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November 01, 2012

Qualcomm Modems Set Broadband Connectivity Standards for Multiple Devices

Qualcomm (News - Alert) Technologies, Inc recently announced that its Qualcomm Gobi wireless modems have been successful in providing optimized and reliable 3G and 4G/LTE connectivity to mobile computing devices that support Windows 8 and Windows RT.

Fram Akiki, senior director of product management at QTI, said, "Qualcomm Gobi modems have set the standard for mobile broadband connectivity across a wide range of devices and continue to drive solutions for emerging mobile trends such as thin, ultra-portable computing devices and new pay-as-you-go data options. We are committed to enabling the fastest mobile connections worldwide and are pleased to have Qualcomm Gobi technology supporting Windows 8 and Windows RT devices."

Designed to support the USB-IF Mobile Broadband Interface Model (MBIM) which enables easy integration by PC OEMs, Qualcomm Gobi solutions ensure optimized level of connectivity and power efficiency for a wide range of devices that are Windows 8/RT-based. Furthermore, Qualcomm Gobi solutions also provide users with flexible, prepaid data plans that enable always-on, global 3G and 4G/LTE connectivity.

Brett McAnally, executive director, End User Computing, Dell (News - Alert), said, "At Dell, our customers lead the way and consumer and business users alike want anytime, anywhere access to data and applications. Qualcomm Gobi technology is planned to power a variety of notebooks and tablets across our latest product portfolio. These systems will also feature optional Dell NetReady mobile broadband to enable on-the-go users to connect when and where they want."

Since 2008, Qualcomm Gobi modems and QTI's products have been used in a wide number of laptops, tablets and other portable computing devices. In the year since its release, the MDM9x00 which is Qualcomm Gobi's first-generation 4G/LTE (News - Alert) chipset and was designed as the first integrated LTE/3G modem, has already seen global success. Embedded mobile computing OEMs are rapidly moving to the MDM9x15, which is Qualcomm Gobi's second-generation 4G/LTE chipset and has been designed to reduce power and support smaller devices. The MDM9x25 which is Qualcomm Gobi's third-generation LTE solution is an LTE Advanced solution capable of supporting LTE carrier aggregation and LTE Category 4 delivering data rates of up to 150 Mbps.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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