This year I am really not even gonna stress until there's a known way to decipher which carriers have what types of Modems or Radios. There's a measureable advantage in having a Qualcomm modem. As can be seen below. https://www.macrumors.com/2016/10/20/iphone-7-plus-qualcomm-modem-bests-intel-modem/ Sadly due to Apple fighting with Qualcomm IPhone 8 likely will not have Gigabit LTE speeds. As can be read below. https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/9/15771622/apple-iphone-lte-gigabit-speeds-qualcomm-intel-modems At least Phones with Qualcomm modems work really well. Hands down my 6s Plus Qualcomm modem crushes my brothers 7 Plus with an Intel modem. I get signal and data in places he can't Period.