Verizon has certified Telit’s FN980 and FN980m 5G modules for use on its 5G Ultra Wideband and 5G Nationwide networks. Based on the new 3GPP Rel. 15 standard, the 5G module series enables bandwidth intensive IoT applications, including high-definition (HD) surveillance video and digital signage, to take advantage of Verizon's 5G network in both millimeter wave (mmWave) and sub-6 GHz spectrum.
Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X55 5G Modem-RF System, the FN980 and FN980m support all 3GPP 5G deployment scenarios, including non-standalone LTE-5G NR dual connectivity (EN-DC), dynamic spectrum sharing between LTE and 5G, and full 5G NR standalone mode. Featuring an industrial-grade design, the FN980m is ideal for mission-critical applications that require maximum reliability, including industrial routers and gateways, fixed wireless access, professional mobile high-resolution video broadcasting equipment and more. Both modules support sub-6GHz FDD/TDD and LTE Category 20 – 7x carrier aggregation.
"Certifying the first 5G millimeter wave module, will pave the way for more innovative devices to be built on our 5G network," said Brian Mecum, VP Device Technology at Verizon. "Telit modules enable the IoT end users to harness the full power of 5G on Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband and 5G Nationwide networks."