Chip makers look to knock Qualcomm off LTE perch


Chip makers such as Intel (INTC) and Broadcom (BRCM) are using the Mobile World Congress to demonstrate technology that will increase network speeds.

One new service is expected to provide download rates of up to 300 megabits a second, four to six times the top speeds of existing LTE networks.

The companies are out to chip away at the dominance of Qualcomm (QCOM), which holds 9% of the LTE market.

Other companies that are putting out decent LTE chips include Nvidia (NVDA), MediaTek, Marvell Technology (MRVL), and Spreadtrum Communications (SPRD).

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  • mKiwi
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    I think perhaps it is time for Nokia and AMD to team up and offer an LTE mobile part.

     

    Combine Nokia's LTE technology with AMD's Mullins part and BOOM BABY!
    24 Feb 2014, 04:49 PM Reply Like
  • newbie_10
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    > "Nokia's LTE technology"

     

    What do you mean?

     

    Nokia had already sold their Wireless Modem business to Renesas back in 2010.

     

    http://nokia.ly/1n55nZk

     

    Renesas has in turn sold the business to Broadcom in 2013.

     

    http://bit.ly/18EEQIY
    4 Mar 2014, 12:36 AM Reply Like
  • TimBikes
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    "The companies are out to chip away at the dominance of Qualcomm (QCOM), which holds 9% of the LTE market." Source? 9%?
    6 Apr 2014, 01:04 AM Reply Like
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