17 global operators to support Always On, Always Connected 5G PCs
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:
Europe, Middle East and Africa
Asia, Australia and New Zealand
- China Mobile
- China Telecom
- China Unicom
- KDDI Corporation
- Rakuten Mobile
- LG Uplus
- SK Telecom
- SoftBank Corp.
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.