Huawei beats Ericson, Nokia, Qualcomm, Samsung in 5G technology
Market researchers continue to show that Huawei is a leader in 5G network infrastructure development and sprinting ahead of Ericson, Nokia, Qualcomm, Samsung, and more for 5G tech contribution.
According to a new report from ABI Research, Huawei is leading all the 5G innovation campaigns in the world more than its competition in terms of 5G technical contributions and approved contributions to 3GPP contribution.
The list of contributors includes 20 top firms and Huawei outnumbered others with 15,266 approved contributions and 43,753 total contributions.
Ericson follows with 11,601 approved contributions and 36,375 total contributions. Nokia comes third and has 7,553 approved contributions along with 23,112 total contributions.
The entire 5G contributor is binding up with network infrastructure vendors (Huawei, Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, ZTE, and NEC), Chip vendors (Qualcomm, Intel, and MediaTek), network service providers (China Mobile, NTT DOCOMO, and AT&T).
There are also UE suppliers (including Vivo, OPPO, Apple, and Xiaomi), governments/institutions/SDOs/academic institutions (consisting of CATT, ETRI, Fraunhofer HHI, GSMA, and 5GAA), and R&D companies (InterDigital).
Furthermore, it has software/testing Suppliers (Rohde & Schwarz, Anritsu, and Keysight Technologies) and some vertical companies Siemens and Mitsubishi.
Currently, there are 400+ companies and entities that are contributing to the 3GPP standard. However, only a few are playing the role of active 3GPP 5G promotion. Among these, the network equipment makers are very active in comparison to others.
As of last year, over 210,000 5G standard essential patents announced globally. This includes 47000 patent families. For your information, a patent family includes multiple patents that are applied for in different countries and enjoy common priority.
Furthermore, China has 18000 patent families, accounting for 40% of the world. This makes the country first in the world.
Talking about the Chinese tech giant, Huawei has always been a leader in network infrastructure equipment manufacturing. The company is promoting new standards of network infrastructure development to provide better assistance for global customers.
All of these advancements in technology rely on Huawei’s big R&D investment. According to the 2022 Annual Business results, Huawei spent 61.5 billion yuan, accounting for 25.1% of the last year’s revenue.
That’s how, Huawei keeps on talking about the new evolution of 5G such as 5.5G, which lacks its both top rivals Ericson and Nokia.