Mobilizing mmWave to reshape mobile experiences

The abundant spectrum available at mmWave frequency bands above 24 GHz can deliver extreme capacity, ultra-high throughput and ultra-low latency. At Qualcomm, we made mobile mmWave possible in commercial 5G systems and continue to drive the technology evolution in this decade and beyond.

Unleash the full 5G capacity with mmWave.

mmWave brings many performance benefits and it is an essential part of the 5G system. It provides mobile operators with a critical competitive advantage to address massive increases in mobile data demand and to expand 5G into fixed wireless, enterprise and industrial applications.

5G mmWave helps realize significant return on investment.

This study by GSMA Intelligence finds how mmWave is a cost-effective and competitive deployment strategy across different countries and deployment scenarios including dense urban, indoor enterprises, and fixed wireless access (FWA).

5G mmWave helps enable new use cases.

This study details observations of 5G mmWave real-world testing done in commercial networks in the United States. Topics explored include mmWave in the enterprise, 4K multi-screen content, fixed wireless access, and increased downlink and uplink network capacity, thanks to support for up to 8 downlink and up to 2 uplink mmWave component carriers.

Overcoming numerous wireless challenges to mobilize mmWave.

Transmissions at mmWave bands are challenging due to significantly higher path loss and sensitivity to blockage. In addition, mmWave RF complexity makes meeting the cost and power constraints of mobile devices extremely challenging, which is why mmWave for mobile communications has historically been not feasible—until now. 5G NR mmWave is changing this, and we’re leading the way.

MWC Barcelona 2021: 5G mmWave Technology Evolution

Jun 28, 2021


MWC Barcelona 2021: Advanced 5G mmWave OTA prototypes

Jun 28, 2021


5G Mobile mmWave OTA Test Network

Mar 18, 2020


5G Mobile mmWave Technology Evolution

Mar 18, 2020


Commercializing 5G mmWave in devices across segments and tiers.

Get to know how Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 5G Modem-RF Systems and Mobile Platforms, with support for mmWave across 8-, 7-, 6- and 4-series, deliver breakthrough wireless performance for a new era of connected experiences.

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mmWave Videos

5G Mobile mmWave Technology Evolution

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5G Mobile mmWave OTA Test Network

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Fierce Wireless Webinar - Breaking the wireless barriers to mobilize 5G NR mmWave

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RCR Webinar - What new indoor opportunities will 5G NR mmWave bring

Jan 21, 2021


Mobilzing mmWave for Enhanced Mobile Broadband

Oct 4, 2017


Light Reading MWCA18 Interview-Qualcomm Is Mobilizing mmWave-Alejandro Holcman

Sep 21, 2018


RCR Webinar - First look at 3GPP Release 16 and beyond - Lorenzo Casaccia

Jun 20, 2018


5G NR Explained in 101 Seconds

May 14, 2018


5G NR sub-6 GHz interoperability testing

May 14, 2018


5G NR mmWave interoperability testing

May 14, 2018


5G Network Capacity and User Experience Simulation

May 14, 2018


Making 5G NR a Reality – Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G NR Sub-6 GHz Prototype System

May 14, 2018


5G NR Overview

May 14, 2018



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