Intel announced that they are dealing with their new 5G modems of the new generation for mobile devices, the Intel XMM 8060 and the Intel XMM 7660, which will be present in high-end devices to take advantage of the Intel 5G very high-speed connectivity. One of the first manufacturers that will use it will be Apple, which after breaking all agreements with Qualcomm in 2018 will use the latest Intel modems with 4G LTE connectivity to make the leap in 2019 to its newest generation of modems.
These modems will be necessary to provide a high connection speed allowing all users to upload and download any content from the cloud in a matter of seconds. The first to arrive will be the Intel XMM 7660, Category 19 LTE modem that will allow download speeds up to 1,600 Mbps (1.6 Gbps) being available in 2019, that means offering connection speeds 60% higher than those provided by the Soc Snapdragon 835 (1.0 Gbps) and an impressive speed if we consider that the best In the case of Spanish fiber optic homes, they can contract a speed of up to 300 Mbps , or in other words5 times slower cable connection speed compared to wireless connectivity .
The Intel XMM 8060 modem will be able to offer multimode support for the independent 5G independent non-autonomous backbone network, as well as several legacy 2G, 3G (including CDMA) and 4G modes. It should arrive in mid-2019 being more usual to see it in smartphones, tablets, laptops and 2-in-1 equipment in 2020.