Yesterday, Huawei organized a media roundtable communication meeting with Chairman Liang Hua and had a dialogue with many media outlet. When talking about 5G, Liang Hua said that the opportunities in the 5G market are just beginning. Despite the large external pressures and difficulties, Huawei still achieved good results in business. At present, Huawei has obtained 26 5G commercial contracts and signed cooperation agreements with more than 50 business partners around the world. The number of commercial shipments of 5G base stations exceeds 10,000, the largest in the world.
Huawei has more than 1,600 5G core patents, accounting for 19% of the entire 5G ESTI standard. This gives the company a core competitive advantage. In the first half of 2019, Huawei will release 5G smartphones equipped with 5G chips and will achieve commercial scale in the second half of 2019. When asked about Huawei’s position on the international 5G track, Liang Hua replied “Huawei has participated in dozens of commercial tests of 5G networks around the world. The test data shows that Huawei’s current technology maturity is at least 12 months ahead of other companies in the industry”.
At the Global Mobile Broadband Forum in London, last month, British Telecom (BT) executives said, “There is only one true 5G supplier, and that is Huawei .” However, Huawei still faces a lot of criticism from certain countries notably the United States which believes that using Huawei’s 5G equipment poses a threat to national security. Other countries like Austrailia, New Zealand, Czech Republic, and others share this ideology.