Spain opens its first commercial 5G network
Huawei is a core supplier
According to Xinhuanet, multinational telecom operator Vodafone officially launched the country's first 5G commercial mobile network in Spain on the 15th, covering 15 cities in the first batch. Huawei is a core equipment supplier. This means that Spain has officially become a major partner of Huawei.
According to the news released by Vodafone in Spain, the 5G mobile network will first cover 15 major cities in Spain, such as Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia, serving about 50% of the local population. Over time, 5G networks will continue to expand coverage.
The terminal equipment and services of the 5G mobile network are currently available for purchase on the Vodafone website in Spain. At the store in Vodafone Madrid, the staff said that 5GMobile phoneThe service will be officially launched at the store on the 17th, but many customers have come to ask and express a strong interest.
According to reports, Spain 5G users will experience a download speed of 1G per second, and is expected to accelerate to 2G per second by the end of this year. Compared with 4G networks, the latency of 5G networks is also greatly reduced, which will provide the basis for technologies such as autonomous driving, telemedicine and virtual reality.
Spain has thus become one of the first European countries to officially launch 5G commercial mobile networks. The 5G network of Vodafone in Spain is also the 5G commercial network with the largest coverage in Europe. It is reported that Huawei is the core supplier of Vodafone 5G network, and the two sides have maintained a long-term cooperative relationship for more than ten years. The opening of Vodafone's 5G network in Spain will provide demonstration and reference for the company to open 5G networks in more countries.
At the end of last month, EE, one of the UK's leading telecommunications operators, pioneered the launch of 5G services in six major UK cities. The company reiterated that it will continue to use Huawei's equipment in some of its 5G network infrastructure.
According to Vodafone, they will open 5G network services in countries such as the UK and Germany. This summer, 5G networks will be roamed in the UK, Italy and Germany.
China Mobile announced the 5G order of the core network:
Huawei got 52%
On June 6th, on the day of the issuance of the 5G license of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China Mobile released the “Announcement of Single Source Procurement Information for Centralized Purchase of 5G NSA Function Upgrade Equipment in 2019 Core Network”, purchasing a total of 1131 sets of equipment, and Huawei obtained 52% share. , ranked first. Ericsson scored 34%, ranking second.
The remaining market share was shared by Nokia and ZTE, with Nokia gaining 10% and ZTE 4%. And another domestic telecom equipment manufacturer Datang Telecom did not get any orders.
China Mobile's procurement and bidding network shows that China Mobile's current collection needs to upgrade 450 sets of MME devices on the existing network to support dual connectivity, bearer migration, traffic reporting and security functions, and upgrade 681 SAE-GW devices on the existing network to support traffic reporting. The traffic processing hardware of the existing EPC core network SAE-GW device is compensated.
On the MME device and the SAE-GW device, Huawei received orders that were far ahead, with 219 sets and 369 sets respectively.
In the second place, Ericsson scored 153 sets and 231 sets. Nokia has 56 sets and 60 sets. ZTE's orders were 22 sets and 21 sets respectively.
It should be pointed out that the 5G purchases announced by China Mobile are all small-scale 5G equipment purchases.
It is worth mentioning that in January of this year, China Mobile carried out the procurement of 5G trial network, purchasing 500 stations, of which, Huawei accounted for 50%, Ericsson accounted for 22%, ZTE accounted for 16%, Nokia and Datang accounted for It is 6% than the same.
Huawei's global 5G orders once again surpassed Nokia
Among the global 5G orders, Huawei, ZTE, Ericsson and Nokia are carrying out fierce competitions. At present, Huawei has 46 orders, Nokia has 42, ZTE 40, and Ericsson 19.
On the morning of June 6, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology officially issued 5G commercial licenses to China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom and China Radio and Television. This also means that China's 5G officially entered the commercial year.
On the same day that the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued 5G licenses, Huawei officially announced that it has obtained 46 5G commercial contracts in 30 countries around the world. The shipment of 5G base stations exceeds 100,000, ranking first in the world.
Huawei also said that it is fully prepared for the 5G commercial in China. In the IMT-2020 (5G) pre-commercial system networking verification of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Huawei took the lead in completing all test projects of 5G independent networking (SA) and non-independent networking (NSA), covering all mainstream frequency bands of 5G commercial, single users. The downlink test peak exceeds 1.8 Gbps. During the World Mobile Communications Conference in February 2018, Huawei completed the world's first 5G call and launched the world's first 5G terminal.
With the issuance of domestic 5G licenses, the large-scale collection of 5G equipment by domestic operators has officially kicked off.
Since the second half of last year, with the continued suppression of Huawei's 5G, Huawei's overseas expansion of its 5G business has indeed been affected. The United States has not only banned Huawei's network equipment in its home country, but also constantly rendering Huawei's 5G equipment "unsafe" and requiring its allies to "disable" Huawei's 5G equipment. Although only a few countries actively follow the United States, there are still many countries under pressure from the United States to impose some restrictions on the development of Huawei's 5G business. For example, the United Kingdom agreed to exclude Huawei from the 5G core network. Huawei can only participate in the construction of 5G networks such as 5G antennas and other "non-core" infrastructure.
As Huawei's overseas 5G business expansion is blocked, it also makes Huawei's competitors - Ericsson, Nokia and Samsung directly benefit. On June 3, Nokia announced that it had won 42 5G orders, exceeding Huawei.
However, recently, with the official issuance of 5G licenses in China, the construction of domestic 5G networks has accelerated, and Huawei's 5G orders have once again surpassed Nokia and returned to the first place.
34% of global 5G patents in China
According to IPLytics, a patent analyst, as of March 2019, Chinese manufacturers have applied for 34% of the world's major 5G patents, South Korea 25%, the United States and Finland each accounting for 14%, Sweden accounting for nearly 8%, and Japan accounting for 5%. The region, Canada, the United Kingdom and Italy ranked in the top ten, accounting for less than 1%.
No matter who controls 5G's "standard essential patents" (SEPs), they may be the first to compete in the development of a new generation of advanced industries. The above is the distribution of global 5G SEP. It can be seen from the report that Huawei has 1554 5G SEP, Nokia, Samsung,LGShortly thereafter, another Chinese company, ZTE, also had 1,208 5G SEPs, ranking fifth, nearly 50% higher than the sixth-ranked Qualcomm.
Companies with large SEPs can earn significant royalties and make their base stations, smartphones and other devices more competitively priced. Although the United States has shut out Huawei for national security reasons, Tim Pohlmann, CEO of IPlytics, said that because Huawei owns most of the intellectual property of 5G technology, even if it cannot sell products in the US, it also You can earn royalties in the United States.
Another interesting phenomenon is that China's share of 5G patents is better than its share of 50% in the 4G market. In the 4G market, China, like South Korea, holds approximately 22% of the world's patents. In the 5G market, the United States, Japan and other countries have slowed down the pace of patent applications, China has maintained an advantage, and the percentage of patent applications from Korean, Finnish and Swedish companies has increased slightly.