Gartner’s Top 10 Global 5G Network Infrastructure Companies
From Cisco and Samsung to Ericsson and Huawei, here’s the ten market leaders who made Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for 5G Network Infrastructure for Communication Service Providers.
Niche Player: Fujitsu
The Japanese IT services and communication technology company ranks among the middle of pack for execution but near the bottom for vision. Fujitsu has been promoting open and virtualized base stations, and is initially focused on selling 5G radio units to the global market. Fujitsu is participating in the O-RAN Alliance and is contributing in the development of the open interface to accelerated readiness of multivendor O-RAN-compliant network infrastructure.
Strengths: Fujitsu also launched Japan’s first commercial private 5G network. The company’s open RU products and network integration expertise helped it win a large 5G agreement with DISH Network.
Weaknesses: Fujitsu is undergoing a major reorganization to become a digital transformation company, but its network infrastructure business is not a major revenue source. Gartner said CSPs should carefully evaluate the company’s business support and continuity.