United States-based semiconductor and chipmaking company, Qualcomm Technologies Inc., has recently made it to the headlines for its announcement of entering into a strategic partnership with LitePoint, a wireless test solutions firm, for evaluating the former’s 5G RAN platform for Small Cells to accelerate small cell deployment in the chips.
With the current era laying immense focus on 5G network deployment, several chip makers and operators have now been highlighting the use of small cells given their various benefits, including low latencies, increased coverage, better performance for high-density, indoor enterprise, and urban areas environments and relatively lower power consumption.
According to reliable reports, LitePoint is speculated to offer its IQgig-5G test solution to the American firm to test the platform. For the record, IQgig-5G is a completely integrated, multiband millimeter wave non-signaling trial and evaluation solution which supports all 5G FR2 frequencies with the frequency range of 23 GHz to 45 GHz.
Meanwhile, Qualcomm’s 5G RAN Platform for Small Cells is a potential 5G NR solution for small cells that supports both mmWave and sub-6GHz spectrum bands.
Speaking on the latest partnership, Qualcomm’s VP, engineering, Victor Abramsky stated that the company is pleased to have established a partnership with LitePoint to support the rapidly evolving 5G industry with enhanced mobile broadband connectivity by accentuating the network coverage, performance, and efficiency through Qualcomm’s advanced 5G RAN solutions.
On the other hand, Director of Strategic Business Development at LitePoint, Rex Chen mentioned that the organization is ecstatically looking forward to working closely with Qualcomm to support the product design through developing tests for its 5G small cell solution.
Rex added that the 5G small cell platform has been built on the trusted, longstanding, and effective association between the companies and makes use of their in-depth proficiency to enable 5G small cells.