Intel unveils array of commercial 5G radio modems

Intel unveils array of commercial 5G radio modems
Intel says investment in modem technologies and products is critical to achieving the vision of seamless 5G connectivity.
Published: 6 December 2017 - 4 a.m.
By: Manda Banda

Chip designer Intel has released substantial advances in its wireless product roadmap to accelerate the adoption of 5G.

According to the vendor, highlights include the introduction of the Intel XMM 8000 series, Intel's first family of 5G new radio multi-mode commercial modems, and the company's latest LTE modem, the Intel XMM 7660.

Intel also said it has successfully completed a full end-to-end 5G call based on its early 5G silicon, the Intel 5G modem, a key milestone in its development.

"Intel is committed to delivering leading 5G multi-mode modem technology and making sure the transition to 5G is smooth," said Dr. Cormac Conroy, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of the Communication and Devices Group. "Our investments in a full portfolio of modem technologies and products are critical to achieving the vision of seamless 5G connectivity."

The company said 5G is more than the device, it requires a cloud-ready, virtualised 5G network. Intel added that it is bringing the network, cloud and clients together in a powerful end-to-end 5G solution.

"Today's wireless networks are the equivalent of data driving down a single-lane highway and tomorrow's will need to serve as a multilane superhighway as data moves at warp speed with 5G networks," said Sandra Rivera, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the Network Platforms Group. "Our roadmap progress shows how Intel is moving at gigabit speeds to help the industry create this superhighway and benefit from the speed, capacity and low latency that 5G promises."

 

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