uawei Technologies Co Ltd said last Tuesday that it has shipped more than 200,000 5G basestations worldwide, putting it in a leading role with other global vendors in the superfasttechnology despite all the restrictions it faces from the United States.
William Xu, Huawei's director of the board and president of the institute of strategicresearch, said that the company has had more than 200,000 5G base stations in shipment, which marked a steady step forward compared with its earlier announcement of 150,000 base stations in late June.
Xu also noted that the firm has secured over 50 commercial contracts for 5G with carriersglobally, among which 28 contracts are from Europe, 11 from the Middle East, six from theAsia-Pacific region, four from the Americas, and one from Africa.
Even though he did not disclose the exact total number, the figure is overwhelmingcompared with that of major telecom equipment makers.
Finland's Nokia said in July that it has obtained 45 commercial orders while the latest publicdata showed that Swedish telecom manufacturer Ericsson has got 24.
Industry insiders said the move again shows unaffected confidence among foreign telecomcompanies and consumers and also demonstrates Huawei's leading prowess in 5G despite USrestrictions.