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17 global operators to support Always On, Always Connected 5G PCs

17 mobile operators around the world to support Qualcomm 5G PCs. (Image Source: Qualcomm)
17 mobile operators around the world to support Qualcomm 5G PCs. (Image Source: Qualcomm)
Qualcomm announced that 17 mobile operators around the world will be supporting upcoming 5G Always On, Always Connected PCs powered by the Snapdragon Compute Platform that are expected to be available later this year. Apart from this, the company also announced that operators in 115 countries are investing in 5G infrastructure.

Qualcomm offered more insights into 5G at its "What's Next in 5G" keynote currently underway in San Diego. The company said that leading mobile operators around the world will offer support for 5G Always On, Always Connected PCs that are set to be available later this year.

Qualcomm said that operators in 115 countries around the world are gearing up for 5G networks, with Snapdragon technology at the heart of the Always On, Always Connected mobile PC experience. So far, 17 mobile operators around the world will be supporting 5G PCs powered by the Snapdragon Compute Platform. These include:

North America

  • Verizon
  • Sprint

Europe, Middle East and Africa

  • EE
  • Swisscom
  • Telefonica
  • TIM
  • Transatel

Asia, Australia and New Zealand

  • China Mobile
  • China Telecom
  • China Unicom
  • KDDI Corporation
  • Rakuten Mobile
  • KT
  • LG Uplus
  • SK Telecom
  • SoftBank Corp.
  • Telstra

Qualcomm Senior VP and GM, Computing and Edge Cloud, Keith Kressin said,

5G will transform and redefine the PC user experience across global networks. The hours spent downloading or uploading large files will become a thing of the past, with ultra-fast connectivity improving workflow, entertainment experiences and more."

During Computex 2019, Qualcomm and Lenovo demonstrated Project Limitless, the first 5G Snapdragon 8cx laptop. While that prototype laptop used the Snapdragon X55 5G modem, expect 5G laptops launching next year to sport the Snapdragon X60 5G modem-RF system with support for mmWave and sub-6 GHz aggregation. 

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2020-02-25 (Update: 2020-02-25)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.