Mobilizing mmWave with 5G NR.

The abundant spectrum available at mmWave frequency bands above 24 GHz is capable of delivering extreme data speeds and capacity. At Qualcomm, we’re pioneering advanced 5G NR technologies to mobilize mmWave that will reshape mobile experiences.

Overcoming numerous wireless challenges to mobilize mmWave.

Transmissions at mmWave bands suffer from significantly higher path loss and susceptibility to blockage. In addition, mmWave RF complexity makes meeting the cost and power constraints of mobile devices extremely challenging, which is why mmWave for mobile communications has historically been not feasible—until now. 5G NR mmWave is changing this, and we’re leading the way. 

Indoor 5G NR mmWave

Mar 19, 2019


Driving the technology innovations needed to mobilize mmWave.

Advanced beamforming and beam tracking techniques use 3D directional antennas to increase coverage and non-line of sight (NLOS) operation.

Webinar: Making 5G mmWave a Commercial Reality
Oct 4, 2017 | 59:18

Tight integration with Gigabit LTE or 5G NR in sub-6 GHz bands provide ubiquitous coverage and a seamless user experience.

An optimized RF front-end (RFFE) design provides the ability to integrate a large amount of RF complexity into a smartphone form factor.

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Working with global operators to simulate 5G NR mmWave coverage.

Another area of concern for using mmWave bands is the need for massive small cell deployments in order to take advantage of these technologies. Through collaboration with global operators, we’ve shown that significant outdoor coverage is possible utilizing existing LTE macro and small cell sites in 10+ global cities. 

Commercializing 5G NR mmWave in a smartphone.

802.11ad technology

Showcasing mmWave (60 GHz) viability in smartphone form factor.

5G NR mmWave prototype

Demonstrating an optimized mmWave RF front-end design.

The Snapdragon X50 5G modem

Commercialization of the world’s first announced 5G NR modem is targeted for smartphones in the first half of 2019.

Qualcomm QTM052 mmWave antenna modules

The worlds’ first-announced, fully-integrated mmWave RF solution for smartphones.

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mmWave Videos

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Fierce Wireless Webinar - Breaking the wireless barriers to mobilize 5G NR mmWave

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RCR Webinar - What new indoor opportunities will 5G NR mmWave bring

May 14, 2019


Mobilzing mmWave for Enhanced Mobile Broadband

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Sep 21, 2018


RCR Webinar - First look at 3GPP Release 16 and beyond - Lorenzo Casaccia

Jun 20, 2018


5G NR Explained in 101 Seconds

May 14, 2018


5G NR sub-6 GHz interoperability testing

May 14, 2018


5G NR mmWave interoperability testing

May 14, 2018


5G Network Capacity and User Experience Simulation

May 14, 2018


Making 5G NR a Reality – Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G NR Sub-6 GHz Prototype System

May 14, 2018


5G NR Overview

May 14, 2018


The latest


Fierce Wireless eBrief - 5G release 16+
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The 3GPP Release-15 5G NR Design
Apr 6, 2018
Expanding the 5G NR ecosystem and roadmap in 3GPP Rel-16 & beyond
Apr 6, 2018
Making 5G NR a reality
Sep 15, 2016
5G research on Waveform and Multiple Access Techniques
Jun 6, 2016
Fierce Wireless eBrief - Indoor 5G NR mmWave deployment opportunities
Jun 20, 2019

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