Telit, an Internet of Things (IoT) company, announced it will bring data cards powered by Qualcomm Technologies’ new 5G New Radio (NR) modem.
Telit will be using the Snapdragon X55 5G modem and their antenna modules with integrated RF transceiver, RF Front-End (RFFE) and antenna elements, for the new data cards.
Telit said the new data cards are suitable for enterprise network appliances, branch and remote office routers, fixed wireless broadband internet access and other bandwidth-intensive applications benefitting from speeds more than 10 times as what a median LTE device can deliver.
“The Snapdragon X55 5G modem and RFFE solutions, which are integrated in Telit’s data cards, are innovatively designed to bring 5G to broad range devices and will help expand 5G connectivity well beyond smartphones,” Gautam Sheoran, senior director, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, said.
The new 5G data cards are ideal for fixed wireless access applications such as enterprise routers and gateways, and customer premise equipment (CPE).
Telit will bring at least two new data cards variants. The first will support 5G and LTE in bands below 6 GHz in time division duplex (TDD) and frequency division duplex (FDD) mode. The second will also support 5G in mmWave bands, initially available in the United States in sync with carrier rollout plans.
The first use cases for 5G ultra-high speeds will focus on transforming fixed wireless access and on enabling enterprises to grow and reconfigure their networks for improved resilience and speed, said Manish Watwani, chief product and marketing officer at Telit.
The new data cards will include non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA) modes of operation to enable support for all major 5G networks.
They will deliver seamless 5G evolution for current Gigabit class of LTE devices based on the LM940 LTE category 11 and LM960 LTE category 18 data cards deployed in industrial, commercial and public safety applications.