Qualcomm Ventures Announces Investment in Baicells for 5G

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Qualcomm Incorporated announced its investment in Baicells, a world-leading Small Cell technology company, for further development of 5G technologies through Qualcomm Ventures LLC.

Baicells Technologies is taking an innovative approach to 5G, with a focus on modularized architecture, virtualized technology and fog computing to extend business opportunities to new vertical industries. By building an open-architecture and open-API 5G solution that is agile, scalable and sustainable, Baicells hopes to support different use cases and requirements for multiple deployment scenarios allowing 5G technologies to be quickly and efficiently implemented across the globe.

“5G is not only for Tier 1 operators and Qualcomm Ventures is proud to invest in Baicells, a startup company that is dedicated to fixed wireless access solutions and service platforms, for its future 5G leadership,” Said James Shen, VP of Ventures, Qualcomm Technologies.

“Qualcomm’s investment and increased collaboration will only help bring Baicells’ 5G technology to the next level” said Lixin Sun, founder and CEO of Baicells Technologies.

About Baicells

Baicells is a privately-held, high tech company providing disruptively-priced and technically innovative LTE wireless broadband access solutions, supporting fixed wireless, and mobile small cells. With the vision to connect the unconnected, Baicells has introduced some real breakthrough technologies to LTE, like moving a complete LTE system to unlicensed spectrum and building it with an IT based architecture. With Baicells’ turnkey end-to-end solutions, it becomes much easier to provide wireless internet within everyone’s reach at a very low cost. Baicells’ innovative solutions can be used by mobile operators, broadband access operators, cable operators, mobile virtual operators, governments and enterprise private networks.

About Qualcomm

Qualcomm invents breakthrough technologies that transform how the world connects, computes and communicates. When we connected the phone to the Internet, the mobile revolution was born. Today, our inventions are the foundation for life-changing products, experiences, and industries. As we lead the world to 5G, we envision this next big change in cellular technology spurring a new era of intelligent, connected devices and enabling new opportunities in connected cars, remote delivery of health care services, and the IoT — including smart cities, smart homes, and wearables. Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, all of our engineering, research and development functions, and all of our products and services businesses, including, the QCT semiconductor business.

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