Ren Zhengfei: Huawei to ship 1.5 million 5G equipment by next year

Huawei’s founder, Ren Zhengfei, has been very available to the media especially after the now relaxed ban by the US. In a recent interview, he reiterated that Huawei’s 5G has no connection with the US. According to him, the company will supply about 600,000 5G equipment this year. By next year, it may reach 1.5 million units.

Ren Zhengfei speaks on Huawei 5G

Regarding the impact of US sanctions on Huawei, Ren Zhengfei said that Huawei has internal estimates. The impact on Huawei’s network connection this year is 2%, and the impact on its terminal services may be even greater. However, the 2% decline in business is mainly due to Huawei’s cut-off. According to Huawei’s founder, the company continues to sign 5G contracts even when the ban was in full force.

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At Huawei’s financial report conference for H1 2019, Chairman Liang Hua also announced some progress of the company. As of now, Huawei has over 50 5G commercial contracts worldwide, including 28 from Europe. Its 5G equipment shipment exceeds 150,000. After it was added to the list of entities by the US in May, Huawei still received 11 new 5G contracts. Liang Hua said that Huawei is confident to stay ahead in 5G technology and products. It also promises to provide better services to customers.

Huawei is no doubt the leading 5G equipment manufacturer globally. Recently, the company released China’s first 5G full Netcom router, Huawei 5G CPE Pro. This equipment comes with a 2,499 yuan ($363) price tag. It is equipped with the first self-developed 5G chip Balong 5000, which adopts 7nm multi-mode standard and has a 5G peak download rate of up to 2.3Gbps. In the future, users can also insert a 5G SIM card to get the extreme experience brought by 5G. With this, users don’t need a 5G smartphone to experience the 5G network speed.


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