Telecom operators around the world are eagerly awaiting 5G technology because of the potential this new network will provide in terms of efficiency and revenue-generating opportunities. A report by Strategy Analytics (News - Alert) has revealed there will be 690 million 5G connections by 2025, and a large number of these connections will be in the Chinese market. In order to prepare for this eventuality, an alliance created to develop 5G solutions called the China Mobile 5G Innovation Center is pushing the country to develop 5G end-to-end capabilities. It is forming partnerships for next generation communications and applications across several different industry sectors. The latest company to join the center is Qorvo, the first RF supplier to become a member.
Qorvo provides innovative RF solutions that have become key components in the highly connected world of today's digital ecosystem. The company addresses the needs of operators with complex deployments in global markets for advance wireless devices, wired and wireless network along with defense radar and communications. With 5G networks looming in the horizon, Qorvo has been advancing this upcoming technology by leveraging the competitive strengths it has in the industry.
It is this competitive strength as well as being a delegate to 3GPP that has led China Mobile (News - Alert) 5G Innovation Center to accept Qorvo’s membership. The company has a wide range of 5G initiatives and has supported more than twenty 5G field trials with global wireless infrastructure companies in the development of next generation communications, which will include self-driving cars, industrial connectivity and virtual reality as part of this alliance.
Eric Creviston, president of Qorvo’s Mobile Products Group, said, "We are delighted to join the China Mobile 5G Innovation Center. This is a unique opportunity to engage with the world’s largest mobile operator and its ecosystem partners. By participating in development at the Center’s Open Labs and in field trials, our goal is to accelerate the creation and delivery of market-leading 5G solutions."
According to the company, it will be driving the transition to 5G by bringing its expertise to develop RF solutions in advanced module packaging and steerable antenna arrays. The high performance RF technologies Qorvo has developed accelerate the adoption of carrier aggregation by simplifying the design, lowering the product footprint, conserving power and improving system performance. System level expertise is combined with global manufacturing scale and a portfolio with a comprehensive product and technology development in the industry. Qorovo has been helping leading manufacturers accelerate the delivery of next generation communications services including LTE (News - Alert), LTE-A, and IoT products.
Edited by Stefania Viscusi