Government Affairs

Inventing for a better tomorrow.

Qualcomm supports policies that encourage innovation, foster the proliferation of mobile technology and enable business-friendly environments globally.

Connecting the world.

Mobile networks have become the biggest technology platform in the history of mankind. As of February 2014, there were an estimated 7 billion cellular connections, in a world with 7.2 billion people.  This figure is expected to grow to approximately 8.7 billion connections by the end of 2018.


The benefits of mobile technology, in the U.S. and around the world, are profound. Our ability to connect and share information has forever changed just about every facet of our existence, from the ways we communicate with loved ones to the ways we learn, manage our resources, receive medical care and, of course, work. Public policy plays a critical role in ensuring that the benefits of mobile reach every corner of world.

Policy Guides

Qualcomm carefully monitors and evaluates developments that affect the world of wireless communications. Choose a topic and find out where we stand. 


Highly skilled talent, especially in the areas of math, engineering and the sciences, is vital to the success of Qualcomm and to the future of technological innovation around the world.

Invention and Intellectual Property

Innovation is a core driver of economic growth and competitiveness. Without a robust patent system and strong protection of intellectual property, innovation would not be possible.


Qualcomm believes that cultivating consumer trust through a foundation of security and privacy practices helps drive broader adoption and more personalized wireless technology offerings.


The benefits of mobile broadband depend upon the availability of adequate and appropriate spectrum. Qualcomm believes in freeing new spectrum in a responsible way to meet the demands of consumers and businesses.


Our journey toward sustainability began more than 25 years ago and has taken on even greater momentum in recent years with expanded initiatives, more formal governance and increased transparency.


Qualcomm supports policies that drive innovation and enable us to compete in today’s global marketplace.

Public Policy Contacts

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