On January 9, Beijing time, Nokia announced through its official website that, up to now, it has reached 63 Commercial 5g contracts worldwide, and does not include any other types of 5g agreements, such as paid network trial, pilot or demonstration. If these protocols are included, the total number of 5g protocols will reach more than 100.
Tommi Uitto, president of Nokia Mobile Networks, said:
According to reports, Nokia has reached 63 Commercial 5g contracts, including at & T, KDDI, Korea Telecom, LG uplus, NTT DoCoMo, O2, SK Telecom, Softbank, sprint, STC, T-Mobile us, Verizon, Vodafone Italy and zain Saudi and many other carrier customers.
Tommi Uitto stressed:
It should be noted that in early June last year, Nokia announced that it had won 42 5g commercial contracts. That is to say, in the second half of last year, Nokia only obtained 21 5g commercial contracts, and its growth rate declined.
In addition, it is worth mentioning that on December 5 last year, Ericsson announced through its official website that it had won 75 5g business contracts in the world, which exceeded the number of 5g contracts previously announced by Huawei. In mid October last year, the president of Huawei's 5g product line said at the 10th global mobile broadband Forum (mbbf 2019) held in Zurich, Switzerland, that Huawei has obtained 65 5g network construction business contracts, half of which are from European customers, and the 5g base station shipment has reached 400000. At present, Huawei has not announced the latest 5g commercial contract quantity by the end of 2019.
In its latest official press release, Nokia also said it was the only supplier with an end-to-end product portfolio covering all 5g network elements (including radio, core, cloud and transport as well as management, automation and security) around the world. This provides operators and enterprise customers with a simple and efficient step-by-step upgrade of existing radio access, core and transmission domain, thus helping customers move faster to 5g. About 60% of Nokia's 5g customers choose more than new radio from their end-to-end portfolio.
In addition, Nokia has announced that it has acquired more than 2000 5g patent families that are crucial to 5g. Nokia said it continued to maintain its leadership in cellular technology development and standardization, consolidating the momentum of its 5g business.