5G Origin Story

Feb 18, 2020


Welcome to the Invention Age.

5G may be the most important technological development of the 21st century—and everyone thought it was impossible. Hear the story of 5G from the inventors who helped bring it to life.

Rube Goldberg meets the Invention Age.

The Invention Age is when talented FIRST students get to reimagine the Rube Goldberg Machine and use Snapdragon to literally make the impossible, possible.

This is the age of 5G. Made real by Qualcomm.

The mobile know-how we put into 3G and 4G enabled us to pioneer 5G, connected cars, and a true Internet of Things (IoT) that will have everyone, and everything, talking. 

Welcome to the Invention Age
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We're fueling 5G with 3G and 4G know-how. 

Our breakthroughs in mobile connectivity will make nearly anything the world’s innovators can dream up possible. In the Invention Age, 5G devices, smartphones, and infrastructure are enabling new mobile experiences and technologies that are evolving how we communicate to make it fast, smooth, and increasingly more immersive.

How 5G changes the way you game and communicate.

How 5G changes the way you watch and collaborate. 

Fast connectivity highways for 5G.

See how 5G in the Invention Age is designed to change your life.

Animating 5G: Breaking Through

Jan 7, 2019


Animating 5G: Millimeter Wave

Jan 7, 2019


Animating 5G: Low Latency

Jan 7, 2019


This is the age of unprecedented speed in the palm of your hand.

That means more responsive and immersive augmented reality (AR), high-quality, live-streaming virtual reality (VR), and real-time mobile gaming experiences with nearly zero lag, even for multiplayer online games.

5G is speeding up not just your mobile device, but your imagination.

We’re advancing 5G mobile connectivity in the Invention Age with a new wave of real-time shared immersive experiences you can have on your smartphone, like multiplayer gaming, watching sports, concertgoing, shopping, and more.  

A new kind of multiplayer gaming is on the way, with help from a strong network.

The future of entertainment is virtual.

5G use cases and you: socializing and shopping.

This is the age when cars connect to each other, the road, and virtually everything else.

Our breakthrough 5G technologies and advancements in cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology is designed to give connected cars on-board artificial intelligence (AI) so driving can become safer and more reliable for virtually everyone and everything on the road.

We’re paving the way to automotive safety, efficiency, and autonomy.

Our work in the automotive industry is helping advance car manufacturing in the Invention Age—making in-car experiences increasingly intelligent and security-rich. 

AI is transforming the automotive industry.

The future of transportation is smarter than ever.

We’re leading the world to 5G.

We invented foundational technologies of 5G, which is creating an intelligently connected future for people and things. Read how 5G is bringing the world a platform of innovations, redefining communication, powering the digital economy with the possibility of over $12 trillion in future growth, and much more.

Now with 5G, you can.

With 5G, your mobile device is designed to offer ultra-fast data rates, ultra-low latency, and connectivity nearly anywhere. That means you can share, watch, create, collaborate, communicate, and play like never before.

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