So far, many people associate 5G technology with the first smartphones that can work on fifth-generation networks. But yesterday, Qualcomm announced that home routers with 5G support will appear on the market soon.
Qualcomm is working with more than 30 network equipment manufacturers who plan to release related products next year. The list of Qualcomm partners who have chosen the Snapdragon X55 5G modem for their products includes Arcadyan, Askey, AVM, Casa Systems, Compal, Cradlepoint, Fibocom, FIH, Franklin, Gemtek, Gongjin, Gosuncn Technology Group Co., Ltd., Inseego , LG, Linksys, MeiG, NETGEAR, Nokia, OPPO, Panasonic Mobile Communications, Co., Ltd, Quanta, Quectel, Sagemcom, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Sharp Corporation, Sercomm, Sierra Wireless, Sunsea, Technicolor, Telit, Wewins, Wingtech, WNC and ZTE.
Regardless of the manufacturer, all routers developed jointly with Qualcomm will include a Snapdragon X55 5G modem and a radio transmitter developed by an American company. Details have not yet been specified, but it can be assumed that the routers will be equipped with slots for installing SIM cards of a new generation of communication.
Qualcomm Technologies showcases the first 5G modem routers these days at Qualcomm 5G Summit, which is taking place in Barcelona.