5G is born for the Internet of Everything. It not only leads the world from the mobile Internet era to the Internet of Things era, but also accelerates the global deployment of Internet of Things applications. With the deepening of globalization, Chinese companies have moved towards the “new nautical era” under the support of technological progress, and IoT companies are a typical epitome of Chinese technology companies going overseas.
As the R&D and technology engine of the communications industry, Qualcomm not only promotes the progress of the entire mobile communications industry, but also helps Chinese Internet of Things companies to open up the global market by providing chips and technologies with the mentality of an ecological partner, opening up the globalization journey for more companies A new route.
From catching up with 3G, running 4G to catching up with 5G, it can be said that Qualcomm has accompanied all the way and witnessed the birth of China’s mobile communications and the miracle of the Internet of Things.
Mobile technology propped up the $9 billion ambition
Compared with the development model of the traditional communications industry, the development of the Internet of Things industry affects the upstream and downstream of the industry chain, from chip vendors to module vendors, industry terminal integrators, users in various fields, and Internet of Things service providers. As a wireless technology innovator, Qualcomm is precisely positioned to deploy consumer-grade IoT, PC, XR, IoT edge networks, industrial IoT and other application scenarios with cloud connection edge connection and intelligent processing technologies.
Since its establishment, Qualcomm has always been R&D first, and its invented basic technology has empowered the entire mobile ecosystem. With the advent of the era of intelligent interconnection, Qualcomm continues to promote the evolution of mobile technology. After recombination, reintegration and re-launch of mobile technologies, it is applied to the field of Internet of Things, and it is these that include processing and computing capabilities, and connectivity capabilities. The technologies of, perception and security capabilities have supported Qualcomm’s grand plan to sing the “big play” in the field of Internet of Things.
An Meng, President and CEO of Qualcomm, looks forward to the company’s vision at Qualcomm’s 2021 Investor Conference
At present, Qualcomm provides IoT solutions for more than 10,000 customers around the world, and its products have been deeply applied in multiple vertical fields such as smart factories, smart transportation, and smart medical care.
Among them, in the industrial field, industrial automation is the focus of 5G, which can bring leap-forward changes to manufacturing and the future digital manufacturing transformation, and promote the next generation of industrial revolution. Qualcomm has empowered the digital transformation of many industries such as cities, medical care, retail, and metering by virtue of 5G enterprise private networks, Wi-Fi 6, XR and other technologies. In November of this year, Qualcomm announced the launch of the Times Square Smart Experience Project in cooperation with the developer L&L Holding Company, which provides diversified Internet of Things as a service through Qualcomm’s Internet of Things service suite to provide visitors with a unique experience.
In the automotive field, the performance of Qualcomm processors is sufficient to meet the needs of users in most markets around the world. However, in the face of new needs and high requirements for in-car infotainment and in-vehicle information processing, Qualcomm continues to improve chip processing capabilities. , Improve consumer experience by providing advanced technology. In addition, Qualcomm has also carried out research and development of related on-board terminals and drive test equipment products in order to accelerate the deployment and commercialization of C-V2X, and promote the transformation and upgrading of traditional transportation infrastructure.
In the medical field, the Internet of Things empowered by 5G will play an important role in the entire process of healthcare. This year, Qualcomm and Wuxi reached a cooperation on “5G Empowers Smart Healthcare”. According to reports, the new emergency vehicle will be equipped with 5G smart network engine equipment equipped with Qualcomm X55 chip to help ensure the stable data transmission between the vehicle and the data center. At the same time, it will provide the ambulance with a private network service based on 5G slice technology to assist in protection. The data transmission between the vehicle and the data center is stable.
The picture shows a smart ambulance equipped with a new 5G smart network engine host technology and a 5G smart emergency management platform, which was jointly completed by the Wuxi Municipal Health Commission, Wuxi Emergency Center, Qualcomm, and Wuxi Mobile.
In the XR field, Qualcomm’s technology is the key to the meta universe. At present, more than 50 VR and AR terminals equipped with the Snapdragon platform have been released, including leading terminals from Meta and Microsoft. “Time” magazine also selected the Snapdragon XR2 platform as one of the best inventions of 2021.
Multi-field layout also supports Qualcomm’s ambitious revenue. At the 2021 Investor Conference, Qualcomm announced that in fiscal year 2024, the annual revenue of the Internet of Things business will grow to 9 billion US dollars.
Accompanying for many years, witnessing Chinese technology products spreading all over the world
Communication technology is changing with each passing day, and the era of rapid development of China’s Internet of Things industry is quietly coming. According to the IoT Analytics report, Chinese companies have now achieved a dominant position in the mobile IoT module market, including Chinese IoT companies including Quectel, Fibocom, MG Smart, SIMCom, and Zhongke Chuangda. Have established a leading market position.
Counterpoint’s global cellular IoT module revenue share data for the third quarter of 2021 shows that Chinese manufacturers won the top 5 and accounted for nearly 60% of the market share. Among them, Quectel and Guanghetong accounted for 31.6% and 9.6 respectively. % Of shares occupy the first and second positions.
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Chinese Internet of Things companies have been overseas for more than 10 years, although short but long. In the past ten years, they have stepped into the head camps of their respective branches, and have joined hands with Qualcomm to create ecological advantages, and promote the global application of 5G in the Internet of Vehicles, Industrial Internet of Things, smart agriculture and other fields. Qualcomm, on the other hand, has become the technical assistance and global development support behind them, helping them to build a technological “moat”.
Among them, Quectel fully shares the resources of Qualcomm in 5G and other advanced technologies to achieve sea navigation; Fibocom and Qualcomm empower each other to build a sea ecological cluster; Meige Intelligence not only released a variety of 5G module products based on the Qualcomm platform, It also uses Qualcomm chips to find its own differentiated routes in the sea track; Zhongke Chuangda and Qualcomm set up a joint innovation center to consolidate the influence of Chinese brands in the global layout.
As their partner, Qualcomm, while accompanying them to grow, has also witnessed the process of China’s Internet of Things and the entire consumer electronics industry from learning to catching up with global competitors.
In 2005, when China was still in the 2G era, Qualcomm put forward a goal to help Chinese companies “go out, go in, and go up” through cooperation, that is, going out of the Chinese market, entering the global mainstream market, and embarking on a high-end development path. . Facts have proved that Qualcomm has indeed done it. It has not only accompanied Chinese companies through the journey of internationalization for many years, but also accompanied Chinese companies through the first stage of learning the use of advanced technologies and the second stage of daring to try new technologies. The third stage of proposing personalized needs has reached the fourth stage of redefining the market.
In order to seize the opportunities in the 5G era, but also to better define the market, in 2018, Qualcomm launched the “5G Pilot Program” with a number of Chinese smartphone manufacturers. By July 2020, in order to accelerate the construction and development of the IoT industry ecosystem, Qualcomm has teamed up with China Mobile, Broadwing Communications, Changhong, Ericsson, Guanghetong, MG Intelligence, OPPO, Quectel, Wingtech, and ZTE. More than 20 other companies jointly launched the “5G Internet of Things Innovation Plan” to help Chinese manufacturers make great progress at home and abroad, especially in overseas markets.
After the “5G Internet of Things Innovation Plan” was launched, Qualcomm continued to innovate. In September 2020, Qualcomm cooperated with Chinese manufacturers to launch diversified 5G Internet of Things terminals based on the Snapdragon X55 5G modem and radio frequency system, becoming the first batch of the industry Commercially launched 5G IoT terminals accelerate the scale of 5G expansion; in February 2021, Qualcomm will continue to launch the Snapdragon X65, becoming the world’s first modem and radio frequency system that supports 10Gbps 5G rate and conforms to 3GPP Release 16 specifications; May Qualcomm also announced an upgrade to the Snapdragon X65, including energy efficiency improvements and support for larger millimeter wave carrier bandwidths, to meet the key requirements for China’s 5G millimeter wave network deployment.
The original aspiration has not changed, and the “comrades” of Chinese IoT companies going overseas
Meng Pu, chairman of Qualcomm China, said in an interview, “The 5G era is an opportunity for Chinese companies. We hope to seize this opportunity with more Chinese companies and rush to the front.”
5G is a huge opportunity for China. Although under the influence of the epidemic, the trend of anti-globalization is on the rise, for Chinese companies, especially IoT companies, globalization is still an inevitable choice, global collaboration and sharing of scientific and technological achievements. It is still the only way for enterprises to obtain high-quality growth.
According to the GSMA (Global System for Mobile Communications Association) forecast, the global IoT industry will reach 1.1 trillion U.S. dollars in 2025. IDC predicts that China’s IoT spending will account for 26.7% of the world’s total (about 300 billion U.S. dollars), ranking first in the world.
The Internet of Things era has come. With the support of large-scale scientific and technological talents and a stable economic environment, Chinese Internet of Things companies should insist on doing the right thing about globalization and boldly go out. Although China’s application technology is now in the overall leading position in the field of Internet of Things, it is clear that the sea voyage will face many unknowns, and Qualcomm is willing to be the escort of Chinese Internet of Things enterprises on the road to international development and opening up the global market.
Qualcomm’s globalized 5G solutions can meet the design needs of 5G terminals in various regions and countries around the world, and are of important strategic significance for expanding overseas markets. They can not only help Chinese Internet of Things companies go higher, farther and wider, but also Let them globalize the road wider and wider.
As a leader in the mobile field, Qualcomm has led the evolution of multi-generation cellular communication technology and has become a driving force for 5G innovation and commercial use. Qualcomm has always adhered to close cooperation with Chinese Internet of Things companies in various vertical fields for win-win development. While the company is growing, Qualcomm is also continuing to strengthen its services.
Since the 3G era, Qualcomm has supported every step of the overseas development of companies such as Huawei and ZTE. Twenty years ago, in response to the language barriers faced by Chinese companies overseas, Qualcomm arranged engineers and sales staff to accompany the translation. At the moment when Chinese Internet of Things companies are opening up their influence in overseas markets, in order to better support the global development of Chinese companies, Qualcomm has laid out a set of 24-hour service system and set up support departments in the United States, India, China and other places to ensure 24 hours. Hours of service.
Services are being strengthened, and Qualcomm’s strategy is also being updated. At present, Qualcomm has opened a diversified track, and is also actively expanding into the automotive, Internet of Things and other fields in addition to smart phones. It hopes to cooperate with more companies in the mobile ecosystem to support more Partners in multiple fields have achieved success in overseas markets.
The strategy is being updated, but the original intention has not changed. In the past, Qualcomm accompanied Chinese Internet of Things companies on the journey of internationalization; in the future, Qualcomm will “escor” more Chinese Internet of Things companies on their journey to sea, witnessing and helping new Chinese Internet of Things companies to become global leaders.