Qualcomm, China Unicom drive 5G rollout

April 23, 2019 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Qualcomm, China Unicom drive 5G rollout
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated is supporting China Unicom’s 5G rollout in collaboration with device OEMs nubia, OnePlus, OPPO, Vivo, Xiaomi and ZTE – all of which participated in the launch with devices powered by the flagship Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform with the X50 5G Modem with integrated RF transceiver and Qualcomm's RF front-end.

The companies are showcasing readiness for the rollout of 5G devices and networks in China via live 5G demonstrations at the 2019 China Unicom Partner Conference taking place in Shanghai. The live demonstrations plan to feature over-the-air (OTA) connections and applications using China Unicom’s live 5G network and OEM mobile devices using Qualcomm Technologies’ products. This collaboration highlights efforts to accelerate the availablity of 5G mobile devices and services in China starting this year.

With 5G mobile devices powered by mobile platforms and 5G modems from Qualcomm, consumers can now benefit from multi-gigabit peak speeds and extreme low-latency in smartphones. Qualcomm is enabling Chinese OEMs to participate in the global 5G opportunity by helping them to address the exponential increase in device design complexity that comes with the next generation of mobile technology.

“For the past decades, our technology has been a foundation for the wireless evolution. It takes many years of R&D, specification, prototyping, testing, trials and product development to bring a new generation of mobile technology to China and the world,” said Frank Meng, Chairman, Qualcomm China, QUALCOMM International, Inc. “Like previous generations, 5G is the result of more than a decade of collaborative efforts by Qualcomm Technologies and our ecosystem partners, with the mission of preparing the mobile industry for 5G rollout starting this year.”

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