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Quectel achieves first 5G data call over 5G mmWave module

William Payne
October 17, 2019


Chinese GNSS and cellular technology supplier Quectel Wireless Solutions has completed its first 5G data call over its 5G millimetre wave (mmWave) module that fully complies with 3GPP Release 15 5G NR standards. The company is claiming it as an industry first.

The 5G data call was made over Quectel RM510Q-GL 5G module based on Keysight's 5G testing device in a lab. The company says it will pave the way for the upcoming 5G mmWave field tests and commercial deployment of 5G IoT projects. 

Designed for IoT/eMBB applications, Quectel RM510Q-GL features the Snapdragon X55 5G Modem and supports mmWave and Sub-6GHz frequencies in both 5G Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) operations. 

According to Quectel, the M.2 module covers nearly all the mainstream carriers worldwide. Designed backward compatible with LTE-A and 3G networks, RM510Q-GL integrates multi-constellation GNSS receiver, eSIM, as well as high-speed interfaces such as USB 3.1 and PCIe 3.0, which make it suitable for globally deployed mobile devices including Always Connected PCs (ACPC), industrial PDAs, mobile gateways and more.

AsusTek Computer Inc., a Taipei-based multinational computer company, is planning to use RM510Q-GL for its next-generation 5G mmWave laptops, according to Quectel.