Global semiconductor and telecommunications specialist Qualcomm has partnered up with Chinese technology firm Vivo in the aim of developing next-gen antenna technology in the aim of accelerating and optimising 5G design.
The two companies will look to integrate advanced 5G millimeter wave tech with sub-6 GHz in order to fully support the rollout of 5G technologies across the globe.
The new hardware will be used by a range of smartphone manufacturers in order to overcome the existing challenges that are posed by handsets utilising 5G technologies.
“Through this landmark cooperation between Vivo and Qualcomm, Vivo's industry leadership and innovation on 5G mm-Wave antenna design will contribute to creating optimal devices for end users,” said Dr. Huan-Chu Huang, Antenna Technical Director/ Principal Antenna Expert at Vivo.
“This successful development of 5G mm-Wave antenna array technology for smartphones denotes a further progression of Vivo's accumulation of industry-leading technology breakthroughs and capabilities.”
It is expected that by 2020 5G sub-6 GHz and mm-Wave antenna technology will be deployed in every major market globally.