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5G mmWave: the next frontier in mobile broadband.

New 5G technologies are making spectrum bands above 24 GHz, loosely known as mmWave, available for mobile broadband communications for the first time. The abundant spectrum available at these high frequencies is capable of delivering extreme data speeds and capacity that will reshape the mobile experience.

Mobilzing mmWave for Enhanced Mobile Broadband

Oct 4, 2017


The mmWave challenge?

Transmissions at mmWave bands suffer from much higher path loss and susceptibility to blockage. They typically cannot even penetrate a wall. The solution—new 5G technologies.

Advanced 5G antenna techniques.

New 5G adaptive beamforming and beam tracking technologies are enabling robust and sustained mobile broadband communications in non-line-of-sight (NLOS) environments.

Maintaining an anchor in sub-6 GHz.

Tight integration with both 5G NR sub-6 GHz and 4G LTE will ensure that as users move out of range of 5G mmWave small cells, they will continue to enjoy seamless connectivity with ubiquitous coverage.

Optimized design for mobile devices.

The ability to integrate a large number of antenna elements and RF chains into cost effective phased-array RFICs to meet the cost, power and thermal constraints of mobile device form-factors.

Qualcomm is driving the technology innovations to mobilize mmWave.

Qualcomm® 802.11ad 60 GHz technology

802.11ad 60 GHz chipset commercial for mobile devices with a 32-antenna array.

5G mmWave prototype system and trial platform

End-to-end system initially operating at 28 GHz demonstrating NLOS operation and robust mobility.

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X50 5G Modem

World’s first 5G modem chipset designed to support early 5G mmWave trials and networks.

mmWave Videos

Mobilizing mmWave with 5G

May 14, 2018


Webinar: Making 5G mmWave a Commercial Reality

Oct 4, 2017