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Coolpad, China Mobile to Promote 5G Terminal Industry

Coolpad has submitted over 800 patent applications in the field of 5G technology and gained over 300 authorised invention patents

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Coolpad to launch 3 smartphones in India on Thursday. (IANS)

Chinese smartphone maker and integrated wireless data solutions provider Coolpad on Tuesday announced it has signed an MoU with Chinese state-owned telecommunication corporation China Mobile to produce 5G products and promote the innovation of the 5G terminal industry.

As one of the 13 global terminal vendors for 5G, Coolpad has signed the “5G terminal forerunner plan” with China Mobile.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by China Mobile Terminal Co. and China Mobile Research Institute (on behalf of China Mobile) and other 28 partners signed the cooperative memorandum (MOU) in the presence of Li Huidi, Senior VP-China Mobile Group, Xu Yibo, Deputy Vice President of Coolpad Group and other senior leaders from the industry at the recently concluded World Mobile Conference Global Terminal Summit in Shanghai.

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“Coolpad has pledged full cooperation with other parties of the ‘5G terminal forerunner plan’ in technical project research, application scene exploration, product form innovation and demonstration application promotion together to establish the mature 5G terminal industry ecology,” the company said in a statement.

Notably, the MoU defines the responsibilities of all parties, including the 5G terminal product form and the key time for the development of chips, terminals, components and instruments.

“As one of the mainstream terminal vendors, Coolpad has built a team and started to study the 5G’s standard since 2012. It spent 10 per cent of its annual sales on standard and innovation research in 5G,” the company added.

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Coolpad has submitted over 800 patent applications in the field of 5G technology and gained over 300 authorised invention patents.

The handset maker has also obtained more than 120 authorised invention patents about D2D (Device To Device), which is one of important technology in 5G infrastructures. (IANS)

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Huawei Wants India to Remove Hurdles for 5G Spectrum

Huawei has been present in India since the last decade in the telecom equipment business and has so far worked with Airtel and BSNL

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A staff member stands in front of a Huawei shop in Beijing, China, March 7, 2019. VOA

Chinese telecom equipment major Huawei on Tuesday said that India should address the constraints in the spectrum availability to make 5G technology-based services a success in the country.

Speaking to IANS on the sidelines of the Huawei Global Analysts Summit 2019 here Huawei Executive Director David Wang, who is also the company’s ICT strategy head, also pointed out that the Indian telecom market is currently faced with excess competition.

“Huawei would like to see India become more attractive in terms of 5G. We hope to see more changes in the Indian market..there is lack of spectrum for 5G operators which could affect the services. If the constraints present in the 4G is there in 5G as well, then these constraints might hamper growth,” Wang said.

Huawei Deputy Chairman Ken Hu said some of the growth irritants of 4G in India should not be repeated. These problems had made it difficult for telcos to make profits with the 4G spectrum in the face of excessive competition in the telecom services market.

“If operators are struggling to make profits under 4G, I wonder how will they become profitable in 5G. Competition in Indian market is overheated”, Ken said.

“My personal view is that for a very long time after 4G deployment, eMBB will be the main scenario. If operators are already struggling to gain profits on eMBB scenario under 4G, then I wonder how do they make profits under 5G””, he added.

eMBB, or enhanced Mobile Broadband, is one of the three sets of used cases defined for 5G.

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FILE – A woman stands at the booth of Huawei featuring 5G technology at the PT Expo in Beijing, China, Sept. 28, 2018. VOA

Huawei which has faced security concerns in some parts of Europe and in the US, said that it is already in the Indian government’s invitee list for 5G trials, as and when these take place.

“We were invited by the Indian government last year to conduct field trials for 5G and also participated in used cases and researches with operators in India. Huawei is deeply engaged with the Indian market on 5G,” Wang said.

“India is similar to China and other growing markets in terms of requirements and ICT and is an important market for us”, he added.

Huawei has undertaken 5G demo trials, alongwith Airtel and Reliance Jio, at the Indian Mobile Congress.

India’s Department of Telecom so far has not taken any decision on the time period for 5G trials as the telecom operators have differences over the quantum of spectrum to be allotted and the duration of the field exercise.

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While the operators demand a one-year minimum period for trial, the government says it only allot spectrum for 90-day trials.

The Indian telecom services market is facing severe competition, with a tariff war unleashed by Reliance Jio already affecting telcos’ bottomlines. They are already complaining about the high high reserve price of the next spe4ctrum auction slated to take place later this year.

Huawei has been present in India since the last decade in the telecom equipment business and has so far worked with Airtel and BSNL. It faces completion from fellow Chinese rival ZTE, Korean major Samsung, and the European firms Ericsson and Nokia. (IANS)