Intel promises gigabit speeds with new LTE modem for phones

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Intel is announcing a new modem, under the catchy name “XMM 7560,” that includes support for download speeds up to 1 Gbps and upload speeds up to 225 Mbps. The modem is supposed to be suitable for smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other mobile devices.

The Intel modem is supposed to be suitable for smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other mobile devices. It ought to be faster than traditional LTE when connecting to networks that include support for advanced LTE features .

The new modems are also a stepping stone to 5G, the next-generation cellular network technology that Evans estimated could deliver speeds of more than 45Gbps. Other new Intel chips are aimed at providing the computing brains for low-powered mobile devices and connected devices for the growing Internet of things environment.
Intel claims the modem is readying the firm for the industry’s shift to 5G connectivity. The technology extends the range of end user LTE devices beyond smartphones and tablets.

According to the Verge, this innovations holds important limitations here. For one, networks haven’t widely rolled out support for gigabit LTE modems yet, so phone hardware is going to be a little bit ahead of carrier support for a little while (though support is coming).

secondly, Intel modems aren’t very widely used — Qualcomm modems are in just about every major phone. So while gigabit LTE is on the way, there’s a good chance that your first experience with it won’t be through Intel.

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