On September 27(Beijing Time), The IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group of China announced the newest results of China’s 5G technology R&D trial Phase III at the 3rd 5G Innovation and Development Summit.
When introducing the overall progress of 5G phase-III NSA trial of equipment manufacturers, there is a strange yet familiar name in the list – Samsung.
Samsung’s participation in China’s 5G test is a signal that its system equipment branch is preparing to come back to China market.
Samsung has experience in manufacturing telecommunication system equipment. Meanwhile, as a tech company with a whole industrial chain, Samsung has a great advantage in product development capability. It has a say in setting 5G standards. What’s more, the company has a first-mover advantage in the US market. Due to the absence of ZTE in the first half of this year, Samsung has surpassed ZTE and become the world’s fourth largest supplier of mobile internet devices.
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Samsung is a competitor that should not be underestimated, and Chinese equipment manufacturers must maintain vigilance against its entrance.