China Grants 5G License For Commercial Use
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, which issued the licenses stated that China is now inviting foreign enterprises (namely- Nokia, Ericsson) to participate in the 5G market. They also stated that Huawei, the Shenzhen-headquartered firm, captured nearly 30% of the world’s telecom sector revenue in 2018 now facing mounting security in the west. The US issued the ban on Huawei for accessing 5G license. According to the US, Beijing can manipulate Huawei system to spy on other countries and interrupt critical communication.
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The acceleration of the 5G license will notably boost the domestic economy. This fact is explicitly stated by Neil Shah, research director at Counterpoint Research. He stated it will “drum up demand with upgraded technology experiences across devices, automotive, manufacturing leveraging 5G technology.”
Facilitation of 5G licenses in China expects to generate 6.3 trillion yuan ($947 billion) worth of economic output. About 8 million employment for China by 2030 according to a document released by China Academy of Information And Communications Technology.
Huawei claimed that it has obtained 46 commercial 5G licenses related contract in 30 countries despite the Trump Administration ban if from using US-based 5G services. The company said that they are perfectly prepared to play in the 5G market. However, the company does not reveal the details of the countries from which it managed to get a contract.
Huawei is intensifying trade war between US and China. President Donald Trump levied tariffs on $200 billion for Chinese goods and allows Beijing to hike duties on $60 for American products.
The telecom concerns prompt that Huawei is gearing up. It can be the world leader in telecom networking equipment and one of the top players in the phone manufacturing unit like Samsung and Apple.
5G is the next generation of network technology. It claims to give download speed 10 to 100 times faster than 4G LTE networks. 5G also promises its subscribers for wide coverage and more stable connection.