Qualcomm Mengpu: Chinese manufacturers have more opportunities in the global 5G market in 2020
In 2019, 5G commercialization has become a reality. 2020 is a key year for operators to move from NSA deployment to SA deployment and 5G terminal advanced mainstream market. At the luncheon of the Qualcomm Snapdragon Annual Technology Summit, Meng Pu, chairman of Qualcomm China, told the Chinese media that in the history of the development of mobile communications in the world, Chinese operators have synchronized with operators in other countries for the first time and will be commercially available in 2019. 5G, which is a major event in the 5G industry chain, will profoundly affect the development of the global mobile communications industry in the next 5 to 10 years. For the 5G trend in 2020, Meng Pu has three keywords: expansion, cooperation and opportunity.
The so-called "expansion" means that 2020 is the year when 5G moves from commercial to "expansion". The expansion of 5G includes multiple dimensions: from the perspective of operator deployment, Chinese operators will mainly deploy NSA this year, and SA deployment will begin from the second half of next year. The second dimension of the expansion is that 5G will reach the mainstream level. In 2020, the global market demand for 5G smart terminals will far exceed the initial demand for 3G and 4G smart terminals. Qualcomm faces flagship and mid-to-high-end tiers, and supports 5G in Snapdragon 8-series, 7-series and 6-series. Xiaomi co-founder Lin Bin announced that Xiaomi will release more than 10 5G mobile phones next year. We can see that the entire industry chain is promoting 5G expansion on the basis of 5G commercial use. In addition, the expansion also means that 5G will surpass mobile phones and bring positive effects to more terminal types and more industries, such as mobile PCs that are always online and consumer applications such as XR.
"Cooperation" has always been Qualcomm's business philosophy. Qualcomm does not make terminal products, but only products such as technology and chips. Without the success of partners, there would be no Qualcomm success. Qualcomm attaches great importance to cooperation with its Chinese partners worldwide, and through the cooperation network between Qualcomm and global operators, promotes the simultaneous development of China's 5G smart terminals in the global market with 5G commercial processes. At present, OPPO has launched 5G commercial terminals for 11 operators in 7 European countries. OnePlus 7TPro 5G has been officially commercialized on T-Mobile. It is currently the only product of a Chinese manufacturer among two 5G terminals on the T-Mobile 600MHz network. These are the embodiment of close cooperation between Qualcomm and Chinese manufacturers. Next, looking forward to 2020, Qualcomm will continue to deepen cooperation with Chinese industries.
The so-called "opportunity" means that 5G, as a universal technology platform, will be as ubiquitous as hydropower and so on, and will bring many opportunities to the world. According to the latest data from the IHS 5G Economic Report, by 2035, 5G will create economic output of 13.2 trillion US dollars and create 22.3 million jobs. 5G will bring great opportunities at the macro level.
Meng Pu said that in January 2018, Qualcomm jointly launched a "5G Pilot Program" with a number of outstanding Chinese manufacturers. The goal at that time was to support China's 5G smart terminals to enter the global operator's launch sequence during the 5G commercial process and support global operations Business market. Looking at it now, in the 5G networks currently used by more than 40 operators, most operators have 5G terminals from Chinese manufacturers in their terminal launch sequences. This is the opportunity that 5G brings to the Chinese industry. For 2020, Chinese manufacturers will have more and more opportunities around the world, especially the expansion of 5G to other consumer products. For example, the domestic TV industry has begun to closely deploy 5G + 8K TVs. These are new opportunities.
"I believe that in 2020, the Chinese industry will make greater contributions to the global 5G industry." Meng Pu said.
Editor-in-chief: Zhang Xinyi