Qualcomm Innovating to Drive 4G Carrier Aggregation Strategy for Operators


By Zia Askari | TelecomDrive.com

Qualcomm’s innovative Snapdragon™ X12 LTE Modem, supports carrier agregation with peak data rates of up to 450 Mbps downlink and up to 150 Mbps uplink

As more and more operators are opting to embrace 4G LTE technology in order to transform their networks on delivering data for their user ecosystems, Qualcomm is putting a lot of emphasis towards driving next level of innovation on carrier aggregation around 4G.


Speaking on the sidelines of Qualcomm Design in India Challenge, Sunil Lalvani, Vice President of Qualcomm Technologies, President, Qualcomm India, said, “We are focusing our efforts towards delivering the best carrier aggregation solutions for operators. This in turn is directed towards enabling the best in class experience for the end customers on their smartphones and other devices.”

When asked about the future investments towards driving 5G innovation, he explained that as a futuristic innovation driven organization, Qualcomm is committed to 5G vision.

“We already have a 5G vision and we are working towards that. As far as present moment is concerned, we are looking towards doing more with the existing 4G and 4G-Advance investments for the operators. And hence carrier aggregation becomes a big focus today,” he explained.

Carrier Aggregation – Maximizing Data Rates

At a time when operators look for delivering the right user experience – it can only be achieved with the help of delivering the right data rate so that users can have a seamless experience while – playing a game or watching a movie.

This is where carrier aggregation comes into picture. The right carrier aggregation strategy offers successively higher peak data rates as well as better broadband experience across the coverage area. And hence, this becomes one of the very important elements for increasing the operator-customer bonding and loyalty.

Higher Capacity for Bursty Apps

Increased data rates of carrier aggregation can be traded off to get higher capacity for bursty applications, such as web browsing, streaming, social media apps and others, meaning operators can choose a higher capacity for the same user experience, better user experience for the same capacity, or both.


How Qualcomm is Innovation on Carrier Aggregation

The company was the first in the mobile industry to announce a Cat 10 solution, the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X12 LTE Modem, which supports carrier agregation with peak data rates of up to 450 Mbps downlink and up to 150 Mbps uplink.

Carrier aggregation benefits the whole mobile ecosystem
So whether it is downloading of a movie or watching live webcasts – end users gain next-level user experience with the help of higher data rates with lower latency across the network.

On the other hand, telecom operators can make the most of all spectrum investments by achieving higher network capacity with the help of an opportunity to offer new apps/services which use higher data rates and capacity.

When it comes to App Developers, with the help of right carrier aggregation they can transform mobile experiences by delivering substantially richer user experience, enabling next generation immersive multimedia, such as 4K technology.

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