Qualcomm demos 5G data call in 700MHz spectrum band

Qualcomm Technologies and China Broadcasting Network (CBN) achieved the world’s first large-bandwidth 2x30MHz 5G data call demonstration in the 700MHz (Band n28) FDD spectrum band.
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CBN and Qualcomm achieved download speeds of more than 300 Mbps. The demo provides a foundation for enhancing the efficiency of the 700MHz spectrum band and accelerating CBN’s 5G network rollouts in China.

This demonstration was operated in compliance with the 2x30MHz technical specifications of CBN’s 700MHz FDD band and utilized a 5G smartphone form factor mobile test device powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System.

Qualcomm will be supplying Snapdragon 865 5G Mobile Platform and / or Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System to Vivo, ZTE, Quectel, Fibocom and Gosuncn to launch the first batch of 5G devices that support CBN’s 700 MHz including smartphones, CPE and 5G modules.

Durga Malladi, senior vice president and general manager, 4G/5G, Qualcomm Technologies, said: “It is of great significance to achieve the wideband FDD 2x30MHz 5G data call in the 700MHz band with CBN.”

“With the goal of creating a business model combining media convergence and 5G, CBN has been sharping our competitive edge based on continuous innovations in 5G technology, content platform and business model,” said Qingjun Zeng, deputy general manager, China Broadcasting Network.