Expanding 5G NR to industrial IoT.

The next industrial revolution is upon us, and the ability to deliver local and customized services with secure and reliable wireless connectivity is essential to this transformation. At Qualcomm, we are optimizing LTE today and inventing new 5G NR technologies to deliver high-performance, private industrial networks that will power this revolution.

Private industrial networks offer key benefits for industrial IoT.

Dedicated equipment for private industrial networks can provide optimized and secure services to meet the specific needs of a local facility, such as a manufacturing plant.


Network can be tailored for specific industrial applications (e.g., quality of service and latency).


A local network, that is independently managed and easy to deploy.


Network with cellular-grade security that also keeps sensitive data  local on the premises.

5G Unleashes the Power of Industrial IoT

Aug 1, 2019


Private LTE networks are ideal for industrial IoT.

Providing private LTE networks

See how LTE can be optimized for private industrial IoT networks.

Pioneering LTE spectrum sharing

Explore LTE-based solutions for unlicensed and shared spectrum such as Citizen Broadband Radio Service (CBRS).

Scaling from Gigabit LTE to LTE IoT

Discover how our industry-leading 4G LTE cellular modems provide Gigabit speeds.

Designing 5G to meet industrial IoT requirements.

We’re inventing new 5G technologies that will bring new capabilities and opportunities for private industrial networks, such as replacing wired industrial Ethernet for reconfigurable factories with our ultra-reliable, ultra-low latency 5G NR link.

Private 5G network for all services

Offering unified connectivity, a dedicated network, and optimized services.

Ultra-reliable low latency communication (URLLC)

Utilizing Coordinated Multi-Point (CoMP) provides high reliability as well as increased capacity. 

Industrial wireless Ethernet

Adapting 5G to support Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN).


Demonstration of 5G NR Industrial IoT at MWC 2021

MWC Barcelona 2021: 5G Factory of the Future

Jun 28, 2021


MWC Barcelona 2021: 5G Industrial Precise Positioning

Jun 28, 2021


Private network spectrum offers options for both mobile operators and new entrants.

Unlicensed/shared spectrum

• Unlicensed spectrum can behave like dedicated spectrum in confined environments when controlled by the property owner

• 5G NR is being designed with new spectrum sharing paradigms for enhanced performance 

• Shared spectrum available on a regional level


MWC Barcelona 2021: 5G Factory of the Future

Jun 28, 2021


MWC Barcelona 2021: 5G Industrial Precise Positioning

Jun 28, 2021


5G factory of the future, at Hannover Messe 2021

May 21, 2021


Building high performance 5G networks with vRAN and O-RAN

Feb 22, 2021


Transforming Enterprise and Industry with 5G Private Networks

Oct 19, 2020


5G Precise Indoor Positioning

Mar 18, 2020


5G Smart Factories

Mar 18, 2020


Qualcomm Technologies & Siemens Driving the Future of Industrial Manufacturing using 5G

Feb 27, 2020


Webinar - the Role of 5G in Private Networks for Industrial IoT

May 22, 2019


RCR Wireless at Hannover Messe: Qualcomm Works to Kickstart 5G for Industrial IoT with Live Ecosystem Demonstrations

Dec 18, 2018


Webinar: New Business Opportunities for 5G NR

Apr 26, 2019


5G NR Robotic Arm Demonstration at CES 2019

Feb 20, 2019


Webinar: How will 5G transform Industrial IoT

Jul 13, 2018


MWC 2019: Ultra-reliable 5G NR for Industrial IoT

Mar 27, 2019



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