The 5G user penetration rate has exceeded the 20 percent threshold in countries such as China, South Korea and Kuwait where 5G is developing quickly, triggering a positive cycle of user growth, business returns and network construction, a senior Huawei executive said on Thursday.
Huawei’s 12th annual Global Mobile Broadband Forum (MBBF) kicked off in Dubai on Wednesday with a keynote from the company’s Rotating Chairman, Ken Hu.
He spoke on the current state of 5G development and new opportunities moving forward. “In just five years of commercial deployment, 5G has provided a considerable upgrade in mobile experience for consumers, and it’s already starting to empower different industries around the globe. Progress was much faster than we expected, especially in terms of the subscriber base, network coverage, and the sheer number of 5G terminals on the market.”
A peninsula on the south coast of England, complete with dramatic cliffs, marshy lands and thatched inns, isn’t exactly where you’d expect to find next-generation mobile connectivity. Yet for the past few months, residents in the Purbecks, one of the most rural parts of Dorset in England, have been able to connect for the first time to a public 5G network.