Wireless has already revolutionized the way humans communicate. And now the industry is preparing for a new phase of growth in which tens of billions of devices, machines, and things will be connected wirelessly to the cloud and each other. Welcome to the Internet of Everything!
Qualcomm is providing the vision and developing transformative technologies to advance today’s global wireless standards (4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth) far beyond peak rates—rising up to meet the expanded connectivity needs and extreme variations of this new era. We are creating the connectivity fabric for everything by inventing new technologies that connect virtually anything in new and intelligent ways, empower new types of services, and drive convergence.
By optimizing wireless for a wider variation of devices/things
With distributed intelligence, edgeless connectivity, and interoperability
Beyond traditional communications—such as discovery, broadcast, and control
Converging wireless spectrum types, networks, and deployment models
This requires not only scaling data rates from tens of bits per second to billions of bits per second, but also handling extreme variation of use cases; from streaming 4K UHD video to operating on a battery for many years.
Constantly evolving wireless technologies, such as LTE Advanced and Wi-Fi 80211ac/ad, with new innovations to achieve faster peak rates, more capacity, and lower latencies.
New wireless technologies, such as LTE-M and 802.11ah, to scale down in cost, power, and complexity. Also providing deeper coverage to reach challenging locations.
To scale for billions of connected things and enable instant experiences, we are inventing new ways for devices/things to connect and interact—distributing intelligence closer to the user and creating interoperability amongst ‘things’. Devices will become much more than just endpoints; they will become integral parts of a network where reach is no longer limited by the range of towers.
We are pushing wireless beyond traditional human communications and best effort data—enabling new classes of services such as discovery, broadcast, and command-and-control. This requires new technologies that deliver broader enhancements in areas such as efficiency, latency, reliability and awareness beyond what is needed for today’s mobile broadband services.
We are driving convergence of wireless spectrum types, networks, and deployment models—pushing beyond the traditional boundaries of wireless standards to deliver a more seamless, transparent user experience, while also increasing operational efficiency and flexibility.
LTE Advanced is continuously evolving to deliver a faster, better mobile broadband experience. And as mobile expands virtually everywhere, we are now advancing LTE to new usage models—such as unlicensed spectrum, direct device-to-device, terrestrial broadcast TV, and more—to meet the expanded connectivity needs of this new era.
Wi-Fi is becoming ubiquitous and a universal technology for the connected home. It continues to evolve, offering even higher performance and expanding into new areas such as wireless display, indoor positioning, and others.
Realizing this new connectivity paradigm also requires new levels of intelligence and integration on-devices, access nodes, machines, and things. Inspired by the human brain and senses, Qualcomm is inventing cognitive technologies to create a world where devices and things can see, hear, perceive, anticipate our needs and act intuitively, which is key to providing robust security and privacy, as well as the instantaneous experiences, that are critical to realizing the new connectivity paradigm.
With connected services that fundamentally change the way we live, work, and play.
5G is much more than higher peak rates – Qualcomm envisions 5G will expand upon the transformation direction started with today’s wireless technologies to enable new services, connect new industries and devices, and empower new user experiences. 5G will go beyond today’s trends, defining a unified platform to meet the expanded connectivity needs of the next decade