Strategy Analytics: Huawei Leads in 2023 5G
Global Market RAN Forecast
As the chart shows despite being excluded from the US market Huawei is expected to have about two percentage points more share of global 5G subscribers covered by its RAN equipment, than its traditional rivals.
Guang Yang, Director at Strategy Analytics,
explains, “R&D investment backed by market
scale is the most crucial factor for the
long term competitiveness of 5G
infrastructure vendors. Huawei has
maintained steady growth in its 5G R&D
investment, which bodes well for long term
advances in energy efficient, cost effective
• The ‘Others’ - Samsung and ZTE as well several new emerging OpenRAN players will share almost 30% of global 5G subscribers.
• Strategy Analytics anticipates by 2023 5G radio access will become a very competitive market where economies of scale ensure that costs per Gigabyte of throughput continue to fall to make 5G an affordable enterprise and consumer technology on a global basis.
• 5G would be the first new wireless generation where China is an early adopter. The huge scale of China’s early market should drive 5G costs down even more rapidly than in previous generations.
• Both Chinese and non-Chinese vendors who are able to compete effectively in the Chinese market are likely to further improve their market position globally. China’s 5G market is worth monitoring closely.