Fastest 5G Standalone mmWave Solution from Qualcomm and ZTE

By Chad Cox

Production Editor

Embedded Computing Design

September 22, 2022


5G Standalone mmWave for Fixed Wireless Access

SAN DIEGO. Using knowledge from China’s IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group, Qualcomm Technologies and ZTE created a standalone mmWave solution (26GHz band) powered by a Snapdragon X70 5G Modem-RF System Mobile Test Platform combined with ZTE’s infrastructure and supported by a DSUUU structure.

The solution achieved close to 7 Gbps downlink peak rate and 2.1Gbps uplink.

Without having to use an anchor on LTE (sub-6GHz) range, the solution has “faster peak speeds, more available connections, lower latency, and higher throughput,” says, Durga Malladi, senior vice president and general manager, cellular modems and infrastructure, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

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Chad Cox. Production Editor, Embedded Computing Design, has responsibilities that include handling the news cycle, newsletters, social media, and advertising. Chad graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a B.A. in Cultural and Analytical Literature.

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