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The future of 5G: More features, more spectrum, more AI

If you work in telecommunications or are a close industry watcher, it may seem that 5G has been dominating discussion for nearly a decade. It seems that way because it’s true—important, impactful things take time—but the best is yet to come. Even as 5G...

The 5G Advanced vision: Merging connectivity, compute and AI at the edge

The second phase of 5G helps maximize operator investments while setting the stage for 6G The first phase of 5G is largely complete and already delivering impactful new consumer and enterprise experiences. Looking to the coming years, with the transition from 5G to 5G Advanced...

Qualcomm, Bosch Rexroth make industrial 5G real

In a Robert Bosch Elektronik factory in Salzgitter, Germany, an automated robotic arm and assisted guided vehicle (AGV) are utilizing some of the most advanced 5G Standalone features for industry: Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN), precise positioning and Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC).  Qualcomm and Bosch have...

5 key technology inventions in 5G NR Release 17

Qualcomm’s leading role in driving advanced wireless technologies into the 3GPP global 5G standards I first wrote about the five Qualcomm wireless inventions that defined the 5G NR Release 15 foundation in 2016, and it was a time when 5G was only a vision. With...

What’s the role of artificial intelligence in the future of 5G and beyond?

We envision a world where virtually all devices are much more intelligent, simplifying and enriching our daily lives. Today, artificial intelligence (AI) is delivering enhanced experiences and new capabilities to our society in more ways than ever. AI not only provides the ability for...

Making the business case for 5G mmWave

Bell Labs Consulting sees short-term return and revenue increase from 5G mmWave network services With deployment ongoing or planned in major global markets, 5G mmWave investment is positioned to ramp up in public and private mobile networks, as well as to support fixed wireless access...

Demonstrating advanced 5G innovations (Sponsored)

Our latest 5G technology demonstrations for Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2021 This year, Mobile World Congress is taking place virtually and in Barcelona, Spain. Undoubtedly, it is one of the most important events of the year for the entire mobile industry. To showcase the progress...

Qualcomm VP of Engineering: ‘We’re taking 5G into 5G Advanced…and beyond’

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. is hard at work shaping the future of 5G as public networks continue to expand and improve, and ecosystem stakeholders work to harness 5G to power the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Vice President of Engineering John Smee, in an interview with RCR...

Private 5G networks will serve as a foundation for Industry 4.0

Industrial-grade enhancements coming to 5G with 3GPP Releases 16 and 17 Initial 5G network deployments, beginning in 2018 and continuing today, have largely been focused on providing consumers with an enhanced mobile broadband experience. However, as operators continue to invest in network capabilities enabled by...

Advancing 5G for the new decade

Our R&D focus to unlock the next chapter of 5G and the 5G technology demonstrations you can expect to see at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2021 https://youtu.be/Zp8CuUvMRE0 The past 12 months has seen many challenges, and the mobile ecosystem had to adapt to new working environments...

The essential role of technology standards

  Driving interoperability, ecosystem development, and future innovation Today, we take it for granted that our wireless devices and applications just work out of the box —smartphones can connect, make calls, and receive and send data anywhere in the world; laptops can seamlessly connect to any...

What key technology inventions will drive the 5G expansion?

  It seems like yesterday that I first wrote about the five wireless inventions that defined 5G NR. At the time, 5G was not yet deployed. Today, however, we are in the midst of rapidly expanding 5G’s global footprint. To date, over 70 mobile operators...

How does support for unlicensed spectrum with NR-U transform what 5G can do for you?

It has been almost a decade since Qualcomm Technologies embarked on the journey to realizing its vision for high-performance cellular networking in unlicensed spectrum. Now, just two years since the launch of 5G NR Release 15, 3GPP is set to complete Release 16 in...

New industrial IoT capabilities in 5G pave the way for Industry 4.0

5G smart factories get additional support as a host of new IIoT capabilities emerge As part of Qualcomm’s efforts to further support industry IoT applications, the company provided live over-the-air demonstrations of upcoming 5G industrial IoT capabilities such as Time Sensitive Networking (TSN), enhanced...

5G C-V2X poised to make roads safer

  Regulators and automotive OEMs embracing C-V2X for vehicular connectivity We’re all familiar with the futuristic vision of highways filled with vehicles driving themselves while passengers, fully confident in the technological abilities of connected vehicular systems, catch up on emails or finish watching their favorite television...

Enhancing mobile mmWave technology for expanded capabilities, better efficiencies

Infrastructure buildout costs and device power saving among key KPIs for operators With the 3GPP Release 16 Stage 3 freeze scheduled for June 2020, Qualcomm took to its test networks and system simulations to highlight some of the key 5G mmWave technology enhancements and features...

The path forward for sub-7 GHz wide-area 5G technology

Wide-area 5G enhancements coming as signal processing and full-duplex technologies evolve More than 100 operators on six continents have deployed 5G networks, according to data compiled by Ookla. And, with 5G here now and already making an impact on consumers and businesses, the next step...

How can the fabric of a simple dress be part of our 5G vision?

Explore use cases that illustrate how industries transformed by 5G will enrich people’s lives. The excitement for 5G is building and we are seeing great momentum across the industry. Qualcomm Technologies kicked off the charge with our early 5G NR-compliant prototypes in 2016, followed by the...

Wireless innovation — From LTE-U/LAA to 5G spectrum sharing

February 22 is a big date in the history of mobile broadband for several reasons. On that date last year, the FCC approved the first devices using LTE-U, a new technology that brought the benefits of LTE cellular technology into unlicensed spectrum, enabling consumers to...

Predicting real-world performance of 5G NR mobile networks and devices

  Last week, the mobile industry gathered in Barcelona, Spain, at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, to showcase the latest innovations in mobile technology. Over the last few years, 5G has quickly evolved from visionary statements in keynote presentations, to real demonstrations of 5G technologies...

Driving the 5G NR technology roadmap to further expand the 5G ecosystem

There is a rich roadmap of new technologies on the horizon as we drive the evolution and expansion of 5G  NR — the global 5G standard. This technology roadmap will expand the reach of 5G NR to new industries, new deployment and business models, and new...

Our 5G vision is closer to reality than ever

Leading global operators and OEMs coalesce around the Snapdragon X50 5G modem for first wave of mobile 5G launches in 2019. Last year, Qualcomm led a coalition of mobile industry leaders to answer the call for increased network capacity, to meet the ever-rising demands on mobile networks,...

Live from Lisbon: 3GPP completes first 5G standard

As the final days of 2017 draw closer, we achieved a very significant milestone this week in the path to making 5G a commercial reality. At the 3GPP RAN Plenary meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, which I’m actively participating in, 3GPP successfully completed the first...

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