Tencent Technology News, South Korea's Samsung Electronics is the world's largest consumer electronics company, but in the telecommunications equipment market, Samsung Electronics does not have an advantage, behind Huawei, Nokia, Ericsson three giants.
According to the latest news from foreign media, Samsung Electronics is taking advantage of the opportunity of 5G network in the field of telecom equipment. Korean industry insiders disclosed on Sunday that Samsung’s vice chairman and actual controller Li Zaijun recently visited a number of mobile operators in Japan. Executives discuss possible collaborations in the fifth generation of networking.
According to foreign media reports, according to a person familiar with the matter, Li Zaiyu visited Japan last week and visited the headquarters of Japanese telecom giants NTT Docomo and KDDI, and exchanged views on the 5G business with the executives of the two mobile operators. .
At the time of the meeting, the Japanese telecommunications industry is preparing to launch a comprehensive 5G service, which is expected to be officially launched next year.
The Korean technology giant has been working hard to penetrate the Japanese market. In October last year, Samsung decided to jointly develop 5G telecommunications equipment with NEC Corp.
The company also plans to support the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics as a global partner of the International Olympic Committee.
According to data from Canalys, a technology industry market research firm, Samsung accounted for 6.8% of the Japanese smartphone market in the fourth quarter of 2018.
Samsung Electronics is the world's largest smartphone manufacturer and ranks first in many countries around the world. Samsung has already sold 5G mobile phones in South Korea and the United States, becoming the first manufacturer to sell 5G mobile phones.
Samsung Electronics owns the telecom equipment business and competes with Nokia, Ericsson and other companies for market share, but the market influence is still weaker than the three giants.
In April of this year, South Korea's three major mobile operators fully commercialized 5G services, and have so far received more than 200,000 users. According to foreign media reports, Samsung Electronics has obtained equipment contracts for 50,000 5G base stations by virtue of its home market advantage.
According to reports, in early April, the Japanese government allocated 5G radio frequency resources to four mobile operators in China, and took the first step toward building a 5G network. In addition to the traditional NTT DoCoMo, KDDI, and Softbank (subordinate to Japan's Softbank Group), Japanese e-commerce giant Lotte will also use the 5G opportunity to enter the telecom market for the first time, and Lotte also obtained frequency resources.
According to reports, the four Japanese telecommunications companies plan to invest a total of 15 billion US dollars to build 5G networks in the next five years. The Tokyo Summer Olympics, which will be held next year, will be an important stage for the emergence of Japanese 5G communication services.
In Japan's $15 billion 5G construction investment, it is unclear how many contracts Samsung Electronics is expected to receive.
In addition, in order to cooperate with the commercialization of 5G networks, the Japanese government plans to introduce a new mobile phone number with a capacity of 14 digits, with a capacity of 10 billion. The previous 11-digit mobile number is expected to run out in 2022. (Tencent Technology Review / Cheng Hao)