Qualcomm Collaborates with Microsoft to Transform Enterprise Connectivity with End-to-End 5G Private Network Solution

By Chantal Polsonetti

Acquisition or Partnership

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. revealed a collaboration with Microsoft designed to transform enterprise connectivity with the introduction of an end-to-end, easy-to-deploy, scalable 5G private network solution.  5G Private NetworkBringing together Qualcomm Technologies’ ecosystem and global technology in 5G, infrastructure, and devices along with Microsoft’s enterprise cloud, this collaboration simplifies and accelerates 5G private network deployments by introducing a unique chip-to-cloud solution.

This solution is realized through pre-validated private connectivity architectures that combine Qualcomm 5G technologies and hardware ecosystem with Azure private multi-access edge compute (private MEC), including Azure Private 5G Core.

With this end-to-end offering, the timeline becomes substantially shorter making it easier for businesses and entities to adopt private 5G enterprise networking. With Qualcomm Private Network RAN Automation and Azure private MEC, the companies can avoid the challenges and costs incurred for vendor selection, integration, management, performance monitoring, scaling and more. The unique solution brings together leading hardware and software solutions and provides the opportunity for massive scalability, ultimately accelerating the global adoption of 5G private networks.

Key components of the solution include the following: 

  • Qualcomm Private Networks RAN Automation, a path to zero touch provisioning and operations with tailored profiles per industry verticals and 5G use cases, simplifying deployment and management of large scale 5G Private Networks.
  • The Azure private multi-access compute (MEC) solution includes Azure Private 5G Core and Azure Stack Edge that support cloud-based delivery models and securely manages services from a unified cloud management across global sites. This customizable solution is the foundation for operators and system integrators to choose the right connectivity and edge services to meet enterprise needs.
  • Qualcomm Technologies’ powered 5G devices and pre-validated RAN ecosystem solutions based on Qualcomm FSM100 5G RAN Platform simplifying integration complexity, deliver higher radio performance and offering the flexibility with a broad range of radio vendors and devices to choose the right connectivity options to meet enterprise needs.

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