By Susan M. Armstrong | Senior Vice President of Engineering, Qualcomm
At Qualcomm, our mission is to expand 5G to meet society’s needs and help industries take the next big leap forward. One of the most important sectors that stands to benefit from the promises of this new generation of wireless is education.
Axios' Ina Fried hosted a conversation on the potential of 5G and its capacity to disrupt everything from emergency response technology to sports, featuring Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg, Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon, Raleigh Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin, Qwake Technologies co-founder John Long, and ORBI CEO Iskander Rakhman.
As automakers and regulators move closer to complete adoption of connected vehicles, and cities and other road owners ambitiously pursue smart and safe transportation, it is important to use a high performance and practical radio technology dedicated to road safety. We at Qualcomm Technologies believe Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) is the solution going forward.
In San Diego, the telecom giant Qualcomm has turned its sprawling campus into a showcase of the smart city of the future.
By Nate Berg
With 36 buildings, 25,000 employees, and hundreds of acres of land, the San Diego campus of telecommunications giant Qualcomm is almost a city in itself. That made it the perfect testing ground for a suite of new technologies aimed at making spaces and cities smarter. Over the past year, the company has been rolling out new technologies to its buildings, infrastructure, transportation, and security systems that offer a glimpse of how a tech-enabled smart city could operate.
A lot of people are talking about the race to 5G. In many ways, it’s a journey without a finish line since wireless technology is constantly evolving. Historically, the U.S. has held a leadership position, and that remains true for now. According to Deloitte, a leader in business intelligence, the country that prevails in the race to adopt 5G could secure more than a decade of competitive advantage.
Connectivity has never been more important, yet more than half of the world’s population is still missing out on its life-changing benefits, particularly in rural and developing regions. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the effects of this digital divide, as connectivity has become a lifeline for education, healthcare, work, and staying connected with loved ones. Further threatening equity in education is a scarcity of suitable devices for students to use in distance learning.
New global offering available for FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition, the FIRST Innovation Challenge presented by Qualcomm will provide teams pathways to innovation and invention learning
MANCHESTER, N.H., December 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Global PreK-12 nonprofit organization FIRST® and world-leading wireless technology innovator Qualcomm Incorporated announced they are collaborating to extend innovation programming through FIRST, preparing the next generation of problem solvers by ensuring all students have a pathway to innovation.
As a fourth-grade teacher at Hopkins Elementary School in rural Somerset, Kentucky, Kayla Simpson leverages mobile technologies to nurture her students’ interest in learning and to grow effective critical thinkers and problem solvers. Since September 2018, Hopkins Elementary students have engaged in interactive, differentiated, self-directed learning experiences using connected tablets and mobile educational apps that support learning while in school.
According to a 2019 report by IHS Markit, a leader in evaluating economic potential, 5G will be responsible for an astonishing $3.6 trillion of economic output — and more than 22 million jobs around the globe by 2035. This puts 5G in the same league, according to IHS, as the printing press and electricity.
The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can only be achieved with strong global partnerships and cross-sector cooperation. That’s why SDG 17 (Partnerships to Achieve the Goals) may be the most powerful one---aiming to revitalize collaboration between governments, the private sector, nonprofits, and other organizations to tackle our world’s most pressing global issues. And with COVID-19 affecting all nations and income levels, the importance of multinational and cross-sector collaboration has never been more evident.