Build citywide connectivity from a solid foundation.

Reimagine existing city infrastructure using Qualcomm Technologies’ smart city solutions that help address hazards, complications and costs associated with water, lighting and waste management—potentially increasing overall city efficiency. We can help cities better maintain and manage their existing infrastructure, including traffic lights, streets/highway signs, parking meters and payphones, as well as reuse valuable systems such as mobile broadband networks. 

LinkNYC - Reimagining City Infrastructure

May 3, 2016


Overcome product development challenges.

Improving city infrastructure is a big undertaking for customers. As infrastructure is typically old and usually does not get replaced regularly, cities need to find ways to derive more value from the assets currently in place—such as making them serve multiple purposes and adding smart metering and connectivity.


Our smart infrastructure solutions provide a wide range of computing and connectivity options that can be deployed utilizing existing infrastructure, utilizing the latest in edge intelligence and existing wireless networks to help drive increased efficiencies, revenues and cost savings.

Multimode 3G/4G LTE

Deliver infrastructure products with multimode/multiband capabilities that deliver interoperability and superior performance across network technologies, including LTE TDD, LTE FDD, WCDMA, 1x, DO and GSM. 

Tri-band Wi-Fi

Support varying needs of connected infrastructure with our tri-band Wi-Fi. Our solutions are designed to deliver a range of connectivity—from covering entire spaces with the high speeds of 802.11ac, to providing zones of multi-gigabit capacity with 802.11ad, to serving multiple devices simultaneously with Qualcomm® MU | EFX multi-user MIMO. 

Bluetooth connectivity

Simplify product integration and eliminate interface components with our extensive and flexible Bluetooth capabilities, offering an optimal balance of power, features and cost for each use case.

Low power consumption

Optimize system architecture for energy efficiency using our smart city infrastructure solutions.

Robust security

Create security-focused infrastructure solutions with our built-in security features.

Integrated AP

Support ARM Cortex A7, Linux OS and other technologies with our integrated application processor (AP).

Integrated GNSS

Deliver precise position location utilizing our Global Navigation Satellite System (GPS/GNSS) technology. 

Commercial maturity

Take advantage of our proven technology leadership in infrastructure solutions, global Internet of Things (IoT) experience and past large-scale deployments. 

Discover our platforms for smart city infrastructure projects.

Our platforms provide city planners, systems integrators, utilities managers and regulators with the flexibility to create innovative solutions by connecting elements of a city’s infrastructure to the internet, including: 

  • Road signs
  • Street lights
  • Parking meters
  • Trash cans
  • Fire hydrants
  • Municipal water systems

Explore smart city infrastructure technologies.

M2M Search

Find commercially available IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) cellular modules, connectivity modules (Wi-Fi, HomePlug PLC, Bluetooth) and wireless gateway routers on M2M Search, an extensive online technology database for product developers. 

LTE for IoT

LTE continues to evolve through new technologies and a scalable platform for connecting a wide range of consumer and enterprise IoT applications. LTE has also become one of the fastest growing wireless technologies, with a vibrant ecosystem backed by a common global standard. It provides a solid foundation for the growth of IoT connectivity, now and in the future. 

5G technology

Qualcomm Technologies is advancing connected energy solutions as we push forward with 5G technology. We envision 5G as a new way to enable services, connect industries and devices and empower user experiences. 

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