Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf said in an interview that China is not catching up with the U.S. in 5G technology, but that China’s development is really fast in the deployment of 5G, especially in base stations, according tomedia. Mr. Molenkov has said directly that China could build 130,000 base stations by the end of this year and 1 million next year.
If you compare that number to what we see in the United States, that would be a very large number. But that doesn’t mean the U.S. isn’t growing fast enough, it’s just the first time in history that China can go hand in hand with the U.S., and it’s two or five years slower than it used to be.
It is reported that since June, China officially issued 5G commercial license, the three major domestic operators actively layout 5G network construction. China Mobile plans to complete the construction of 30,000 to 50,000 5G base stations in 2019, with 5G investment of about 17.2 billion yuan, China Telecom’s 5G base station construction plan for 2019 to 20,000, 5G investment of 9 billion yuan, and China Unicom’s planned investment of 6 billion to 8 billion yuan in 2019.
According to the recent iPlytics published survey statistics, as of September statistics, the world’s 5G SEP necessary patents, Huawei with up to 3325 applications occupy the absolute commanding heights, Samsung 2846 in the second, LG 2463 in third place, 4-8 are Nokia Alcatel-Lucent, ZTE, Ericsson, Qualcomm and Intel.
In addition to standard patents, Huawei, the world’s largest telecommunications equipment company, is also proud of its rivals in the shipment of 5G base stations. According to public data, Huawei has signed more than 60 5G contracts with British companies to ship 400,000 5G base stations.
Huawei is expected to produce 1.5 million base stations next year, doubling from this year, and selling 2 million base stations over the next two years, including products that do not use U.S. components at all.