Samsung Electronics intends to join the 5G competition in Europe to fill the gap in Huawei left.
However, if Samsung wants to join the 5G competition in Europe, it faces a major obstacle, that is, operators worry that its products will not be compatible with Huawei’s existing 4G network. If these systems are not simple upgrades, but completely abandoned, this may lead to Costs have skyrocketed.
A Samsung spokesperson said that the claim that Samsung devices are not compatible with existing infrastructure is a misunderstanding, but he did not provide technical details. The company insists that its equipment is indeed compatible with the existing 4G infrastructure.
In September of this year, the company received an order from Verizon (Verizon) worth about 6.7 billion US dollars to provide Verizon with wireless communication solutions in the United States.
This transaction is a key catalyst for Samsung to regain market interest, which has prompted closer attention to the company around the world, including Telefonica and Orange. The report said that both companies had negotiated with Samsung.
European mobile operators are seriously considering replacing Huawei with Samsung as the core supplier of 5G systems in Europe. Currently, Samsung provides 4G and 5G communication equipment to US operators such as Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint.
Industry experts have different opinions on whether Samsung can compete with Nokia and Ericsson in the local market. Analysts said that Huawei needs to take more measures to compete with Nokia and Ericsson in their home markets.
Samsung insists that it has a strong network team and research institutions in Europe, and it can indeed cultivate the necessary relationships to enter this blank space when opportunities come.
Huawei is one of the world’s leading network technology providers and one of the few companies that can provide 5G technology. Since the beginning of this year, the company has run into a wall in many countries.
In July of this year, the British government issued a ban to stop buying new Huawei 5G equipment from next year, and completely remove Huawei equipment from the 5G network before the end of 2027. In addition, France has also imposed strict restrictions on the use of Huawei equipment.
In October of this year, two major telecommunications companies in Belgium chose to use equipment from Nokia and Ericsson in their 5G networks, while also giving up Huawei equipment. In addition, Huawei and ZTE are also prohibited from providing 5G equipment for any 5G network deployment in the United States and Australia. Although Huawei is excluded from 5G networks in some countries, it has also been welcomed by many countries, including Malaysia, Russia, the Philippines, and Cambodia.
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