Qualcomm is an industry leader when it comes to SoC, connectivity and LTE modem technologies and are once again showing their strength with LTE modems. Qualcomm's new Snapdragon X24 LTE modem is capable of a huge 2Gbps download speed, which is quite simply insane.
The new Snapdragon X24 LTE modem is the world's first modem built on the 7nm FinFET process, with Qualcomm providing support for Category 20 LTE with 7x carrier aggregation, and 4x4 MIMO on a maximum of five aggregated LTE carriers.
Qualcomm explains: "As the world's first announced Gigabit LTE modem to achieve speeds of up to 2 Gbps, the Snapdragon X24 LTE modem sets a major mobile industry milestone, designed to provide enhanced mobile broadband and deliver an extremely important gigabit coverage layer for commercial 5G networks and mobile devices that are expected to start launching in 2019. Further expanding on the use of 4Ã-4 and LAA capability, the Snapdragon X24 packs a powerful array of the most advanced 4G LTE technologies commercially available, helping mobile operators to fully mobilize their spectrum assets and maximize the capacity of their Gigabit LTE networks, and mobile device makers to offer consumers a tangible glimpse of our 5G future".