According to a recent report from Strategy Analytics, Huawei’s overall contribution to end-to-end 5G standards exceeds any other company in the world. Strategy Analytics said, “According to our assessment, leading infrastructure vendors including Huawei, Ericsson, and Nokia contribute more to 5G standards than other companies studied .” Sue Rudd of Strategy Analytics said in a statement, ” Huawei is leading in the overall contribution to end-to-end 5G standards, Ericsson leads in TSG (Technical Specification Group) / WG (Working Group) chair positions, and Nokia leads in approving/agreed 5G contribution papers”.
The research company evaluated the contributions of 13 leading companies to the 3GPP R15 and R16 5G standards. It also examined the number of submissions and the participation of leadership and working groups. According to Strategy Analytics, Huawei, Ericsson, Nokia, Qualcomm, and China Mobile contributes the most to the 5G standard.
Phil Kendall of Strategy Analytics explained in a statement…”It is important to keep in mind that the true nature of the standardization process is industry cooperation, not competition. 3GPP standardization is still a dynamic process. Emerging players and new markets are expected and demand will increasingly affect the priority of the 3GPP R17 standard. “
The US does not like what Huawei is achieving with 5G
Huawei is the biggest contributor to the 3GPP 5G standard. This will undoubtedly worry US legislators and regulators, who have accused Huawei of posing a security threat. In addition to banning the use of Huawei equipment in the US, some U.S. legislators are also studying the role Huawei plays in the formulation of 5G standards.
The contribution of Huawei to the 3GPP 5G standard does not necessarily translate into revenue. To do this, it must patent its inventions. According to a study, the Chinese manufacturer is also a leader in this regard. IPlytics recently reported that the Chinese company is by far the company with the most “filed 5G family” patents.
However, it is worth noting that Bird & Bird, a British law firm, believes that reliance on such patent calculations is not very insightful.