Apple continues to pay Qualcomm if it drops its modem
Licensing still on
There was a lot of noise about the recent news that Apple might skip the Qualcomm modem hardware for its 2018 phones, but even if they make this decision, QTL (Qualcomm licensing) will still get money from Apple.
Apple looking to increase Qualcomm modem orders
Intel missing Gigabit secret sauce in 2017
Our well-informed sources are whispering that Apple might order more Qualcomm 4G modems for the upcoming iPhone compared to the orders for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
T-Mobile showcases GigabitLTE speed
Galaxy S8 with Snapdragon X16 modem
The Samsung Galaxy S8 will end up with pre-order customers before the end of this week. But if they get one from T-Mobile US, people might experience GigabitLTE speeds in the near future.
GigabitLTE is all about average speeds
Average speeds can double
We had a chance to see the GigabitLTE working at speeds up to 930 Mbps and upload speeds of 127.5 Mbps which is definitely the fastest that we’ve ever seen. But despite the fascination with the top speed, it is more important that GigabitLTE will significantly increase average speeds.
2017 is the year of Gigabit LTE phones
Qualcomm takes the lead
It has been quite some time since Qualcomm announced Snapdragon X16, the world’s first Gigabit LTE modem. The same GigabitLTE Snapdragon X16 modem is now part of the Snapdragon 835 - a 10nm SoC that is about to debut in a dozen high end phones.
Qualcomm 1Gbps live demo goes to 895Mbps / 930 Mbps
Telstra network demonstrate technology leadership, 127.5 Mbps upload
Sydney Australia is definitely the capital of the word’s fastest LTE performance. I'm here and have just witnessed a 1Gbps demonstration of a Netgear powered 1Gbps modem on Ericsson equipment deployed on a Telstra LTE network.
T-Mobile preparing for 1 Gbps in 2017
4×4 MIMO and QAM 256 are the first step in the USA
Back in September, T-Mobile in the US announced that it supports 4×4 MIMO as well as QAM 256 on the download and QAM 64 on the upload side. The first phone to get this support was the Samsung Galaxy S7 and it looks like in 2017, T mobile will get you to 1Gbps class speeds or speeds up to 979 Mbps.
1 Gbps to come from T-Mobile US in 2017
It is finally happening
Telstra in Australia was the first company to launch both 600 Mbps and 1Gbps networks but it looks like T-Mobile in the US plans to launch 1Gbps in 2017 too.
Samsung prepares for LTE MIMO 4X4 infrastructure
Shipping in Q4, Note 7 supports it
Qualcomm has been very vocal about 4x4 LTE MIMO and its support for this standard. Samsung is preparing to start shipping its LTE infrastructure in Q4 16 and we also learned that the Galaxy Note 7 also supports 4x4 LTE MIMO.