Chinese language vendor Huawei claimed the corporate has constructed over half of the 140 industrial 5G networks deployed in 59 nations to this point, Ryan Ding, president of Huawei’s Provider Enterprise Group, mentioned at a pre-briefing for MWC Shanghai 2021.

“5G developed quicker than we had anticipated. Greater than 140 industrial 5G networks have been deployed in 59 nations. In China, greater than 68% of smartphones shipped in 2020 had been 5G telephones. Greater than 200 5G modules and industrial units are actually out there, supporting 5G software in a broad vary of industries,” the chief mentioned.

“2020 has been a tough yr. Throughout this time, Huawei labored carefully with our prospects,” Ding mentioned. “In 2020, Huawei supported the secure operations of over 300 networks throughout greater than 170 nations and helped operators present on-line providers and reduce the influence of the pandemic on their enterprise. Working with Huawei, operators attracted 22 million new wi-fi residence broadband customers worldwide. Due to this, individuals can simply entry telemedicine providers and make money working from home,” he added.

The manager additionally highlighted that 5G know-how is turning into a part of core manufacturing processes in industries. Trying forward, Ding is bullish concerning the outlook for industrial purposes this yr, noting adoption of 5G had made “manufacturing safer, extra clever and extra environment friendly” in home coal mining, metal making and manufacturing sectors.

Ding additionally famous that 5G purposes have been deployed in additional than 20 industries, together with manufacturing, healthcare, training and logistics. ”5G is now not for early adopters, it’s enhancing our every day lives. 2021 would be the first yr with large-scale 5G trade purposes,” he mentioned. “Huawei could have exhibitions and in-depth discussions on these matters with trade stakeholders on-line and offline on the upcoming MWC Shanghai. We’ll maintain innovating to assist our prospects construct one of the best 5G networks and obtain better enterprise success.”

In the course of the briefing Ritchie Peng, president of Huawei’s 5G Product Line, mentioned 5G customers globally reached 200 million, whereas 800,000 5G websites have been rolled out worldwide.

Huawei’s founder and CEO, Ren Zhengfei not too long ago said that the agency believes that it is going to be extraordinarily unlikely that the brand new U.S. administration would carry the present restrictions imposed by former President Donald Trump.

“I believe it’s impossible that the U.S. will take away us from the Entity Checklist. I received’t say it’s inconceivable, however it’s extraordinarily unlikely. We mainly aren’t contemplating it a chance,” Ren mentioned, including that Huawei stays dedicated to producing good merchandise and options.

In Could 2019, the U.S. Division of Commerce added Huawei to its Entity Checklist, a call that successfully banned the corporate from shopping for components and parts from U.S. firms with out U.S. authorities approval.

Underneath the order, Huawei wants a U.S. authorities license to purchase parts from U.S. suppliers.