Walk through the history of 5G.

We’ve been working on 5G for 10+ years - inventing, driving standards, proving concepts. and enabling our partners to be successful. See how our milestones have led us to 5G.

Powering the digital economy.

5G will be a major economic driver—spurring the innovation of new industries, products, services and job creation. To better understand and quantify these impacts, Qualcomm commissioned The 5G Economy – a landmark research project. 

Areas of 5G research and development.


Designing a unified, more capable 5G radio for sub-6 GHz & mmWave. 

LTE Advanced Pro

Providing a rich roadmap of LTE advancements essential to 5G.

5G Spectrum Sharing

Bringing new opportunities with access to unlicensed/shared spectrum.

Private Industrial Networks

Delivering local and customized services for Industrial IoT. 


Connecting vehicles to everything for safer, more autonomous driving

5G Massive IoT

Scaling to meet the needs of low-power, wide-area IoT use cases.

Building upon 30+ years of wireless leadership.

From our early work in pioneering CDMA which became the foundation to 3G, to our leadership in driving the evolution and expansion of 4G LTE and Wi-Fi, Qualcomm has been delivering system-level wireless inventions that have fueled the mobile industry. Our leadership in 3G, 4G LTE, and Wi-Fi will be essential in the 5G era.