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

Operators Announce Plans to Support Growing Category with 5G PCs for Consumers and the Enterprise

Feb 25, 2020SAN DIEGO

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Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. today announced that leading mobile operators from around the world will support 5G PCs powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Compute Platforms. With the anticipated launch of the first Snapdragon powered Always on, Always Connected 5G PCs this year and the rapid expansion of 5G networks around the world, operators are redefining mobile computing for consumers and businesses in retail locations and in enterprise pilots and deployments in 2020. Operators in 115 countries and global OEMs are investing in 5G networks and devices, with Snapdragon technology playing an instrumental part in driving the PC ecosystem to keep up with the demand for faster, more efficient and more powerful mobile computing experiences.

“5G will transform and redefine the PC user experience across global networks,” said Keith Kressin, senior vice president and general manager, computing and edge cloud, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “The hours spent downloading or uploading large files will become a thing of the past, with ultra-fast connectivity improving workflow, entertainment experiences and more.”

With support for multi-day battery life and AI-accelerated performance, Snapdragon powered Always On, Always Connected 5G PCs will unlock the massive capacity of 5G. Consumers can experience the ultra-fast, multi-gigabit per second peak speeds, and ultra-low latency of 5G on the following leading mobile operator networks worldwide including those launched and upcoming: 

North America

  • Verizon
  • Sprint

Europe, Middle East and Africa

  • EE
  • Swisscom
  • Telefonica
  • TIM
  • Transatel

Asia, Australia and New Zealand

  • China Mobile
  • China Telecom
  • China Unicom
  • KDDI Corporation
  • Rakuten Mobile
  • KT
  • LG Uplus

  • SK Telecom
  • SoftBank Corp.
  • Telstra

Ultra-fast connectivity plans are expected to roll out to consumers on expansive wireless networks in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, North America and Europe throughout 2020. The Snapdragon powered Always on, Always Connected 5G PCs will enhance efficiencies and entertainment through 5G connectivity, enabling consumers and enterprise teams to stay connected and productive around the world.

*Battery life varies significantly based on device, settings, usage, and other factors.


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