Qualcomm Technologies and T- Mobile showcased the Gigabit Class LTE , on T- Mobile network running on Snapdragon Gigabit LTE modems.
Gigabit LTE is an initial step by T-Mobile making surface for the arrival of 5G networks.
It is next generation of LTE networks, giving much higher speed than traditional LTE networks. Next generation of LTE has been extended to 920 markets, which is composed of three speed boosting technologies carrier aggregation, 4X4 MIMO and 256QAM – which is currently live in 430 in total of 920 markets.
Benefits of Advanced LTE network
Virtual Reality: Smooth amd interrupted streaming of 3D virtual reality sports and entertainment events
Productivity: Instant access and transfer of files through cloud storage
Entertainment: Fast downloading of movies and TV shows for offline viewing
Network Capacity: Network capacity and speed increases for users on Gigabit LTE network.
Mike Finley, senior vice president and president , Qualcomm North America and Australia, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. quoted that “Global momentum for Gigabit Class LTE is continuing to pick up on the world, and we’re delighted that T-Mobile is delivering gigabit connectivity to millions of consumers across the United States ”
These devices have the hardware to utilize Gigabit LTE Technology – Moto Z2 Force Edition Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and LG V30 which is powered by the Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform with X16 LTE Advanced Network
This move has raise the stakes of USA mobile network market with Sprint, Verizon and AT & T will try to catch up.