The Intel announced on Thursday(16th) the first line of 5G Modem networks: XMM800 and XMM8060. This models prepared for the next generation of smartphones speed exceeding 1GB/s.
The smartphone which will have this modems, expected to reach market in 2020. When the technology should start to be made availability by the operators. Company also announced LTE Modem, the network used in 4G connection, capable of reaching Gigabit Speed.
The 5G network is pointed out as essential for the popularization of some technologies, such as Internet of Things and autonomous vehicles. In addition to faster data transfer, it also has lower latency than fourth-generation networks. The shorter response time is important for real-time applications such as controlling a car, for example.
Intel revealed details about the first two chips compatible with the fifth generation networks. The XMM800 modem works in bands below 6 GHz and can be used in a variety of devices, from computers to cellulars, in addition to being shipped even in cars. The XMM8060 is one of the first modems in the world that can operate simultaneously on 5G networks, 4G, 3G and 2G connections.
The company also showed a new focus on 4G networks. The XMM7660, announced during MWC 2017, is a Cat 19 LTE modem that features an advanced multi-connection (MIMO) system. In tests, it was able to achieve 1.6 Gb / s speed. The idea is to make this model available in 2019, when the transition to 5G networks should begin.
The dispute over who will dominate the supply market targeting the 5G has already begun. In October, Qualcomm announced the first tests of 5G networks on compatible smartphones .