How 5G is expanding the Internet of Things to build a better world

Dec 15, 2020


Continued system R&D to further enhance 5G for the IoT.

Not only have we enhanced 5G NR to support high-performance IoT use cases like industrial IoT, we are also scaling down 5G to more efficiently support lower complexity devices. Thanks to the 5G NR flexible framework design, all existing and future 5G IoT services can seamlessly coexist, delivering on our 5G vision to support all the needs of our connected future.

Complementary narrowband technologies are connecting new devices and industries today.

NB-IoT and eMTC deliver a scalable, efficient, and cost-effective platform for connecting a wide-range of consumer and enterprise applications, across a wide range of industries, virtually anywhere 24/7. 3GPP Release 16 supports in-band deployment of these technologies with other 5G NR services.

Delivering ultra-efficient solutions driving the broad IoT ecosystem.

We offer a comprehensive portfolio of Qualcomm® processors and modems for wide range of IoT applications, including the MDM9205 (LTE multimode modem supporting Cat-M1 + Cat-NB2 + E-GPRS) and the recently announced Qualcomm® 212 LTE IoT modem, world’s most power-efficient, single mode, NB2 IoT chipset.

Expanding the reach of mobile to new IoT services.


5G NR is initially targeting enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) in 2019, but it will evolve to address a broader set of IoT devices and services.


Cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) communication supports enhanced automotive safety, and it will fuel the future of autonomous driving.

5G private network

Delivering local and customized services for Industrial IoT. 

Cellular drone communication

Cellular is enabling safer drone deployments, and will be key for coordinated operation and control.

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