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5G Network Chipsets

Huawei's Balong 5G01 is the First Commercially Available 5H Chipset

— February 27, 2018 — Tech
China's Huawei has taken a major lead int he race to the 5G market with the release of the Balong 5G01. The Balong 5G01 is officially the first commercially available 5G chipset that is capable of eventually enabling network speeds of 20Gbps, but can already hit speeds of 2.3 Gbps. The release of this new chip does two things for Huawei and both position them as a leader in the 5G race. Firstly, Huawei is now the only supplier of commercially available 5G chips and will be able to control the market depending on who the buyer is. Secondly, Huawei is now poised to control more of its new phone designs as it does not need to rely on external suppliers for 5G technology.

The announcement of the Balong 5G01 was also followed up by Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's consumer business, stating that the company is aiming to launch a 5G phone with this new chipset int he second half of 2018. Huawei is now miles ahead of much of its competition as brands like Intel, Microsoft, HP and Lenovo are still in the early phases of 5G development.


Image Credit: Chris O'Brien, Venture Beat
Trend Themes
1. 5G Market Dominance - The release of the Balong 5G01 chipset positions Huawei as the sole supplier of commercially available 5G chips, giving them control over the market.
2. Vertical Integration in 5G Technology - Huawei's ability to manufacture their own 5G chipset eliminates their reliance on external suppliers, allowing them to control more of their phone designs.
3. First-mover Advantage in 5G Phone Development - By aiming to launch a 5G phone with the new Balong 5G01 chipset in the second half of 2018, Huawei gains a significant lead over competitors still in the early phases of 5G development.
Industry Implications
1. Telecommunications - Huawei's dominance in the 5G chip market opens up opportunities for collaboration with telecommunications companies.
2. Smartphone Manufacturing - The ability to internally develop 5G chipsets can disrupt the smartphone manufacturing industry and potentially reduce reliance on external technology suppliers.
3. Technology Hardware - The race to develop 5G technology presents opportunities for disruptive innovation in the technology hardware sector as companies strive to lead the market.
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