Expanding 5G NR to industrial IoT.

The next industrial revolution is upon us, and the ability to deliver local and customized services with secure and reliable wireless connectivity is essential to this transformation. At Qualcomm, we are optimizing LTE today and inventing new 5G NR technologies to deliver high-performance, private industrial networks that will power this revolution.

Private industrial networks offer key benefits for industrial IoT.

Dedicated equipment for private industrial networks can provide optimized and secure services to meet the specific needs of a local facility, such as a manufacturing plant.


Network can be tailored for specific industrial applications (e.g., quality of service and latency).


A local network, that is independently managed and easy to deploy.


Network with cellular-grade security that also keeps sensitive data  local on the premises.

5G Unleashes the Power of Industrial IoT

Aug 1, 2019


Private LTE networks are ideal for industrial IoT.

Providing private LTE networks

See how LTE can be optimized for private industrial IoT networks.

Pioneering LTE spectrum sharing

Explore LTE-based solutions for unlicensed and shared spectrum such as Citizen Broadband Radio Service (CBRS).

Scaling from Gigabit LTE to LTE IoT

Discover how our industry-leading 4G LTE cellular modems provide Gigabit speeds.

Designing 5G to meet industrial IoT requirements.

We’re inventing new 5G technologies that will bring new capabilities and opportunities for private industrial networks, such as replacing wired industrial Ethernet for reconfigurable factories with our ultra-reliable, ultra-low latency 5G NR link.

Private 5G network for all services

Offering unified connectivity, a dedicated network, and optimized services.

Ultra-reliable low latency communication (URLLC)

Utilizing Coordinated Multi-Point (CoMP) provides high reliability as well as increased capacity. 

Industrial wireless Ethernet

Adapting 5G to support Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN).


MWC 2019: Ultra-reliable 5G NR for Industrial IoT

Mar 27, 2019


Private network spectrum offers options for both mobile operators and new entrants.

Unlicensed/shared spectrum

• Unlicensed spectrum can behave like dedicated spectrum in confined environments when controlled by the property owner

• 5G NR is being designed with new spectrum sharing paradigms for enhanced performance 

• Shared spectrum available on a regional level


5G Precise Indoor Positioning

Mar 18, 2020


5G Smart Factories

Mar 18, 2020


Qualcomm Technologies & Siemens Driving the Future of Industrial Manufacturing using 5G

Feb 27, 2020


Webinar - the Role of 5G in Private Networks for Industrial IoT

May 22, 2019


RCR Wireless at Hannover Messe: Qualcomm Works to Kickstart 5G for Industrial IoT with Live Ecosystem Demonstrations

Dec 18, 2018


Webinar: New Business Opportunities for 5G NR

Apr 26, 2019


5G NR Robotic Arm Demonstration at CES 2019

Feb 20, 2019


Webinar: How will 5G transform Industrial IoT

Jul 13, 2018


MWC 2019: Ultra-reliable 5G NR for Industrial IoT

Mar 27, 2019


5G NR Industrial IoT

May 14, 2018


Private LTE over CBRS demo

May 26, 2017


Industrial IoT use cases

May 14, 2018


Webinar: Private LTE networks create new opportunities for industrial IoT

May 14, 2018


Trial of private LTE network for industrial IoT

May 16, 2017


The Latest


Infographic: Transforming industry with 5G
Nov 15, 2019
Private 5G Networks for Industrial IoT
Aug 5, 2019
The Role of 5G in Private networks for Industrial IoT
May 30, 2019
New Business Opportunities for 5G NR
Nov 19, 2018
How CoMP can extend 5G NR to high capacity and ultra-reliable communications
Jul 16, 2018
How 5G Will Transform Industrial IoT
Jun 6, 2018
Read the white paper by Heavy Reading
Jul 6, 2017
Private LTE Network Presentation
May 31, 2017
Private LTE networks
Sep 11, 2018

Stay informed with our 5G and wireless technology newsletter.

©2020 Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its affiliated companies.

References to "Qualcomm" may mean Qualcomm Incorporated, or subsidiaries or business units within the Qualcomm corporate structure, as applicable.

Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm's licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm's engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses. Qualcomm products referenced on this page are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

Materials that are as of a specific date, including but not limited to press releases, presentations, blog posts and webcasts, may have been superseded by subsequent events or disclosures.

Nothing in these materials is an offer to sell any of the components or devices referenced herein.