Qualcomm Technologies has announced real-world test results demonstrating that 5G mmWave connectivity speeds on commercial devices is 16 times faster than 5G operating solely in sub-6 GHz frequencies. These results were based on Ookla® Speedtest Intelligence® data from user-initiated tests on commercial devices in the United States.
5G mmWave uses ultra-wide channels to deliver exponentially faster speeds and greater capacity compared with lower frequency 4G or 5G bands. 5G mmWave momentum continues through the world, with deployments from all major operators in the U.S. and Japan, recent deployments in Europe and South East Asia, and more coming soon in regions such as Australia and Latin America. China is also expected to deploy 5G mmWave for the Winter Olympics early next year.
5G mmWave is critical to dramatically improving the performance and advancing the variety of connected experiences in every setting. This advanced technology delivers massive bandwidth whether you’re at home with 5G fixed wireless access, on-the-go in a train station streaming TV shows, at work or school with a need for enterprise-grade connectivity, or in heavily crowded venues and similar public settings.
To make 5G mmWave connectivity rapidly available to a wide array of users, all tiers in the current portfolio of Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Mobile Platforms, from 8- to 4-series, are now capable of supporting 5G mmWave
There are 100+ commercial and pre-commercial 5G mmWave devices according to GSA, including phones, PCs, mobile hotspots, customer premises equipment and modules. Virtually all are powered by Snapdragon. Further, Snapdragon-powered 5G phones are priced as low as $400.