One of the largest technology companies Samsung has reportedly launched the world’s first 5G modem known as Exynos 5100 5G. The company claims that the modem is compatible will all the 5G standards.
The modem has been built with power-efficient 10 nanometer process technology and it supports radio access technology. Samsung also carried on an over-the-air (OTA) 5G-NR data call test under wireless environment. This was done using a 5G base station and 5G end-user equipment prototype embedded with Exynos Modem 5100.
Also, the company is working closely in association with global mobile carriers and partners to bring 5G mobile communications to the market as soon as possible.
“Samsung’s leadership in communication technologies and market-proven knowledge allowed us to develop the industry’s first 5G modem, the Exynos Modem 5100, which fully complies with the latest 3GPP standards,” said Dr. Inyup Kang, president and head of System LSI Business at Samsung Electronics.
“As the industry prepares the shift toward 5G, Samsung will continue to drive the growth of innovative ideas and new services in mobile applications and other emerging industries,” he added.
— Samsung Exynos (@SamsungExynos) August 15, 2018
Digging into the specifications, the Exynos Modem 5100 supports both sub-6GHz and mmWave spectrums specified in 3GPP’s 5G standard as well as legacy networks that include 2G GSM/CDMA, 3G WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, HSPA, and 4G LTE, with a single chip solution.
Samsung also claims that the modem can offer a maximum downlink speed of up to 2-gigabits per second (Gbps) in 5G’s sub-6-gigahertz (GHz) settings and 6Gbps in mmWave settings, which are about 1.7 and five times the data transfer speeds of its predecessor respectively.