We’re optimizing LTE for the Internet of Things.

LTE is evolving with new narrowband technologies that will pave the path to 5G, delivering a scalable platform that connects a wide-range of consumer and enterprise IoT applications.

Connecting new industries to redefine what’s possible.

LTE technologies are transforming a broad range of industries by giving machines, devices, sensors, and objects the ability to connect and communicate remotely, reliably and securely, from virtually anywhere, 24/7.

Ubiquitous coverage

Established LTE networks serve over 1 billion connections throughout the world.

Reliable and secure

Networks utilize licensed spectrum with end-to-end security to ensure excellent quality of service.

Virtually always-on connectivity

Users can experience always-on connectivity with redundant network design that enables high network availability.

IoT connectivity that’s built upon a solid 4G LTE foundation.

LTE has become one of the world’s fastest growing wireless technologies, with a vibrant mobile ecosystem backed by a common global standard. It provides a reliable foundation for the continued growth of IoT connectivity for many years to come.

LTE IoT - Leading the World to 5G - Connecting the Internet of Things

16 juin 2016


We are introducing new LTE IoT narrowband technologies: Cat-M1 and Cat-NB1.

With Release 13 of the 3GPP standard, we are introducing Cat-M1 and Cat-NB1, two new narrowband device categories that scale for higher node density and are optimized for low-throughput IoT applications. These new technologies significantly reduce device complexity, increase battery life and enhance coverage for low data-rate IoT communications.

Reduced complexity

LTE supports narrowband operation, and reduces device and core network complexity.

Multi-year battery life

Enhanced power save modes and more efficient signaling enable extended battery life.

Deeper coverage

Networks can achieve up to 20 dB increase in link budget for coverage in hard-to-reach locations.

Higher node density

Signaling and other network optimizations will support a large number of devices per cell.

Delivering a scalable LTE IoT connectivity platform.

The new LTE device categories and technologies coexist seamlessly with existing and planned LTE spectrum and infrastructure. This provides a robust platform that can either scale up in performance and mobility with LTE Cat-4 and above for IoT applications such as video surveillance, or scale down in complexity and power to very low-throughput applications such as sensors and meters.

Qualcomm is bringing LTE to the Internet of Things.

Qualcomm is delivering global cellular connectivity to a wide variety of IoT applications with a comprehensive portfolio of Snapdragon™ processors and LTE modems. The Qualcomm MDM9207-1 (Cat-1) and MDM9206 (Cat-M1 + Cat-NB1) LTE modems are just two examples of our cost-optimized, flexible and scalable chipsets tailored to power the Internet of Things.

Our new LTE narrowband technologies will pave the path to 5G.

Our new LTE modem technologies are part of a rich roadmap of LTE Advanced Pro solutions that are paving the path to 5G—a unified, more capable platform that will connect new industries, enable new services and empower new user experiences. 5G will build upon LTE IoT by enabling advanced capabilities and improved levels of efficiency. Qualcomm led LTE development with advancements in 3G and 4G, and we continue that legacy by leading the path to a 5G-connected world.

Webinar: 5G will enable massive IoT - How will LTE IoT fit into the 5G world?

17 août 2016


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Qualcomm Fuels IoT Growth by Currently Delivering More Than 1 Million Chips a Day into a Wide Range of Connected Applications

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., today announced at its Internet of Things (IoT) industry analyst workshop that the Company is currently shipping more than 1 million chips per day for the IoT*. This momentum reflects Qualcomm Technologies’ unique ability to invent and deliver the technologies needed for the IoT, and to meet challenging customer requirements for interoperability, connectivity, compute and security. The Company uses its technical expertise to design platforms that help customers commercialize IoT products quickly and cost-effectively in areas including wearables, voice and music, connected cameras, robotics and drones, home control and automation, home entertainment, and commercial and industrial IoT.

“We are focused on significantly expanding capabilities at the edge of the network by supporting everyday objects with the connectivity, compute and security technologies required to build a powerful Internet of Things, where devices are smart, convenient, work well together and incorporate advanced security features,” said Raj Talluri, senior vice president, product management, IoT, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “While hundreds of brands have shipped over 1.5 billion IoT products using our solutions, we are just getting a glimpse of the benefits that the IoT can deliver, with analysts estimating that IoT applications could have a total economic impact of up to 11 trillion dollars a year by 2025. We have built strong capabilities on top of our leadership in mobile inventions, and we are innovating in exciting new areas such as deep learning, voice interface and LTE IoT that will power a new generation of IoT devices.”

Qualcomm Technologies’ traction in IoT spans across a variety of ecosystems. For instance, the Company's wearables platforms have been adopted in more than 150 wearable designs, and over 80 percent of Android Wear™ smartwatches launched or announced are based on Snapdragon Wear 2100. In smart homes, more than 125 million TVs, home entertainment and other connected home products from leading brands have shipped using Qualcomm Technologies’ connectivity chips. For commercial and industrial IoT applications, over 30 designs are using the Company’s MDM9206 modem with multimode support for LTE categories M1 and NB1, E-GPRS and global RF bands. MDM9206 is purposely developed for IoT applications and is commercially available today.

To address this wide variety of ecosystems, form factors and requirements in the IoT, Qualcomm Technologies offers one of the broadest portfolios of chips and platforms, including mobile, multimedia, cellular, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth system-on-chips. These solutions include comprehensive software with platform-specific applications and APIs, as well as support for multiple communication protocols, operating systems and cloud services.

To further help manufacturers develop IoT devices quickly and cost-effectively, Qualcomm Technologies makes available more than 25 production-ready reference design platforms through a network of original design manufacturers (ODMs) for products including voice-enabled home assistants, connected cameras, drones, VR headsets, lighting, appliances and smart hubs/gateways.

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About Qualcomm

Qualcomm's technologies powered the smartphone revolution and connected billions of people. We pioneered 3G and 4G – and now we are leading the way to 5G and a new era of intelligent, connected devices. Our products are revolutionizing industries, including automotive, computing, IoT, healthcare and data center, and are allowing millions of devices to connect with each other in ways never before imagined. Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, all of our engineering, research and development functions, and all of our products and services businesses, including, our QCT semiconductor business. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

23 mai 2017