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Today at MWC 2024, TCL unveiled the TCL LINKKEY IK511, heralded as one of the pioneering 3GPP R17 5G RedCap USB dongles worldwide, powered by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.’s Snapdragon X35 5G Modem-RF System. This launch signifies a remarkable stride in the commercialization of 5G RedCap technology, catering to both M2M (Machine to Machine) and consumer applications, aligning with TCL’s vision of democratizing 5G accessibility across all domains.

The 5G RedCap, a novel technology introduced in 3GPP R17, boasts cost and power efficiency advantages over 5G eMBB, facilitating rapid 5G adoption with reduced investment. This breakthrough extends the reach of 5G connectivity across diverse application landscapes, promising to be a pivotal force in future 5G deployments.

With the TCL LINKKEY IK511, TCL endeavours to accelerate the integration of 5G applications by advocating for the adoption of 5G RedCap technology. Positioned as an ideal solution for M2M environments, the IK511 expedites industrial digitalization, propelling swift advancements in the field.


Gautam Sheoran, Vice President of Product Management at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., emphasized Qualcomm’s commitment to fostering universal connectivity through their Snapdragon X35 5G Modem-RF System. He highlighted the significance of TCL LINKKEY IK511 in seamlessly bringing 5G connectivity to diverse M2M devices and applications, thereby enriching the 5G ecosystem.

Jesse Wu, General Manager of Smart Connected Device at TCL Communication, underscored TCL’s legacy in the global MBB sector and their dedication to empowering users worldwide with reliable connectivity solutions. He emphasized the collaborative efforts between TCL and Qualcomm Technologies in propelling 5G adoption, envisioning a future marked by enhanced connectivity and interoperability.

As a leading brand in mobile broadband, TCL reaffirmed its commitment to providing secure, high-speed, and seamless connectivity solutions across various scenarios. Collaborating closely with carriers and partners, TCL continues to deliver comprehensive FWA & MBB solutions spanning homes, businesses, mobile devices, and M2M applications, bridging the transition from 4G to 5G seamlessly.