Executive Interview—Qualcomm’s John Smee on 5G NR, FDD vs. TDD, spectrum and more

Qualcomm's John Smee

BARCELONA, Spain—Qualcomm, which supplies much of the wireless industry’s silicon, remains at the forefront of the development of 5G. The company continues to play a major role in the development of the standard for the next-generation network technology, as well as devices that make use of 5G.

In this executive interview, Qualcomm’s John Smee discusses the current status of the 5G standard as well as the New Radio (NR) that will be leveraged for 5G deployments. Smee, Qualcomm’s VP of engineering, also delves into how NR might be deployed in various spectrum bands, whether 5G will support FDD or TDD technology, or both, as well as when wireless users might first see commercial 5G phones.

Click on the video below to watch the full interview: