Broadcom is banking on its Max WiFi chip platform to spearhead a broader push into the 5G and IoT markets. The chip giant does have a presence in both markets mostly through its Ethernet switch offerings, although not comparative to its position as one of the world's largest silicon providers.
Nitin Madan, product manager at Broadcom, explained to SDxCentral that WiFi will be counted on to provide in-building coverage and capacity for 5G. This is despite the current move by telecom operators in targeting their initial 5G deployments toward in-building broadband replacements.
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