Huawei retains 5G RAN leadership

Huawei retains 5G RAN leadership

As 5G flourishes across Asia-Pacific, a new report revealed that Huawei is defying bans on its technology to claim leadership for the third year in a row in 5G radio access networks.

The Chinese telecoms equipment and services giant's product portfolio outclassed its competitors in all four criteria: radio unit portfolio breadth, baseband unit (BBU) capacity, ease of installation, and technological evolution, according to GlobalData's recent H2 2021 report 5G RAN: Competitive Landscape Assessment.

According to the report, Huawei's radio product range greatly facilitates ubiquitous 5G gigabit experiences in terms of radio unit portfolio breadth. Through continuous innovation, Huawei has amassed various advantages that allow it to deploy across different scenarios and spur the industry forward.

The report also shows that the Huawei BBU5900 leads the pack in terms of BBU capacity, with the largest number of cells per unit volume, as well as industry-leading 400 MHz mmWave cell capability. The Huawei BBU5900 safeguards operators' return on investment and their ability to cope with future traffic growth.

Ease of installation was another criteria, and Huawei's 5G RAN portfolio is already far ahead in terms of engineering and installation, including lightweight devices and compact form factors, it said.

Finally, with regards to technological evolution, Huawei's innovations can be seen in a variety of different areas, the report pointed out. Moreover, Huawei was the first to propose new directions for 5.5G, with the aim of promoting sustainable development for 5G into the future.

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