Qualcomm: «Competitors will spend years to catch up with China in the 5G area»


The Chairman of the Board of Qualcomm China Maine Pu believes that China’s telecommunication achievements are ahead of the possibilities of Western countries and IT companies for several years. According to him, regardless of the number of users connected to 5G networks and base stations, China will continue to win at their competitors due to the competent infrastructure. The PRC government managed to avoid bureaucratic costs in the technological industry, so any new system moves from laboratory tests to real deployment faster than in the US or EU.

During the direct broadcast, PU commented on the results of Chinese companies and regulators. Three key operators — China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom — built about 1 million basic 5G stations at the expense of state contracts and assistance from Huawei and ZTE. The number of terminal connections is gradually approaching the mark of 400 million, and the database of consumer and corporate accounts exceeded 500 million people. The head of the Chinese division Qualcomm also noted that only one city of China may have more base stations than in all of Europe,

Maine Pu, responsible for the business and all Qualcomm workers in China, said that the American company will continue to develop new projects with China Mobile. The other day Qualcomm received all the licenses required for the deployment of 5G technologies of any format. According to PU, new certificates will speed up the implementation of the 5G MMWAVE standard throughout China.

In August of this year, Qualcomm Technologies in collaboration with the Chinese ZTE reported that they had successfully completed the tests of stations operating in the 5G MMWAVE range. Tests were performed using a test smartphone based on the Snapdragon X65 Modem-RF system and the ZTE MMWAVE AAU network infrastructure. According to the ZTE press release, which the tests described are the first example of connecting using an autonomous double connection 5G (NR-DC or FR1 + FR2 DC). The maximum data transfer rate in Qualcomm and ZTE tests was 5 Gbps.

Earlier this year, Qualcomm also stated that it began to work with more than 30 companies over the «faster version of 5G networks». The telecommunications equipment supplier did not disclose all its partners, but noted that cooperation goes beyond the framework of the United States and China. Among the categories Qualcomm, according to Reuters, the Australian Telstra Corp and the German company Deutsche Telekom are listed.

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