nokia: their AirFrame, AirScale and ReefShark products, so they are used to working side by side.
On the other hand, Intel and Ericsson have collaborated in 5G for operators around the world, including T-Mobile, Sprint, AT & T, Verizon, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Group, BT, Telia, Swisscom, Telefonica, Lifecell, Etisalat, MTN, Turkcell , Ooredoo, Orange, China Mobile, China Unicom, SoftBank, NTT DoCoMo, KDDI, Chunghwa Telecom, Far EasTone and Telstra.
Two very interesting years are approaching in this sector.