Top 5 leading companies in the 5G industry in China
5G is a new generation of broadband mobile communication technology featuring high speed, low latency, and large connections. It is the network infrastructure that realizes the interconnection of humans, machines, and things. At present, China has built the world’s largest 5G mobile network. 5G technology has set off a wave of innovation in all walks of life. 5G applications are also constantly reshaping people’s work and entertainment experience. The integrated mobile office platform market continues to develop and grow rapidly.
Definition of 5G technology
The 5th Generation Mobile Communication Technology (5G for short) is a new generation of broadband mobile communication technology featuring high speed, low latency and large connection. According to the definition of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), 5G has three major application scenarios: enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), ultra-reliable and low-latency communication (uRLLC) and massive machine-type communication (mMTC).
Enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) is mainly aimed at the explosive growth of mobile Internet traffic, providing mobile Internet users with a more extreme application experience; Ultra-reliable and low-latency communication (uRLLC) is mainly for industrial control, telemedicine, automatic driving and other vertical industry applications that have extremely high requirements for latency and reliability; massive machine-type communication (mMTC) is mainly for smart cities, smart homes, environmental monitoring and other application requirements for sensing and data acquisition.
Development status of China’s 5G industry
In recent years, the construction of 5G base stations has been steadily advancing. In 2021, there were 1.425 million 5G base stations in China , and more than 650,000 new 5G base stations were built throughout the year. As of the end of March 2022, the total number of 5G base stations in China reached 1.559 million, accounting for 15.5% of the total number of mobile base stations, an increase of 1.2 percentage points compared with the end of the previous year. Among them, 134,000 new 5G base stations were built in the first quarter.
Forecast on 5G market size
According to the “2022 China Mobile Economic Development” report, China’s 5G market continues to develop. In 2021, China’s new 5G connections exceeded 285 million, and the total number of 5G connections accounted for 75% of the global 5G connections. The total number of 5G connections in China is expected to increase from 488 million in 2021 to 892 million by 2025, and more than half of mobile connections will use 5G.
Top 5 leading companies in the 5G industry in China
Shennan Circuits, established in 1984, is headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China. The main production bases are located in Shenzhen, China, Wuxi, Jiangsu, and Nantong. Its business covers the world. It has subsidiaries in North America and R&D sites in Europe.
After years of development, Shennan Circuits has established long-term and stable strategic partnerships with the world’s leading communication equipment manufacturers and medical equipment manufacturers, and has become a key high-tech enterprise of the National Torch Program and the first national technological innovation demonstration enterprise in the printed circuit board industry and national enterprise technology center, a leading enterprise in China’s printed circuit board industry, a pioneer in the field of packaging substrates in China and a characteristic enterprise in electronic assembly manufacturing.
In 2021, the company’s operating income was 13.943 billion RMB.
Kinwong, founded in 1993, is a high-tech enterprise engaged in the research, development, production and sales of printed circuit boards and high-end electronic materials. The company has five major production bases in Shenzhen, Longchuan, Jiangxi, Fushan and Gaolan Port in Zhuhai, a total of 11 factories, and more than 14,000 employees worldwide. Kinwong’ products cover high-frequency and high speed PCB, metal-based PCB, double-sided/multilayer flexible PCB, high-density flexible circuit boards, HDI PCB, special material PCBs, etc.
It is one of the few manufacturers in China whose product types cover rigid circuit boards, flexible circuit boards and metal-based circuit boards. The company’s products are widely used in the fields of automobiles, communications, computers, power supplies, intelligent terminals, industrial control medical and consumer products. In 2020, Kinwong achieved a sales revenue of 7.064 billion RMB, ranking 21st in the world in the printed circuit board industry, and ranked third in China’s top 100 PCB companies.
Business-intelligence Of Oriental Nations Corporation Ltd.(short BONC) was established in 1997. It is a software company recognized by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and a high-tech enterprise in Zhongguancun, Beijing. At present, BONC has nearly 10,000 high-tech talents and has established cooperation with many universities and scientific research institutions at home and abroad.
At the same time, BONC has established four major R&D centers in Beijing and Anhui, China, Ohio, the United States, and Manchester, the United Kingdom. The technical achievements are transformed and implemented by the domestic team, ensuring the independent controllability and information security of the products.
After more than 20 years of development, BONC has formed a strategic layout of horizontal cross-industry and vertical industrial chain, created a technology research and development system based on big data, cloud computing, mobile Internet, full chain, and full independent intellectual property rights, and realized big data Independent research and development of the whole end-to-end industry chain, and serve multiple business fields such as communications, finance, industry, government, cities, agriculture, medical care, and new retail with rich big data software products and solutions.
Haier was established in the 1980s. It is a smart home ecological brand that customizes better life solutions for global users. Its headquarter is located in Qingdao, China. The company is mainly engaged in the R&D, production and sales of smart home appliances such as refrigerators/freezers, washing machines, air conditioners, water heaters, kitchen appliances, and small appliances, as well as smart home scene solutions. Haier creates a full-scenario smart life experience through a rich portfolio of products, brands, and solutions to meet users’ needs for a better life.
Through continuous optimization of resource allocation and platform sharing, and exerting the advantages of global strategic synergy, the layout and global operation of the seven world-class brands “Haier, Casarte, Leader, GE Appliances, Fisher&Paykel, AQUA, and Candy” will be realized. In 2019, Haier’s overseas revenue accounted for 47%, and nearly 100% of its own brand revenue.
Its business has covered five continents including Asia, Europe, the United States, Australia, and Africa, providing complete sets of home appliances and family scene solutions to hundreds of millions of users around the world.
NavInfo, was established in 2002 and is a pioneer in China’s navigation map industry. NavInfo is committed to building a “smart car brain” and empowering smart travel with core businesses such as high-precision maps, high-precision positioning, cloud service platforms, and automotive-grade chips for ADAS and autonomous driving.
After more than ten years of development, NavInfo has formed a number of products, including navigation maps, navigation software, dynamic traffic information, location big data, and Customized Internet of Vehicles solutions for passenger cars and commercial vehicles.
NavInfo is China’s leading provider of digital map content, Internet of Vehicles and dynamic traffic information services, and geographic location-related business intelligence solutions. As of November 25, 2021, the company’s valuation reached 36 billion RMB.