Qualcomm, Samsung Expand 5G Performance

The partners achieved the world’s first simultaneous 5G carrier aggregation for FDD spectrum

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

September 11, 2023

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Qualcomm and Samsung have completed a carrier aggregation to improve 5G performance and flexibility, in what the companies say is a “world-first project.”

The partners performed the first ever simultaneous 5G “two uplink and four downlink” carrier aggregation for frequency division duplexing (FDD) spectrum, using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X75 5G System and Samsung's 5G dual-band and tri-band radios.  

Snapdragon X75 is the world’s first modem-radio frequency (RF) system with a dedicated AI tensor accelerator.

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The announcement marks the latest milestone in Qualcomm’s goal to deliver faster 5G globally leveraging Snapdragon X75, responding to rising demand for network capacity and faster connectivity speeds.

“The demand for increased uplink capacity has grown due to more consumers using increasingly higher uplink-heavy applications such as video uploads, video conferencing, social media sharing and cloud applications,” according to a company statement. 

“This achievement increases flexibility for operators with fragmented FDD spectrum assets, bringing faster upload speeds to more consumers across a multitude of markets and networks.”

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According to Qualcomm, the novel network solution is designed to “future-ready” 5G launches, supporting the rising numbers of 5G deployments around the world. 

“This achievement represents Samsung and Qualcomm Technologies’ ongoing efforts in pushing the boundaries of what is possible with mobile technology,” said Ji-Yun Seol, Samsung’s vice president of networks business. “Samsung has been leading the way in unleashing the full power of 5G technology to meet increasing customer demands. We will continue to advance network capabilities at the highest level.”

Snapdragon X75 is currently sampling to customers, with commercial devices expected to launch in the second half of 2023.

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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