HONG KONG — Qualcomm has teamed up with networking company NetGear to develop what it called the world’s first gigabit class LTE router.
In a press release, Qualcomm said NetGear’s new MR1100 mobile router is based on its Snapdragon X16 LTE modem as well as its Wi-Fi solutions. The device is the first consumer end device capable of reaching gigabit class LTE download speeds of up to 1 gbps, Qualcomm said.
Qualcomm said the new router delivers gigabit speeds using a combination of three carrier aggregation, 4×4 MIMO on two aggregated carriers with 2×2 MIMO on a third carrier and 256-QAM higher order modulation.
Telstra will be the first to put the MR100 to work, Qualcomm said, in a new gigabit class LTE network. The network, which supports over-the-air download speeds of up to 1 gbps, utilizes critical network infrastructure equipment and software from Ericsson.
Using the finalized NetGear design, Qualcomm said Telstra will now be able to complete device, network and user testing ahead of a commercial launch. That launch is expected in the coming months, Qualcomm said.
Qualcomm said the arrival of gigabit class LTE will help OEMs create new devices to support fiber-like download speeds on wireless.
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