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The year we announced our products and prototypes.

In 2016, we focused on the global 5G standard—5G NR—and showcased viability of some of the most challenging 5G technologies with our 5G NR prototypes.

2/11 Qualcomm announces mobile industry’s first Gigabit class LTE modem

Qualcomm Incorporated announced that it has introduced its sixth-generation discrete LTE multimode chipset -- the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X16 LTE modem, which is built on a leading-edge 14nm FinFET process -- and the Qualcomm RF Transceiver, WTR5975.

2/23 Qualcomm and Ericsson announce 5G Collaboration

Qualcomm Incorporated and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) announced their collaboration on 5G technology development, early interoperability testing and coordination on select initiatives with leading mobile operators.

2/29 – Showcasing 5G mmWave with NLOS outdoor mobility at MWC 2016 Barcelona

6/26 Qualcomm announces 5G NRsub-6 GHz prototype and trial platform at MWC 2016 Shanghai

Qualcomm Incorporated announced Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G New Radio (NR) prototype system and trial platform.

6/26 Qualcomm announces 5G NRsub-6 GHz prototype and trial platform at MWC 2016 Shanghai

Qualcomm Incorporated Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G New Radio (NR) prototype system and trial platform.

9/27 Qualcomm joins 5GAA

Today AUDI AG, BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm Incorporated, announce the formation of the “5G Automotive Association”.

10/17 – Bringing the first 5G modem to the world

10/17 World's first Gigabit LTE mobile device and network arrive

Back in February, we unveiled the Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE modem, the first—and thus far, only—commercially announced modem to support Gigabit Class LTE speeds.

11/14 Qualcomm announces 5G NR spectrum sharing prototype

Qualcomm Incorporated has introduced its first 5G New Radio (NR) spectrum sharing prototype system and trial platform.

12/19 Qualcomm announces collaboration on 5G NR trials to accelerate wide-scale 5G deployments

Earlier this week, in a live demonstration to Industry Analysts, Qualcomm Research demonstrated a key 5G technology enabler to these extreme mobile broadband experiences—millimeter wave (mmWave).

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