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Episode 31: The REAL story of 5G from President Cristiano Amon [podcast]

Aug 30, 2019

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When Cristiano Amon first started working at the company, he was tasked with its infrastructure business (in other words, the things are phones connect to like base stations). That was back in the beginning days of 2G (yes, he’s been with us a long time, fortunately). At the time, not many believed that there was a need for CDMA technology, but Qualcomm continued to pursue it, developing it until it became the norm.

Fast forward 24 years: Amon is now president of the company he loves, and helped establish Qualcomm as the world leader in 5G connectivity.

People wanted 5G … 5G could create new use cases, bring innovation back to mobile, create new players, change the landscape,” says Amon.

In this episode, we sat down with Amon to talk about his tech background, his journey to Qualcomm, the intensive R&D behind 5G, and more.

You can follow Cristiano on Twitter @cristianoamon.

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