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Qualcomm, NETGEAR, Ericsson and Telstra Set to Launch the World’s First Gigabit LTE Network

The World’s First Gigabit LTE Network would provide the users with faster upload data rates of up to 150 Mbps.

Sydney: Telstra, Qualcomm, NETGEAR and Ericsson will launch Gigabit LTE NETGEAR device, Nighthawk M1, in February 2017 in Australia. The Gigabit LTE service will provide high speed internet access to enable customers to view content, and even faster access to enterprise applications and business-critical data. These new services will facilitate emerging virtual reality and augmented reality applications and experiences on the mobile devices.

A Gigabit LTE mobile device will help the users in completing their task faster by allowing the availability of more network resources for them. Further, the utilization of 4x4 MIMO within the new NETGEAR Nighthawk M1 Mobile Router (MR1100) Gigabit device, along with the Qualcomm Snapdragon(TM) X16 LTE modem, will allow 4-way receive diversity. This capability will regulate data in all areas of the LTE network including both the Gigabit enabled areas and as well as the other remaining LTE network areas.

As per Telstra’s Group Managing Director, Mike Wright, “As the roll out of Gigabit LTE continues, our customers with a Gigabit capable device can enjoy a faster mobile experience for both downloads and uploads. As our customers continue to use increasing amounts of data for entertainment and business use, Telstra's continuous innovation ensures our network is ready to deliver the country's best mobile experience.”  

TechSci Research depicts that the new Gigabit LTE network has taken us a step closer towards 5G network, which will allow seamless connectivity at higher speed and will fuel the growth of IOT services in the coming period. These services will also help businesses to operate at higher efficiency by utilizing the high-speed internet connection.

According to TechSci Research report Global LTE Consumer Devices Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020”, global market for LTE consumer devices projected to grow at a CAGR of more than 26% during 2015 - 2020. Rising adoption of LTE technology in emerging economies, increasing number of new LTE enabled registered devices, such as cameras and other wearable devices, mounting Machine-to-Machine connections, Internet of Things (IoT) and declining global average selling prices of LTE devices is projected to propel growth in global LTE consumer devices market through 2020. Samsung and Apple are expected to continue their market domination; however, their respective market shares are expected to decline over the course of next five years.

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