Qualcomm Incorporated just detailed a number of new breakthroughs stemming from its latest collaboration with two major wireless companies – Ericsson and the United States Cellular Corporation. The advances themselves concern the additional 5G development the partners have been undergoing.

It is apparent that the companies have completed a data call test that leverages 5G mmWave tech. The extended range test was done on the live 5G network U.S. Cellular offers. The technology is expected to improve broadband connectivity and also bridge the digital gap found between urban and rural areas throughout the United States. Both Ericsson and Qualcomm have been working for a long time to develop and commercialize a standalone 5G network throughout the world.

The companies completed a trial run last year using the Snapdragon X55 5G Modem RF system. The initial test was completed in Janesville, WI and achieved massive speeds of over 100 Mbps with an extended range of over 5 km. U.S Cellular plans a commercial multi year 5G mmWave deployment by the year 2021. This recent collaboration and breakthroughs it has seen is a boon for the demands of connectivity and also enhances the 5G experience throughout the global market.

This accomplishment should enhance the relationship between the companies and allow operations to become automated.

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