Qualcomm Technologies and Netgear announced the first device based on the Snapdragon X16 modem LTE: it has become a router Netgear Mobile router MR1100


The product Snapdragon X16 LTE provides the ability to receive data in mobile networks fourth generation speeds up to 1 Gbit / s.

Decision corresponds to LTE Category 16. specification supports carrier aggregation of 4 × 20 MHz when receiving data, and 2 × 20 MHz when sending. The developer claims that the modem achieves Gigabit Class LTE speeds when using the same as the product of the spectrum resource LTE Category 9. Chip Snapdragon X16 LTE allows you to take 10 data streams, using three 20-MHz carrier.

The speed of 1 Gbit / s is much higher than the bandwidth of traditional wired networks to an Internet connection. Thus, according to Akamai Technologies to statistics, currently the average speed of wired web connectivity on a global scale is 6.3 Mbit / s, and in Russia – 12.2 Mbit / s. The leader in Internet access speed remains South Korea: there are users online channel width of an average of 29.0 Mbit / s.