The latest version of Ericsson mobile market report released by Ericsson predicts that by 2026, four out of every ten mobile subscribers will use 5g. The report estimates that by the end of 2020, 5g will cover more than 1 billion people in the world, accounting for 15% of the world’s total population. By 2026, 5g will cover 60% of the global population, and the number of 5g contracted users will reach 3.5 billion. This means that the 5g network deployment of global operators is about to usher in large-scale construction.

2020 is a year of large-scale 5g construction in China. By the end of the year, more than 700000 5g base stations have been built. According to the plan of the Ministry of industry and information technology, another 600000 will be built in 2021. Under the good trend of 5g development, Ericsson will win all the way in the 5g market in 2020 and make brilliant achievements. At present, Ericsson has obtained 122 5g commercial contracts, of which 77 have been put into commercial use, becoming the largest 5g communication equipment manufacturer in the world with 5g contracts and completed network commercial construction.

If you want to award a 2020 5g achievement award, Ericsson’s certificate will say: Ericsson students won the first place in the global 5g network construction in 2020, with excellent achievements, and are hereby commended.

Technical strength determines market share

According to the report released by Dell ‘orogroup in mid December, Ericsson’s market share in 5g equipment manufacturers has increased significantly since the third quarter, up 10% to 30.7% compared with the second quarter and 48.3% month on month, with the highest growth rate among the top six communication equipment manufacturers.

As a leader in 5g technology and market, Ericsson has participated in 5g network deployment in all initial markets on four continents. So far, Ericsson has signed 122 5g commercial contracts worldwide and provided equipment for 77 officially operational 5g commercial networks in 40 countries.

5g market is highly competitive. Although there are many other factors interfering with it, generally speaking, technology and product strength are still the key factors to win the market. Bao Yikang, President and CEO of Ericsson, said that significant investment in R & D and building leading technologies and products were the main factors for growth.

How will Ericsson's 5g market develop in 2020?

Ericsson is a leader in 5g technology. In 2020, Ericsson demonstrated its comprehensive 5g comprehensive strength in 5g technology innovation, industry application and other fields.

In terms of technological innovation, Ericsson’s “dynamic spectrum sharing technology” adds a lot to its 5g market. Under the extensive and close cooperation with operators, terminal and chip manufacturers, this technology is irresistible in 5g commercial innovation. In China, Ericsson, Guangdong Telecom and oppo successfully demonstrated the application of dynamic spectrum sharing technology in multiple scenarios, launched 5g commercial services using spectrum sharing technology in Hong Kong operator SmarTone, and completed the first domestic data call based on 5g independent networking with Sichuan Telecom under the 2.1ghz5g commercial network environment. In the global market, Ericsson’s spectrum sharing technology has also been commercially implemented. For example, with the help of the 5g commercial network of Swiss Telecom and Australian Telecom, Ericsson has realized the data call connecting Berne, Switzerland and Australia’s Gold Coast for the first time. Due to its leading technology and outstanding performance, Ericsson’s dynamic spectrum sharing solution won the GSMA Global Mobile Award in 2020.

Millimeter wave is a hot spot in 5g market this year. In 2020, Ericsson will make frequent moves in millimeter wave and make new breakthroughs in speed and coverage. First, at the beginning of the year, it successfully completed the first connection in Europe to break the 2GBIT / s speed limit on 5g existing commercial network; Then, the first 5g millimeter wave commercial system and commercial smart phone test in China was completed in Beijing in August, and the 5g millimeter wave test of the first commercial system and commercial CPE in China was completed with oppo in September; In December, Telecom Italia, Ericsson and Qualcomm applied 5g technology to fixed wireless access. Under the scenario of 6.5km away from the site, the real-time network set a transmission speed record of 1GBIT / S based on the millimeter wave spectrum in the 26ghz band.

In addition, the 5g construction of 700MHz band, which has attracted the attention of the industry, was officially launched in the world in 2020. 14 700mhz5g networks have been put into commercial use in the world, of which 11 use Ericsson’s equipment. On April 23, 2020, Ericsson assisted Vodafone Germany to realize the world’s first 700MHz 5g network, and 8000 700MHz base stations were deployed in the year; In September 2020, we assisted TDC in Denmark to launch the 5g commercial network in Denmark, and 3000 700MHz base stations quickly achieved national coverage to seize the market opportunity. In December 2020, Asia Pacific Telecom in Taiwan purchased Ericsson 5g equipment and will completely replace the 700MHz equipment of the current network. Broadcasting service is an important scenario of 700MHz. Under the guidance of China Radio and television, Ericsson has cooperated with a third-party commercial chip to realize end-to-end verification. Statistics show that Ericsson’s 700mhzrru has delivered more than 1 million worldwide. This record figure not only represents that Ericsson’s products have obtained extensive commercial verification, but also shows that it has accumulated rich experience and in-depth insight into the wireless characteristics of 700MHz network.

In the 5g application field, Ericsson is a pioneer in the industry, actively promoting the 5g enabling vertical industry to stimulate and meet the needs of the industry. Due to the rapid progress of 5g construction in China and the wide application in the industry, Ericsson has carried out in-depth cooperation with the three major operators and partners in China in 5g application. For example, Jiangsu Mobile has deployed 5g exclusive network in Ericsson’s Nanjing factory, including ar remote expert guidance / training and quality inspection, video monitoring, UAV inventory, industrial computer, AGV scheduling system, environmental monitoring, assembly tightening monitoring, machine vision guided assembly, intelligent linear array scanning, forklift informatization and other 5g applications; Cooperate with China Telecom in the Internet of things to help China Telecom build iota (DCP) global connection management platform; Carry out in-depth cooperation with Shandong Unicom in haikeskang Qingdao Hongdao factory, study and explore the application scheme of 5g technology in the field of intelligent manufacturing, and jointly build a commercial operation level 5g intelligent factory.

Of course, in the global market, Ericsson also cooperates with industry partners to explore the possibility of 5g empowerment. For example, Ericsson, Norway Telecom and Sony jointly developed intelligent IOT medical devices; Ericsson joins hands with groupeadp, hubnone and Air France to deploy 5g network for the future oriented Paris airport, so as to provide fast, safe and reliable wireless Internet.

Zhao Juntao, President of Ericsson China, said: “with the in-depth promotion of 5g business, the era of intelligent manufacturing and industry 4.0 has come. Ericsson not only has a strong product and solution portfolio, but also has accumulated rich application cases and experience in various industries together with global leading enterprises, and is committed to becoming the best partner for enterprise digital transformation.”

Deeply cultivate the Chinese market

Since the late 1980s, Ericsson has actively participated in the construction of China’s communication industry. As the only system supplier that has completely experienced the whole process of China’s mobile communication construction from the first generation to the fifth generation, Ericsson has played an important role in the development of China’s information and communication industry. In today’s 5g era, Ericsson is full of confidence. Zhao Juntao said that Ericsson is fully engaged in the tide of 5g construction in China and will provide services to more Chinese users with high-quality network connections.

In the two years of 5g construction in China, Ericsson and its partners in the industry have jointly promoted the further improvement of 5g standardization and the continuous maturity of 5g industrial chain, widely participated in a large number of technical verification and testing organized by the three major operators in China, actively coordinated Ericsson’s global resources and supported China’s large-scale 5g network deployment. In the Chinese market, Ericsson has become the only foreign equipment supplier selected by the three operators in the 5g era. Figures show that in 2019, the Chinese market will bring Ericsson 7% revenue. In the third quarter of 2020, this figure has increased to 8.5%. The Chinese market is of strategic significance to Ericsson.

For its development in China, Bao Yikang, President and CEO of Ericsson, believes that China’s openness and inclusiveness are the basis for Ericsson’s rapid development in the Chinese market.

“We look forward to seeing and learning the development of 5g applications in China,” said Bao Yikang. China is a vast and large market. More importantly, China is not only the center of innovation in 5g network technology, but also an important driving force for innovation in 5g application. Due to China’s first mover advantage, Chinese entrepreneurs and innovators have developed a variety of 4G based applications and made great progress in the development of payment e-commerce and media. In the future 5g development, due to the advantages of network construction and the needs of rich application scenarios, China’s exploration in 5g application field is in full swing. In the third 5g blooming cup 5g application competition organized by the Ministry of industry and information technology, there are more than 4300 application schemes focusing on 5g cloud XR, industrial Internet, smart medicine, financial technology, smart business, epidemic prevention and control, 5g industry private network and application, smart transportation, smart Park, 5g application security, and now many applications have been implemented. Ericsson supported operators to implement a number of projects, which stood out from nearly 4300 projects and won 8 awards. Among them, Ericsson Nanjing 5g smart factory project completed in cooperation with Jiangsu Mobile won the third prize in the national finals of “blooming Cup”. Nanjing smart factory is the first smart factory in Ericsson’s global supply chain to realize the commercial deployment of 5g private network. The project began in 2016 and is the industrial Internet pilot demonstration project of the Ministry of industry and information technology. The factory has started 5g transformation and upgrading since 2019. Now it has completed the coverage of 10G enterprise private network in the plant area and connected with the original it system of the factory. Cloud AGV, UAV, AR remote guidance, industrial computer, AR / VR training, video monitoring and other applications connected to 5g network have been put into use, greatly improving the digital operation level of the factory, which is a typical example of 5g enabled intelligent manufacturing.

Promote global 5g cooperation, win-win and fair competition

As a global leader in mobile communications, Ericsson firmly believes that only the global industrial chain can promote the rapid and healthy development of the whole mobile communications industry. From 2G to 4G, this is the development truth that has been proved by the market. At the beginning of 5g development, the global industrial chain reached a preliminary consensus from technical standards to product R & D, and everything is developing towards a better trend.

However, due to the sudden change of wind direction in the past two years, some western countries began to suppress China’s 5g development on the grounds of security, which seriously hindered the global 5g development. In this regard, Ericsson has stated on many occasions that suppressing China’s 5g development will hinder free competition and trading in the market, delay the launch of new technologies and affect the global 5g development.

Bao Yikang has said publicly in the media for many times that promoting the development of the global 5g market requires the concerted efforts of the industrial chain, and all countries should be based on fair competition and market opening. Bao Yikang hopes Ericsson and Chinese enterprises can jointly develop the global 5g market. Regarding the unfair treatment faced by Chinese enterprises in the development of 5g, Bao Yikang said: “Ericsson has always believed in fair competition and open market. We believe that all enterprises are inseparable from the fair opportunity to obtain market access. It is precisely because of competition and opening up that we have become a leader in the global 5g field.”

For Ericsson, Chinese enterprises are not only competitors, but also important partners in a healthy ecosystem. “Huawei is indeed Ericsson’s most powerful competitor. In fact, the relationship between the two sides has not only competition but also cooperation. Although the two companies compete in products, they have extensive cooperation in promoting the formulation and development of global telecommunications standards. It is precisely because of the competition and cooperation between the two enterprises that promote users using the same 3GPP standards all over the world It has reached 8 billion, “said Bao Yikang.

Ericsson knows that only by maintaining the good ecological order of global 5g development can we have the future of a beautiful era of interconnection of all things.

Editor in charge: Tzh

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