Qualcomm developing standards and ecosystem for industrial 5G

Originally posted on RCR Wireless on April 2, 2019.

HANNOVER, Germany–There’s widespread consensus among the industrial companies on hand for Hannover Messe that 5G will be a major factor in the future of high-value verticals like manufacturing. But, just like consumer 5G services, it won’t happen overnight. That’s why Qualcomm is working on continued development of the 5G New Radio standard while taking a collaborative approach to bringing 5G to industries.

Yongbin Wei, Qualcomm’s senior director of research, gave a presentation during Hannover Messe looking ahead to refinements of 5G NR coming in 3GPP’s Release 16 that speak directly to industrial internet of things-type applications, particularly reliability and time-sensitive networking.

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