Brazilian handset and PABX manufacturer Intelbras and American chipmaker Qualcomm have teamed up to produce 5G Customer Premise Equipment (CPE), using the second generation Qualcomm 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) platform with the Snapdragon X62 5G Modem-RF system and Qualcomm Wi-Fi 6 and 6E.
According to Intelbras, the initiative is intended to meet the demand of operators and internet providers in Brazil. The project also comes at an opportune time, as the auction of frequencies for 5G in Brazil is approaching, increasing the need to develop an ecosystem of 5G devices.
"The initiative aims to meet the demand of operators and internet providers in Brazil at an important time when the imminent auction of frequencies for 5G increases the need to develop the ecosystem of 5G and Wi-Fi 6 devices in the country," it explained.
With the multi-year agreement, Intelbras should be the Brazilian company to move towards the local development of solutions based on the SDX 62 and also the integration in the global 5G production chain, making Brazil an important part of the productive sector for the fifth generation of connectivity.
“Intelbras has a high technical capacity to develop and manufacture quality products. Our brand is present in 98% of Brazilian municipalities and we are recognized for our extensive customer service”, said Altair Silvestri, CEO of Intelbras.
“We have a long and close relationship with ISPs ( Internet Service Providers) and telephone operators, these are unique characteristics that will allow Intelbras to facilitate the spreading of Wi-Fi and 5G technologies in the country”, added the executive.
The Intelbras, with the Qualcomm Technologies solutions, produce 5G FWA solutions that provide high-quality connectivity, speed, and latency similar to the optical fiber, without the need for cabling and installation in the last mile (last mile), the release claimed.
The 5G FWA technology has been called Fiber Through the Air, which will provide advanced services for homes and offices, such as 4k/8k video streaming, internet of things (IoT) devices ), online games with very low latency, virtual reality applications, among others. The products are expected to be available from 2022.