Telit completes initial live 5G tests of industrial-grade M.2 data card to bring advanced 5G radio technologies to market

Telit announced Wednesday a series of tests of its new industrial-grade 5G data card, the FN980m. Conducted on a live 5G network in Korea, the tests highlight Telit’s position in providing businesses and other organizations with 5G solutions for industrial routers and gateways, fixed wireless access, video broadcasting, and private LTE/5G networks.

Telit 5G data cards are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G modems, which allow OEMs to build 5G multimode devices, support virtually any combination of spectrum bands and modes, and allow OEMs to bring a variety of connected devices to 5G networks.

Telit’s 5G data cards are ideal for a variety of deployments, including enterprise network appliances, branch and remote office routers and gateways, customer premises equipment (CPE), and bandwidth-intensive applications that require speeds of more than 10 times that of a typical LTE device. Telit 5G data cards support both non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA) modes of operation to enable support for all major 5G networks that are expected to be deployed.

The Telit FN980m data card is designed for use globally, incorporating support for all scenarios prescribed by the 3GPP for short-, mid- and long-term scaling of 5G, including non-standalone LTE-5G NR dual connectivity (EN-DC), dynamic spectrum sharing between LTE and 5G, and full 5G NR standalone mode. 

The data card enables new opportunities and markets for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), system integrators and service providers working with high-performance, bandwidth-intensive applications such as enterprise office gateways, private networks and large-scale IoT systems.

The network tests were on a Tier 1 operator’s live 5G network in Korea at sub-6 GHz frequencies. A second set of successful tests were conducted in millimeter wave spectrum using test equipment.

“The successful tests of our new Telit FN980m 5G data card on a live 5G network in Korea are the latest examples of how Telit continually delivers on our promise to bring the latest and greatest technologies to market first,” said Marco Contento, Vice President, Technologies, Telit. “These tests show operators, integrators and end users worldwide that the 5G era is here, and once again, Telit is leading the way.”

Samples are currently shipping, with commercial shipments following in the first quarter of next year.

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