Now that there’s a non-standalone 5G NR standard in place, how has the rest of the telecom industry aligned to support promised commercial rollouts as early as the second half of 2018? Serge Willenegger, Qualcomm SVP and GM of 4G/5G and Industrial IoT took stock during a recent media and analyst event at the company’s San Diego headquarters.
“The bottomline is…5G, as we have it defined in the first wave, is very relevant to trends we’re seeing in the consumer space. We’re pretty confident that the adoption is going to come as soon as we put this capability in the hands of the user and the ecosystem around it. We have use case, we have network, we have silicon, we will have devices.”