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Year of 5G proliferation.

This year, global mobile operators are eyeing on expanding their 5G network footprint and device manufacturers have leapfrogged in their plans to roll out 5G enabled devices for market dominance.

On the technology side, 3GPP will see the completion of Release16 early this year, expanding 5G technologies to new verticals: automotive, industrial IoT, and many more.

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1/6 Qualcomm Introduces Car-to-Cloud Service for Over-the-Air Vehicle Updates and On-Demand Services & Features


9/17 U.S. Cellular, Qualcomm and Ericsson Achieve Extended-Range 5G Data Call Over mmWave

U.S. Cellular, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) announced that the companies have successfully achieved the first extended range 5G NR millimeter Wave (mmWave) data call in the U.S. on a commercial network.

9/3 Qualcomm Drives 5G PC Ecosystem Expansion with Next Generation Compute Platform, Powering New 2-in-1 Laptops from OEMs Inclu

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced at Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) Berlin the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 8cx Gen 2 5G compute platform, the company’s most advanced and efficient compute platform.

9/3 Qualcomm Scales 5G to the Snapdragon 4-Series Mobile Platforms

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced its plans to accelerate 5G global commercialization at scale by expanding its portfolio of 5G mobile platforms to the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 4-series in early 2021.

8/31 Qualcomm, Casa Systems and Ericsson Achieve World’s First Extended-Range 5G NR Data Call Over mmWave

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., Casa Systems (NASDAQ: CASA) and Ericsson announced that the companies have successfully completed the world’s first extended-range 5G NR data call over mmWave.

8/27 Qualcomm and Ericsson Complete World-First Interoperability Milestone to Drive 5G Carrier Aggregation

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and Ericsson announced the completion of key interoperability tests to enable global operators and OEMs in implementing 5G carrier aggregation – a critical feature in 5G specifications to lift performance, capacity, and coverage in the rapidly expanding 5G networks.

8/27 Veoneer and Qualcomm to Power Next Generation ADAS and Autonomous Driving Systems

Designed to address the growing complexities associated with developing advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), including safety compliance, the integrated software and SoC platform aims to address the growing needs of the automotive ecosystem for scalable and upgradable solutions, which require highly advanced and power-efficient compute, connectivity and cloud service capabilities across all vehicle tiers.

8/25 Today’s technology advancements shaping tomorrow’s smart transportation

Technology advances in cellular communication have ushered an era of ubiquitous connectivity.

8/16 Qualcomm and CBN Achieve the World’s First 700 MHz Band 5G Data Call

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and China Broadcasting Network (CBN) announced that the two companies successfully achieved the world’s first large-bandwidth 2x30MHz 5G data call demonstration in the 700MHz (Band n28) FDD spectrum band.

8/5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus Mobile Platform Powers New Lineup of Samsung Flagship Smartphones

Following Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced that its latest premium tier Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform is powering Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.’s latest and most cutting-edge lineup of flagship devices, including the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra and Note20 in select regions, and the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S7/S7+ globally.

7/21 San Diego Regional Proving Ground Joins Efforts with Qualcomm to Launch C-V2X Program in San Diego

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and the San Diego Regional Proving Grounds (SDRPG) announced today the launch of a new C-V2X direct communication program for California.

7/8 Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform

Upgraded flagship mobile platform to power second half 2020 commercial smartphones.

7/8 Consortium of Leading Automotive and Telecom Companies Announce Successful Completion of ConVeX C-V2X Project

Audi, Ericsson, Qualcomm, SWARCO and Technical University of Kaiserslautern conclude that C-V2X technology is a reliable and high-performing solution for cooperative ITS.

7/7 Propelling 5G forward: A closer look at 3GPP Release 16

Release 16 not only continues to enhance the solid Release 15 technology foundation to bring better 5G system performance and efficiency, it also delivers key technologies for transforming new industries.

7/3 What key technology inventions will drive the 5G expansion?

Today we are in the midst of rapidly expanding 5G’s global footprint. To date, over 70 mobile operators have already deployed commercial 5G services around the world, and we expect many more to do so by the end of this year.

6/17 Qualcomm Launches World’s First 5G and AI-Enabled Robotics Platform

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., announced the Qualcomm® Robotics RB5 platform – the Company’s most advanced, integrated, comprehensive offering designed specifically for robotics. Building on the successful Qualcomm® Robotics RB3 platform and its broad adoption in a wide array of robotics and drone products available today, the Qualcomm Robotics RB5 platform is comprised of an extensive set of hardware, software and development tools.

6/16 Qualcomm Announces First 5G Snapdragon 6-Series Mobile Platform

Global original equipment manufacturers demonstrate strong support for new platform

6/11 How does support for unlicensed spectrum with NR-U transform what 5G can do for you?

It has been almost a decade since Qualcomm Technologies embarked on the journey to realizing its vision for high-performance cellular networking in unlicensed spectrum.

6/3 Qualcomm Completes Validation of Qualcomm 9205 LTE Modem on NTT DOCOMO’s Low-Power Wide-Area Networks

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. has completed validation of our cutting-edge Qualcomm® 9205 LTE IoT Modem’s capabilities for Japanese network operator NTT DOCOMO’s 3GPP Release-14 LTE-M network, adding to the growing number of carriers around the world to validate the chipset’s performance for multimode IoT networks.

5/26 Qualcomm Collaborates with 15 Global Operators to Deliver XR Viewers

Qualcomm Technologies, at Augmented World Expo (AWE), celebrates the milestone of partnering with global operators, smartphone OEMs and XR viewer manufacturers to deliver XR viewers to consumers and enterprises within the next year.

5/12 With 5G here, what’s next for the Internet of Things?

We are only at the beginning of the 5G era yet we have already witnessed an unprecedented rate of 5G network buildouts and increasing demand for support of a wide range of 5G devices, starting with the smartphone.

5/10 Qualcomm Addresses Growing Demand for 5G by Announcing New Snapdragon 768G Mobile Platform

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 768G Mobile Platform, a follow-on to the Snapdragon 765G. Snapdragon 768G is designed to bring next-level performance that enables smart, immersive gaming experiences with the integration of truly global 5G, sophisticated on-device AI and select Qualcomm® Snapdragon Elite Gaming™ features.

5/7 Fujitsu and Qualcomm Complete Multi-Gigabit Data Call Using 5G Carrier Aggregation

Fujitsu Limited and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. together accomplished an industry-leading landmark by successfully completing a 5G NR data call with multi-gigabit connection using 5G sub-6 GHz carrier aggregation.

4/16 Qualcomm Announces World’s Most Power-Efficient NB2 IoT Chipset

Qualcomm continues our legacy of leading wireless innovation by announcing a breakthrough new product to drive the growth of cellular IoT: the Qualcomm® 212 LTE IoT Modem, the world’s most power-efficient single-mode NB2 (NB-IoT) chipset.

3/19 Advanced 5G technology demonstrations give you a glimpse of the 5G future

At Qualcomm Technologies, we see 5G as the mobile innovation platform for this decade and beyond.

3/10 Qualcomm Announces Significant Progress Toward Commercial Introduction of C-V2X in Europe

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, today announced that multiple Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) products from leading automotive and infrastructure suppliers, featuring the Qualcomm® 9150 C-V2X Platform, have completed certification in accordance with the European Radio Equipment Directive (“RED”) Certification in Europe, a requirement for placing radio equipment on the market.

2/25 Qualcomm Accelerates XR Headset Development with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 5G Reference Design

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. unveiled a new extended reality (XR) reference design headset based on the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ XR2 Platform, making it the world’s first 5G-enabled XR reference design that packs superior performance, immersion and interactivity.

2/25 Mobile Operators to Support 5G PCs Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Compute Platforms

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced that leading mobile operators from around the world will support 5G PCs powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Compute Platforms.

2/25 Global Cellular Infrastructure Firms Select Qualcomm 5G RAN Technologies

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced that leading mobile operators from around the world will support 5G PCs powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Compute Platforms.

2/25 Qualcomm Demonstrates Future 5G Technologies That Enhance Performance, Efficiency, and Enable New Use Cases

Continuing the Company’s legacy of developing and demonstrating breakthrough technologies, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. is announcing a suite of new advanced 5G technology demonstrations, providing a glimpse of our rich roadmap of 5G technologies.

2/25 Flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G Mobile Platform Powers First Wave of 2020 5G Smartphones

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced that global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and brands ASUS, Black Shark, Fujitsu Connected Technologies Limited, iQOO, Lenovo, Nubia, OPPO, realme, Redmi, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, Sharp Corporation, Sony, vivo, Xiaomi and ZTE have selected the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 5G Mobile Platform for their 5G device launches this year.

2/18 Qualcomm Introduces Third-Generation 5G Modem-RF System to Enhance 5G Performance Globally

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced the Snapdragon X60 5G Modem-RF System, its third-generation 5G modem-to-antenna solution (the Snapdragon X60).

2/18 Qualcomm Announces Breakthrough Qualcomm ultraSAW RF Filter Technology for 5G/4G Mobile Devices

Qualcomm Technologies announced the Qualcomm® ultraSAW filter technology, another groundbreaking innovation in the company’s industry-leading wireless technology portfolio that builds on the company’s legacy of developing breakthrough technologies and enabling new experiences and expanding the mobile ecosystem.

2/11 Flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G Mobile Platform Powers the Samsung Galaxy S20 Series

Qualcomm Technologies announced that its latest flagship Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 5G Mobile Platform is powering Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.’s latest and most cutting-edge smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S20 series (S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra), for select regions.

1/30 KDDI Certifies Qualcomm 9205 LTE Modem on Carrier’s Low-Power Wide-Area Networks

Qualcomm Technologies has some exciting news to announce: Japanese network operator KDDI CORPORATION has certified our cutting-edge Qualcomm® 9205 LTE IoT modem's capabilities for their 3GPP Release-14 LTE-M network, helping set the stage for the growth of IoT in Japan.

1/22 Audi of America, Virginia DOT and Qualcomm Announce Initial C-V2X Deployment in Virginia

1/20 Qualcomm Launches Three New Snapdragon Mobile Platforms to Address Ongoing Demand for 4G Smartphones

Qualcomm Technologies announced the launch of three new mobile platforms: the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 720G, 662 and 460, which will enable enhanced user experiences across connectivity, gaming and entertainment.

1/6 Qualcomm Accelerates Autonomous Driving with New Platform – Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporate

Qualcomm Technologies unveiled at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) its newest addition to the company’s extensive portfolio of automotive products with the new Qualcomm® Snapdragon Ride™ Platform – one of the automotive industry’s most advanced, scalable and open autonomous driving solutions, which consists of the family of Snapdragon Ride™ Safety system-on-chips (SoCs), Snapdragon Ride™ Safety Accelerator and Snapdragon Ride™ Autonomous Stack.

1/6 Qualcomm and ZTE Achieve 5G Landmark with Voice Over NR Call

An industry leading step in 5G took place last month when Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and ZTE Corporation together achieved 5G-enabled Voice over New Radio call.

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