© Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

© Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Qualcomm officials and key mobile

players toast to 5G becoming real in

February 2019

Attendees look at 5G

mobile phones at the

Qualcomm stand

Information Technology (MIIT)

issued the 5G business operation

licenses to four companies — China

Broadcasting Network Corp., China

Mobile, China Telecom, and China

Unicom, giving the green light for 5G

commercialization. In anticipation

of this milestone, China Unicom

announced a 5G rollout plan in

collaboration with Nubia, OnePlus,

OPPO, Vivo, Xiaomi, and ZTE.

Additionally, Lenovo just launched

the Z6 Pro 5G smartphone to much


Overall, more than 20 operators

worldwide have launched 5G

services, and Qualcomm expects

over 20 OEMs to launch 5G devices

in the first 12 months following

the first commercial launch. This is

much faster than the deployment

of 4G, which saw four operator and

three OEM launches in the first year.



Virtually every 5G mobile device

launched is powered by the

Q u a l c o m m S n a p d ra g o n 8 5 5

Mobile Platform, the world’s first

commercial mobile platform to

support multi-gigabit 5G. And part

of this platform is the industry’s only

modem-to-antenna 5G solution,

featuring the Snapdragon X50 5G

Modem and Qualcomm RF frontend.

These breakthrough technologies

are leading to exciting growth in the

Qualcomm Technologies pipeline.

The company now has over 150

5G design wins — 5X the number

it announced in January. Much of

this success can be attributed to

Qualcomm’s decades of mobile

experience and its early investment

in 5G. The company overcame

technical hurdles to invent oncethought-impossible


needed for 5G, like the world’s first

modem-to-antenna system for

commercial 5G. This is what allowed

Qualcomm to unlock mmWave

and sub-6 GHz and help make 5G a


Qualcomm is already sampling

its second generation of 5G

technologies and working toward

mainstream adoption: In February,

the company announced its

Snapdragon X55 5G modem and 5G

Qualcomm RF front end solutions,

followed by the introduction of

the industry’s first Snapdragon

Mobile Platform with integrated

5G. These products position

Qualcomm to power the second

wave of 5G devices, launching in

late 2019 and early 2020. This

includes areas beyond mobile

devices, as 5G is quickly moving

into fields such as fixed wireless

broadband and industrial IoT. The

world’s first 5G PC, the Project

Limitless collaboration with Lenovo,

was announced in May and uses

the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx

Compute Platform. Qualcomm

is also innovating in areas like

automotive, with the Snapdragon

Automotive 5G Platform.


As this new generation of wireless

removes barriers to invention

and ushers in a new age of rapid

innovation, it’s exciting to see

all the ways 5G and its related

technologies will enable customers,

transform industries, and enrich

lives. Thanks to the many Qualcomm

employees and the collaboration

within the entire mobile industry,

5G debuted ahead of schedule and

with much anticipation. It’s already

delivering new and improved user

experiences, and it’s exciting to

think about what’s to come in the

future like AR navigation, multiplayer

cloud gaming, and real-time

video translation.

If you weren’t already excited for

5G, it’s time to get on board. 5G

is here, and the possibilities are


Source: Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product

of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or

its subsidiaries








Keynote by Cristiano Amon,

President, Qualcomm


Friday 6 September 2019


2:00 pm


Grand Theatre – Hall 26b

www.ifa-international.org IFA International • Monday 2 September 2019


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