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Qualcomm Wireless Reach is Improving Safety and Livelihoods for Fishermen in India

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To celebrate 10 years of changing lives, Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ is launching a new video each week showcasing one of its impactful projects and highlighting the engineers behind the technology. Check out this video to learn more about how the Fisher Friend mobile application is harnessing wireless solutions to enable a new generation of fishermen in India to earn their livelihoods in a safer and more profitable manner. You’ll meet Panneerselvam, a third-generation fisherman, and Kirk Burroughs, Senior Director of Technology.

Qualcomm Engineers Empower Micro-Entrepreneurs in the Philippines

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To celebrate 10 years of changing lives, Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ is launching a new video each week showcasing one of its impactful projects and highlighting the engineers behind the technology.

How Qualcomm Drone Technology is Improving Lives for Farmers in Brazil

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See how Wireless Reach™ uses Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Flight drone technology to improve agricultural yields, reduce environmental impact and improve the economy for farmers in Brazil. Chad Sweet, Senior Director of Engineering at Qualcomm, weighs in on the benefits of this new category of IoT. 

Qualcomm Wireless Reach and eLimu Use Mobile Technology to Improve Access to Education in Kenya

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Albert, an 8th grade student in Nairobi, dreams of becoming an architect so he can help develop his country. Mukesh Mittal, Qualcomm’s Senior Director of Engineering, explains how mobile technology makes Albert’s dream possible.

Qualcomm Collaborates with Stakeholders to Bring the Future Forward


We are working with stakeholders around the globe to bring breakthrough ideas to life in many areas ranging from innovative infrastructure to better health to economic empowerment. Our connections can bring the future forward faster, driving human and economic progress, and our employees, investors, suppliers, customers, governments, communities and nonprofit organizations are key to accelerating the invention and implementation of our mobile technology for social good.

Facebook, Microsoft Philanthropies, Google and Qualcomm Wireless Reach Featured at Annual Global Digital Health Forum Closing Plenary

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ARLINGTON, Va., December 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Thought leaders from Facebook, Google, Microsoft Philanthropies and Qualcomm Wireless Reach will be featured at the closing plenary of the 3rd annual Global Digital Health Forum (formerly the Global mHealth Forum), on December 14. These highly-recognized corporate partners will discuss how they are providing far-reaching technical capability for last-mile connectivity in support of health in low- and middle-income countries.

Making Technological Investments That Change Lives

By Lisa Deaderick

Ten years ago at a company retreat, Bill Bold had an idea born out of the frustration of having new technologies people in other countries weren’t able to use.

“I thought a program where we subsidized coverage to address these underserved markets could do a lot of good while also making an important point about the value of new technologies,” Bold, senior vice president of government affairs for Qualcomm, says. “It was pretty basic at that stage, and I’ve been blessed to work with wonderful professionals who have turned an idea into a world-class program.”

How Technology Empowers Women Around The World


Global Risk Insights sat down with Allison Kahn, Director of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women’s Mentoring Women in Business Programme, to discuss the interplay between female empowerment, mentoring and technology.

“There is one crucial factor that affects whether we can sign up a prospective mentee – and that’s internet and mobile connectivity.”


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