Quectel's 5G Sub-6 GHz Module is Now Available for Mass Deployment

Quectel Wireless Solutions has announced that its RG500Q-EA 5G NR module has achieved commercial readiness and is now available to support global customers who are looking to start mass deployment. Featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G modem, the RG500Q-EA is ideal for a variety of industrial and consumer IoT applications, including business routers, home gateways, customer premises equipment (CPE), MiFi, industrial IoT (IIoT), industrial laptops, PDAs, video surveillance, digital signage, 4K/8K live streaming and many other bandwidth-intensive use cases.

The Quectel RG500Q-EA supports major sub-6GHz frequency bands as well as worldwide LTE-A and WCDMA network coverage, allowing customers to deploy their IoT solutions flexibly in Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East. 

Key Features of the RG500Q-EA Include:
  • LGA form factor, 41.0 × 44.0 × 2.75mm
  • 5G sub-6GHz module, both NSA and SA modes
  • DL 4 × 4 MIMO for 5G sub-6GHz and LTE Cat 16
  • PCIe 3.0, USB 3.1 and RGMII interfaces
  • Multi-constellation GNSS receiver

A pioneer of IoT innovation, Quectel was one of the first vendors to offer 5G NR modules and has a market-leading 5G portfolio covering both sub-6 GHz and mmWave technologies, delivered in LGA and M.2 form factors to perfectly cater for the differing demands of a wide range of IoT applications.

Recently, Quectel teamed up with global customers and completed, frequent live tests in the non-standalone (NSA) mode on different types of 5G devices including CPE, live video broadcast and Always Connected PC (ACPC). By the end of 2019, more than 200 global OEMs spanning a broad spectrum of industries had chosen to work with Quectel for their next-gen 5G designs.

Quectel has also made breakthroughs in the 5G standalone (SA) sector. In early 2020, the company completed the first sub-6 GHz SA data call in-lab and is currently collaborating with leading telecom equipment manufacturers and carriers to conduct 5G SA live tests. The 5G SA features are expected to be available for commercial use in Q2 2020.