Intel Second-Generation LTE Chipset Certified on China Mobile

It’s been a busy few months for us at Intel. Since my last post in May, we’ve taken some important steps toward our goal of being second in LTE modem volume by the end of 2014.  Our certification efforts are crucial to reaching this goal, which is why we’re excited to announce that our Intel® XMM™ 7262 LTE-Advanced modem has been certified by China’s largest operator, China Mobile. Certification on China Mobile’s network gives us more opportunities to work with OEMs in China, one of the most exciting LTE subscriber markets.

The Intel® XMM™ 7262 modem shares the same platform as the Intel® XMM™ 7260 modem, which is now shipping commercially to customers including Samsung.

Delivering category 6 speeds of up to 300 Mbps, the Intel® XMM™ 7262 supports LTE TDD/FDD, WCDMA/HSPA+ and TD-SCDMA, TD-HSPA, and EDGE standards for world markets. The Intel XMM 7262 offers China and the global TD-LTE ecosystem a new cost-effective option for developing mass-market LTE devices. The XMM 7262 modem features:

Global mobility:

o   Up to 23 LTE bands on a single SKU for worldwide coverage and roaming

o   Multimode design provides seamless connectivity to 2G, 3G and 4G LTE networks.

o   Powerful and flexible RF architecture to enable roaming solutions for a world phone market impact.

Carrier Aggregation up to 40 MHz combined bandwidth on a single RF transceiver

High quality, low-power connectivity and voice calling:

o   Intel’s second-generation envelope tracking and antenna tuning minimizes power consumption, preserving battery life.

o   Power-efficient voice calling over LTE (VoLTE)

Small footprint: Minimized PCB size enables attractive form factors across a range of products, from smartphones and tablets to M2M and connected devices.

We’re proud of our progress and there is more to come. By the end of 2014, we expect to see devices based on the Intel® XMM™ 726x platform available in Australia, China, Europe, Latin America, North America, South Korea and other regions. Onward!

More information on Intel XMM 726x platform is available here.

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