Huawei’s overall contribution to the end-to-end 5G standard exceeds that of any other company in the world, according to a new report by Strategy Analytics, a research and consulting firm. “According to our assessment, leading infrastructure providers, including Huawei, Ericsson and Nokia, contribute more to 5G standards than other companies under study. “
“Huawei is a leader in its overall contribution to the end-to-end 5G standard, Ericsson is a leader in the chairmanship of tSG (Technical Specificationgroup)/WG (Working Group), and Nokia is leading in approving/agreed 5G contribution paper ratio,” Said Sue Rudd of Strategy Analytics in a statement. “
The research firm said it assessed the contributions of 13 leading companies to the 3GPP R15 and R16 5G standards, looked at the number of submissions and the involvement of leadership and working groups. Strategy Analytics said it found Huawei, Ericsson, Nokia, Qualcomm and China Mobile to be the biggest contributors to the 5G standard.
“It’s important to remember that the true nature of the standardization process is industry collaboration, not competition,” Phil Kendall of Strategy Analytics explained in a statement. 3GPP standardization is still a dynamic process. Emerging players and new market demands are expected to increasingly affect the priority of the 3GPP R17 standard. “
The R15 standard for 3GPP includes the initial 5G standard of this global standards organization, and the agency plans to provide additional technology in subsequent releases.
Huawei is the biggest contributor to the 3GPP 5G standard, which will no doubt worry U.S. lawmakers and regulators, who have for years accused huawei of posing a security threat to the United States. Huawei has denied the allegations.
In addition to banning huawei devices in the U.S. and U.S. allies, some U.S. lawmakers are studying Huawei’s role in 5G standard-setting and ways to address the problem through U.S. contributions.
“We have to make our voices heard in the standard body that defines the 5G rules. We have always regretted our absence and will need to make participation a priority in the future. Mike Rogers wrote in a recent opinion column. Mike Rogers, a former U.S. representative, co-authored a U.S. government report in 2012 that initially outlined security threats posed by Chinese equipment suppliers such as Huawei and ZTE.
“We need to work with our allies to stop huawei and other Chinese state-owned enterprises from expanding. We need to better communicate what China’s dominance in 5G means. That’s what we didn’t do successfully, as the UK’s decision to allow Huawei to participate in some 5G network elements is a sign of that. Mike Rogers added.
Rogers is now chairman of the advocacy group 5G Action Now, which has been working with the now-defunct C-band Alliance to speed up the Us auction of the 5G C-band spectrum.
In fact, a U.S. legislation introduced earlier this year would require the Trump administration to develop a strategy to “enhance U.S. leadership in international standards organizations related to 5G and future mobile communications technology systems and infrastructure-related devices, systems, software, and virtualization definition networks.” and takes into account the different processes followed by each international standard body”.
The House of Representatives has passed the legislation and is now in the Senate.
The contribution of these companies to the 3GPP 5G standard does not necessarily translate into revenue. To do this, companies must patent their inventions.
According to one study, Huawei is also a leader in this area. IPlytics recently reported that the Chinese company is by far the most “declared 5G family” patent and the largest number of patent applications since 2012.
It is worth noting, however, that The reliance on this proprietary calculation is not very insightful, and that different approaches can produce different results.