A week after Nokia announced that it had struck a total of 42 commercial deals based over the upcoming 5G rollout, Huawei has now confirmed that it has obtained 46 commercial 5G contracts, thus leading the race for setting up the next generation of cellular technology, despite the US ban.
The Chinese company has revealed that it has managed to strike 46 commercial 5G deals in total across 30 countries, even after being restricted access courtesy of the US ban. Huawei has said that it has shipped more one lack 5G stations across the globe.
The move also succeeded China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology granting 5G licenses to its state-owned telecom operators. Licences were issued to China Broadcasting Network, China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom who will start rolling out 5G services.
Unlike Nokia, Huawei hasn’t cleared the details of the lists of countries where it has managed to obtain its 5G contracts. Following the US ban, even Australia and New Zealand, have blocked Huawei from supplying equipment for 5G networks.
Nokia, on the other hand, mentioned that its newly penned deals included operators like T-Mobile, Telia Company and Softbank as early rollouts of 5G have been publicised in North America, Korea and Europe. Nokia is also planning to announce partnerships with operators in India and Latin America over the coming months.