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VVDN and Intel collaborate on 5G IoT Gateway

William Payne
February 28, 2019


Indian original design manufacturer VVDN Technologies is collaborating with Intel to design a 5G IoT gateway solution. Based on the Fibocom FG100 module with an Intel XMM 8160 5G chipset, the new 5G IoT Gateway will operate on both sub-6GHz and mmWave spectrum. The 5G IoT Gateway is planned to be available starting in 2020.

Gurugram-based VVDN's engineering and R&D services team are joining together with Intel's 5G teams to work on developing this new 5G gateway.

As a part of the project, the companies have developed an LTE CAT 16 IoT gateway with Fibocom L860 module, based on Intel XMM 7560 4G chipset. This gateway provides 4G LTE Cat 16 Internet connectivity via an 802.11n/ac dual Wi-Fi network. VVDN said in a statement that this gateway provides Internet access speeds up to 10 times faster than current solutions. 

"The world is on the verge of transitioning to 5G - which comes with a promise to transform the world. The demand for faster connections and better customer experience are the crucial priorities for OEMs today. The teaming up of VVDN with Intel will empower the first wave of 5G Based gateway solutions. The 5G IoT Gateway Solution will provide OEMs with an opportunity to address the latency and performance challenge significantly and will enable the truly connected world." said Vivek Bansal, president of engineering at VVDN. 

"5G will transform how we live, work, and play, ushering in a wave of innovation and enabling new markets," said Chenwei Yan, VP & GM of Intel's Connected Products and Programs. "Our work with VVDN will help operators worldwide extend 5G services to fixed wireless broadband, delivering experiences that benefit from lower latency, expanded capacity, and enhanced speeds."