The Chinese technology conglomerate won the gold medal for vision on Gartner’s Magic Quadrant and ranks third for execution. Huawei’s global 4G LTE network business success came from its end-to-end cellular network portfolio including macrocells, small cells, single RAN and converged core, as well as transport network. The company plans to contribute to CSPs by providing an enhanced 5G product portfolio.
Strengths: Gartner said Huawei offers more scale and breadth in its 5G-related portfolio than its competitors. The company has various series of radio products, strong features such as scenario-based beamforming and network slicing, as well as AI-based network operation and automation.
Weaknesses: With increasing political tension and security concerns between the U.S. and China, Huawei’s operations and efforts entering -- or even announcing -- new 5G contracts may be impacted, according to Gartner.