Qualcomm's 5G Internet Of Things Innovation Plan Is Released, And Together With Partners Draw An Ecological Blueprint

- Jul 30, 2020-

On July 27th, the Qualcomm 5G IoT Ecological Cooperation Industry Summit was held, which brought a cloud ecological feast to the industry. Qualcomm joined hands with operators, module manufacturers, terminal manufacturers and solution providers and other upstream and downstream partners in the industry chain to jointly showcase the latest development results of the 5G Internet of Things, and in-depth discussions on the innovative opportunities of the Internet of Things empowered by 5G. At this summit, we also jointly launched the "5G Internet of Things Innovation Plan" with more than 20 leading companies, committed to promoting the innovation and win-win situation of the Internet of Things industry from the three dimensions of terminal form, ecological cooperation and digital upgrade, and jointly drawing the 5G era The blueprint for an intelligent interconnection ecosystem.

The beginning of the 5G east wind, spawning innovative IoT applications

Talking about the industrial background of the summit, Meng Pu, chairman of Qualcomm China, said in his speech:

The deployment of 5G networks is accelerating, the coverage is expanding, and the levels and categories of 5G terminals are constantly enriching. The technical characteristics of 5G will spur a wider market in the bio-internet industry. In the first half of this year, many IoT products based on Qualcomm's 5G solutions have been put into the market first, creating positive economic and social effects.

In 2020, China enters the second year of commercial use of 5G. Both 5G and the Internet of Things are key related areas of "new infrastructure", and the fusion of the two collides with extraordinary sparks. With its ultra-high speed, reliable connection, and ultra-low latency, 5G has become a future-oriented innovative unified connection architecture, enabling a wider range of IoT scenarios, and bringing new value to thousands of industries.

In this process, Qualcomm has strongly supported the commercialization and innovation of multi-category 5G terminals with a comprehensive and rich product portfolio. It has now launched multiple generations of Qualcomm Snapdragon? 5G modems and radio frequency systems, multi-level Snapdragon 5G mobile platforms, and 5G support. Snapdragon XR platform, mobile computing platform and robot platform. At present, more than 375 terminals equipped with Snapdragon 5G solutions have been released or are being designed around the world, covering many terminal types such as smartphones, CPE, XR, PCs, and robots.

In the field of Internet of Things, Qualcomm has been continuously promoting the evolution of mobile technology in the past years to better support the development of the Internet of Things. At the same time, it has worked with many partners to achieve rapid commercialization and global expansion of products in different segments of the Internet of Things. At present, Qualcomm provides IoT solutions to more than 10,000 customers around the world, and its products have been deeply applied in multiple vertical fields such as smart manufacturing, smart cities, and smart retail.

This year, Qualcomm has cooperated with Chinese manufacturers to launch diversified 5G IoT terminals based on the Snapdragon X55 5G modem and radio frequency system, becoming the industry's first batch of commercially available 5G IoT terminals, accelerating 5G scale expansion. Commercially available terminals cover 5G ultra-high-definition live broadcast backpacks, 5G cameras, robots, industrial gateways, 5G CPE and other types, which are used in news live broadcast, epidemic prevention and control, telemedicine, smart rescue, remote education, industrial inspection, warehousing and logistics, and home And more than ten types of scenes such as business and entertainment.


Snapdragon X55 is the second-generation 5G commercial modem and radio frequency system launched by Qualcomm. It is designed for global 5G deployment. It adopts a 7-nanometer process and supports 5G to 2G multi-mode and all major frequency bands, including millimeter wave bands and frequency bands below 6GHz; Support TDD and FDD modes; support independent (SA) and non-independent (NSA) network deployment, bringing great deployment flexibility. Snapdragon X55 provides a complete solution from modem to antenna, reflecting the maturity and leading advantages of Qualcomm 5G technology, helping many manufacturers around the world to quickly build 5G terminals for the global market, and expand 5G to a wider range of terminal types.

Initiated a 5G Internet of Things innovation plan to draw up a blueprint for the industry ecosystem

According to data from GSMA Intelligence, China has become the world's largest IoT market, accounting for 64% of the world's 1.5 billion cellular network connections. According to the forecast released by McKinsey in 2019, by 2023, the number of connected terminals worldwide will exceed 43 billion.

Compared with other industries, the IoT industry chain is longer, and the close collaboration of various participants is particularly important. Ecological cooperation and innovation is the core starting point for expanding the IoT ecosystem. In response, Yu Chengzhi, deputy general manager of China Mobile's government and enterprise division, said in a speech at the summit:

We need to work with Qualcomm and industry partners to create a rich 5G industry terminal system, realize the scale effect of various industries from 1 to n, and lay a solid foundation for the scale development of 5G.

In order to accelerate the construction and development of the IoT industry ecosystem and enable Chinese manufacturers to better grasp the broad opportunities in the domestic and foreign markets, Qualcomm has teamed up with China Mobile, Broadwing Communications, Changhong, Ericsson, Alvi Video, Guanghetong, and Gosuncn. , Gosuncn Robotics, Hongdian, Yibaimi Robot, MG Intelligence, Youfang Technology, OPPO, Suzhou Pengxun, Quectel, SIMCom, Chuangtonglianda, TVU, Gongjin Electronics, Weiwen Wireless, Wen Tai Technology, ZTE Corporation and others jointly advocated the launch of the "5G Internet of Things Innovation Plan", which aims to accelerate terminal form innovation, ecological cooperation innovation and digital upgrade innovation, and help release the potential of 5G.

More than 20 industry-leading manufacturers jointly launched a 5G IoT innovation plan

Regarding the release of the "5G Internet of Things Innovation Plan", Sun Gang, vice president of product marketing at Qualcomm, said:

Qualcomm has always believed that the development of 5G is inseparable from the sincere cooperation of the industry chain. Through close collaboration with the upstream and downstream of the industry chain and support for the developer ecosystem, we are exporting a wide range of product portfolios and technical expertise to all aspects of the industry, and relying on the ever-expanding global network and channels to help customers create extreme Competitive products to expand the global market. We are very happy to join hands with China's leading partners to jointly launch the 5G IoT innovation plan and draw up a blueprint for the 5G IoT ecosystem.

With deep technical expertise in the fields of wireless communications and mobile computing, Qualcomm continues to support partners to expand 5G IoT applications in many areas. For example, Gosuncn Robotics, through its Gosuncn IoT module equipped with Snapdragon X55, quickly responded to market demand during the epidemic, and realized the function of adding human body temperature measurement to 5G epidemic prevention robots in just 6 days, which strongly supports anti-epidemic work ; TVU Networks adopts Quectel module equipped with Snapdragon X55 solution to launch TVU One 5G live backpack, which will provide important assistance to the successful summit of China’s Mount Everest elevation measurement team in May this year; Allview uses Snapdragon The Fibocom series modules of the Dragon X55 have launched a 5G+UHD converged communication system, enabling UHD video transmission technology to empower smart education, smart medical and industrial inspections; Suzhou Pengxun relies on the core equipped with the Snapdragon X55 solution Paper Communication Module is the first to launch the DS8000 5G+4K/8K ultra-high-definition video transmission product. By supporting remote medical applications, it helps solve the problem of uneven distribution of medical resources.

In the roundtable forum of the summit, many Chinese partners also talked about the value that Qualcomm provides to partners and the entire IoT industry ecosystem. Zhang Dong, Chief Operating Officer of Quectel, said:

Qualcomm shares its own technology with the entire industrial ecosystem, enabling partners to obtain cutting-edge technical support, thereby stimulating rapid innovation and application, and ultimately benefiting consumers and the entire society.

Fan Dian, Senior Vice President of MAG Intelligent, said:

We hope that through a series of globalization strategies, we can quickly accumulate global customer service with Qualcomm and industry partners, so that customers can enjoy the technological empowerment of the 5G IoT era.

Yao Nan, Deputy General Manager of GosuncnWelink said:

Qualcomm's global tentacles and vision can help our domestic module manufacturers and solution manufacturers to develop global markets.

Luo Wei, vice president of Youfang Technology, said:

Qualcomm's leading technical advantages and a rich and complete product matrix can help us meet the application needs of different countries, industries, and customers around the world.

Fully release the potential of 5G and jointly build the future of the digital economy

According to the "5G Economy" report commissioned by Qualcomm and independently researched by IHS Markit, by 2035, 5G will create a global economic output of 13.2 trillion U.S. dollars, bringing positive effects to many industries such as automobiles, manufacturing, health care, education, and entertainment. change. How to gather ecological forces to catalyze digital upgrading and innovation in a wide range of industries, and to achieve economic value and social benefits beyond imagination, is a common issue for all parties involved in the Chinese IoT industry ecosystem.

The continuous evolution of 5G standards will fully release the potential of 5G. Rel-16 completed by 3GPP in early July of this year will significantly expand 5G to new services, spectrums and deployment models, creating new opportunities for 5G Internet of Things services and helping to accelerate digital innovation and upgrades in more industries. Qualcomm's invention in Rel-16 can further improve service reuse and support more enhanced features, including high-performance IoT (such as industrial IoT) and low-complexity IoT (ie in-band eMTC/NB-IoT) Technological innovation in other fields. At the same time, Qualcomm is cooperating with the mobile ecosystem to carry out Rel-17 related projects, and develop advanced technologies for Rel-18 and future versions, to provide technical support for the development of the digital economy in the next ten years and beyond.

Facing the broad prospects of 5G Internet of Things, Qualcomm has consistently supported the Chinese Internet of Things industry ecology. As Qualcomm’s senior vice president and general manager of the Internet of Things business Jeff Lorbeck emphasized, “Qualcomm will continue to increase investment in Internet of Things technology and product roadmaps, and work hand in hand with Chinese Internet of Things industry partners. Jointly promote the application of the Internet of Things in various vertical fields, and fully support partners in global business expansion, and achieve greater success in the 5G era."