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Take Notice – Are You Near a Qualcomm LTE modem?

Whether it is your smartphone, your tablet, your router or your car, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. is helping connect devices with its Qualcomm Gobi™ modems and Qualcomm Snapdragon™ processors which feature integrated modems, in many places around you.

Aug 23, 2013 by Kanu Chadha

Qualcomm’s CnE Brings “Smarts” to 3G/4G Wi-Fi Seamless Interworking

Have you ever been frustrated when you connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot and its speed is slower than what you had with 3G/4G? Or even worse, once connected to this slow Wi-Fi, your smartphone doesn’t even try to fetch data from 3G/4G? Or how about when you see a strong Wi-Fi signal only to realize that there is no Internet connectivity or there is a firewall?

Jul 2, 2013 by Prakash Sangam

Crossing over between 3G/4G and Wi-Fi – Seamless and Robust

Not a long ago, when we started talking about small cells, the first question we would always hear was “why do we need small cells, when we have Wi-Fi?” But that has rapidly evolved into “how can we ensure that the interworking between 3G/4G and Wi-Fi is robust and seamless?”

The interworking becomes even more crucial considering the looming 1000x challenge, in which Qualcomm envisions dense deployments of small cells, most of which are integrated with Wi-Fi.

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Apr 22, 2013 by Prakash Sangam

Evolving your voice – VoLTE, WCDMA+ and more

Quick question for you—what technology do you use when you make a voice call on your shiny new 4G LTE smartphone? Answer - 3G, and in some cases even 2G!

Jul 10, 2012 by Prakash Sangam

Showcasing the future of 3G/4G at MWC

Over the last few months, we were hard at work on envisioning, developing, prototyping and testing the newest enhancements of 3G/4G technologies. And now, we are proud to say that we’re ready to demonstrate them in the flesh. However, you will have to wait until Feb 27th to see them live in action!

Feb 24, 2012 by Prakash Sangam

Is meeting data demand child’s play?

Would you believe that meeting data demand can be as easy as child’s play? No? Check out this video (after reading my blog of course)!

Jan 18, 2012 by Prakash Sangam

Marching toward femto networks!

During my recent talk about small cells and their evolution toward higher coverage, capacity and reach, a listener asked me, “Isn’t that what today’s picocells offer?” The answer is, “Exactly!” As we move toward femto networks, femtos will be used as traditional picocells, combining the plug and play benefit of femto architecture with larger coverage and capacity of picocells. Our recent announcement of femto chipsets supporting up to 32 users is a major step in that direction.

Dec 5, 2011 by Prakash Sangam

UltraSON™ – Making femto deployments ultra easy!

As a father of two kids, I am the happiest when they self organize their things without my intervention. Well, that might be a bit of a stretch when it comes to kids, but it’s actually a reality for unplanned, plug-and-play femtocells, thanks to Qualcomm’s UltraSON (Ultra Self Organizing Network).

Sep 22, 2011 by Prakash Sangam

The ins and outs of MIMO in HSPA+

With a few exceptions, more is always better — and antennas are no exception! Realizing this, HSPA+ evolution incorporates a slew of advanced multi-antenna techniques such as MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output), Beamforming/Transmit Diversity, and others. MIMO is one of the main components for enabling HSPA+’s famed, successively higher peak data rates – starting from 28 Mbps in Rel. 7 to 168 Mbps in Rel. 10, and even higher in Rel. 11 and beyond, also called HSPA+ Advanced.

Sep 13, 2011 by Prakash Sangam

Helping High School Correspondence Students Earn Diplomas

Do you believe in giving people second chances? We do. We also value education. That’s why Qualcomm, through our Wireless Reach™ initiative, is collaborating with Renaissance Academy, a private correspondence high school in Japan, on a pioneering project that leverages 3G technologies to help high school dropouts re-engage in learning and earn their diplomas.

Aug 25, 2011 by Jun Yamada

Higher Mobile Broadband Potential Through Stronger Networks

It wasn’t all that long ago when our modest mobile phones were just that, capable only of providing us with voice and SMS services. Today, these devices have evolved into “smartphones”. They enable us to read the daily newspaper; listen to the latest hit songs; book a holiday to Europe and even sling birds at little green pigs on these devices. Oh…and make calls and send instant messages

Aug 22, 2011

How 3G wireless connectivity is saving lives in underserved communities

I recently came across a blog post and photos on the Wireless Access for Health project (WAH) by the Center for Health Market Innovations. I have always been fascinated by the benefits that wireless connectivity can bring to underserved communities, particular in the area of e-health, and this project is really something extraordinary.

Jul 22, 2011 by Mantosh Malhotra

Repatriation: A Win for the US Economy

The latest round of gloomy economic numbers should add greater urgency to bipartisan efforts to pass repatriation legislation. American businesses have an estimated $1 trillion sitting offshore, and many in Congress would like to bring that cash home with a lower tax rate as an incentive.

Jul 14, 2011 by William Bold

Mobile Devices Bring Dermatology Specialist to Low-Income Patients in Egypt

Recently, on behalf of Wireless Reach, I had the opportunity to announce the results of our first project in the Middle East – the Egypt Teledermatology Pilot Project – which serves as an example of how mobile devices can provide a viable medical solution for Egypt’s health care system.

May 18, 2011 by Moheb Ramsis

Application Downloads

We’ve previously written about the central role that 3G networks will play in enabling the Internet of Everything and in helping to future-proof embedded products and solutions. And while the core benefits of mobile broadband networks for smart services remain the same (e.g., extensive coverage, low latency for real-time communications, higher levels of security, faster data rates for high-bandwidth applications, lower cost per bit, etc.), there’s a new capability emerging within this space that could have an even greater impact: application downloads.

Mar 21, 2011 by Greg Le Beau

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