Qualcomm, a leading wireless innovator and a key contributor to bringing 5G to life, has released a report on the value of 5G for sustainability and economically driven environmentalism.

In the report titled, "Environmental sustainability and a greener economy: The transformative role of 5G," readers get a deep dive not only into the technical advantages of relying more on 5G, but also how it can actually benefit the environment. Qualcomm included — among many other important details — the need for government and industry leaders to join efforts so that sustainability technology is prioritized sooner and with more public awareness.

By taking advantage of 5G's wireless technology, companies are able to get creative with how they up their sustainability game. From monitoring water usage in real-time to researching smart transport technology, there are numerous key indicators for success.

A critical finding also notes how this initiative could bring about hundreds of thousands of new jobs by 2030, which is paramount after the Covid-19 pandemic brought major setbacks to nearly every job market across the world. Software engineers, data scientists and other STEM opportunities will undoubtedly encourage those interested in 5G technology to pursue a greener career path while still being trained in tech.

"Environmental sustainability is absolutely imperative and we are working actively with our partners across many industries to leverage 5G to reduce carbon footprints and conserve resources," said Cristiano Amon, president and chief executive officer of Qualcomm Incorporated. "Governments and industry can do much more to unleash the sustainability benefits of 5G by accelerating the deployment of 5G networks and use cases, investing in 5G technology and ensuring a robust global semiconductor ecosystem. As a 5G technology leader, Qualcomm aims to play an even larger role in the digital and green transformation of industries to provide 5G-enabled sustainability benefits to societies and economies around the world."

Read the full report and find out more about Qualcomm and its sustainability initiatives.

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