5G is designed to connect virtually everyone and everything including machines, objects and devices, shaping how people and industries communicate.
Why it’s important: These improvements will advance the entire mobile ecosystem, open the door to transforming industries and improve experiences for end-users who crave the fastest and best connectivity.
Qualcomm’s 5G breakthroughs are helping to provide better, faster connectivity to some of the most vital industries:
1. The education transformation
The pandemic proved just how crucial connectivity is for students to continue their education and it accelerated the urgency to close the digital divide in education.
5G’s increased data capacity, state-of-the-art devices and faster speeds can make a dramatic difference in digitally equipped classrooms and remote learning settings.
In addition, 5G can address some of the “last mile” challenges via Fixed Wireless Access (FWA).
2. The health care revolution
Connectivity is vital for health care.
The idea: Superior, security-rich 5G connectivity can unlock new solutions and capabilities to facilitate the next leap forward in better patient care, data management and experiences.
5G’s ubiquity can help connect patients with doctors from a distance — greatly benefiting patients who may not have easy access to a hospital or clinic. COVID showed that patients and doctors need to be able to connect with one another instead of, or in addition to, meeting in person.
5G can also provide better in-hospital experiences, not only creating a completely connected hospital, but enabling health care professionals to connect with patients in and out of the hospital and to connect with numerous medical devices.
3. The impact on manufacturing
5G connectivity is paving the way for smart factories that are more adaptable and efficient — enabling them to get products to consumers faster than ever before.
What this means: Wireless technology can meet the specific needs of a factory, making it much more flexible by connecting everything through wireless, reliable, private networks.
The takeaway: Qualcomm’s 5G breakthroughs bring the benefits of faster connectivity to those who need it most, improving a range of industries and helping make essential services, like health care and education, more accessible.