5G is growing faster than expected and leading to the growth of the ecosystem.
At a press conference on the eve of the MWC Shanghai World Mobile Conference 2021, Ryan Ding, chief executive and chairman of Huawei’s carrier business group, said 5G is growing faster than expected. As of now, 140 commercial 5G networks have been deployed in 59 countries around the globe.
According to Ryan Ding, 50% of commercial 5G networks globally are based on Huawei network equipment. The growth of 5G networks is dragging the evolution of the ecosystem. In China, more than 68% of smartphones shipped in 2020 will be 5G phones. More than 200 5G modules and industrial equipment are now available, supporting 5G applications in many industries.
5G applications have been deployed in more than 20 industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, education, and logistics. In China, 5G has proven its value in coal mining, steelmaking, and manufacturing.
“5G is no longer for the early adopters, it’s improving our daily lives,” said Ryan Ding.
Huawei’s representative forecasts that 2021 will be the first year for large-scale 5G industrial applications. Operators will need new capabilities in network planning, deployment, maintenance, optimization and operation to achieve “0 to 1” and successful replication from 1 to more.
In Vietnam, three operators Viettel, Vinaphone and MobiFone have been testing 5G commercial on a narrow scale in many localities since the end of last year, mainly Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.