MWC 2015: Intel brings new chips, LTE-Advance solution

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2015), announced the latest mobile platforms including new chip for phones, phablets and tablets and a LTE solution.

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Intel Atom x3 processor series, Intel’s first integrated communications SoC solution for entry device markets, and the five-mode Intel XMM 7360 LTE Advanced solution, are designed for performance and coverage.

“The evolution of the mobile landscape and growth of smart, connected devices has led to increased demand for more connectivity and real-time, protected data on those devices,” said Krzanich.

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich at MWC 2015

Intel added the Atom x3 processor series combines 64-bit multi-core Intel Atom processors together with 3G or 4G LTE connectivity. This integration allows device manufacturers to deliver full-featured tablets, phablets and smartphones at affordable price points.

Twenty companies, including ASUS and Jolla, have committed to utilize Intel Atom x3 designs.

Intel also introduced its 14nm Intel Atom SoC, the Intel Atom x5 and x7 processor series for tablets and small-screen 2 in 1s. Customers, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba, will use the platform with the first devices are expected to land in H1 2015.

Intel also announced its third-generation five-mode, LTE Advanced Category 10 modem called Intel XMM 7360 that supports 3x carrier aggregation and download speeds up to 450 Mbps for smartphones, phablets, tablets and PCs.

Krzanich outlined how Intel is working with technology vendors to transform network infrastructure with standardized hardware and software.

Alcatel-Lucent has tapped Intel Xeon processors to introduce its virtual radio access network (vRAN) solution enabling cost savings and increased network performance. The vRAN will be in customer trials this year and commercially available in 2016.

Ericsson is using Intel Rack Scale Architecture to launch a new generation of data center platforms for the Ericsson Cloud System that enable telecom and cloud service providers to lower their total cost of ownership (TCO) and realize efficiency in their data centers. Ericsson announced it is working with Intel Security on mobile security for 4G networks.

Huawei will use Intel to deliver cloud solutions for telecom service providers to transform their data centers.

Baburajan K
editor@telecomlead.com