Qualcomm And Huawei Finalize Data Transmission On Cat 11 LTE Speeds

Omar Sohail
Posted 1 year ago

This is not the first time that Huawei and Qualcomm have formed a coalition in order to break the wireless networking data transmission speed barrier. The last time these two firms formed a tag team, they were successfully able to reach a data transmission rate that satisfy the speed levels of Cat 9 LTE. Now, both companies are finalizing their plans that will allow wireless speeds to reach the Cat 11 LTE bandwidth. With those speeds, theoretical download speeds will reach the 600 Mbps limit.

Cat 11 LTE Will Uses 256-QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) To Reduce Interference And Maintain Speed   

GizChina has reported that Cat 11 LTE will utilize ‘three-carrier aggregation technology’ while using 256-QAM, or in other words, quadrature amplitude modulation. When describing carrier aggregation, it is used to explain the wireless connectivity nature of mobile devices when they use multiple bands simultaneously to maintain performance. Depending on the region, LTE carrier signals can have their speeds increased by using a variety of bands of different frequencies. However, in developed regions, where you will most likely find bands of higher frequency, the date transmission rate will increase exponentially.

However, frequencies will not be the only deciding factor that will take part in maintaining the overall speeds of Cat 11 LTE. As stated earlier, QAM, or quadrature amplitude modulation is used in cable or satellite televisions in order to reduce signal interference and maintain constant total speed. In this way, not only are higher wireless networking speeds achievable, they can also be sustained over a longer period of time and at different locations.


While different parts of the planet are still getting acclimatized to using Cat 4 or Cat 6 LTE speeds, the first handsets sporting Cat 11 LTE modems are going to be released next year. Currently, Qualcomm’s flagship SoC, Snapdragon 810, despite its overheating attribute, features a Cat 9 LTE modem for improved speeds. Wireless networking speeds might be evolving at the same pace as mobile chipsets, it still falls upon the service providers to help us achieve those speeds in real-world scenarios, and we all know that that, is a long way from reaching to fruition.

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