Foreign media: The number of 5G patent applications in China is far ahead or exceeds that in the United States.

  Reference message networkReported on May 4 thAccording to foreign media, China accounts for 34% of the patent applications related to the new generation communication standard "5G", which is more than 1.5 times that of 4G. In the field of 4G, Europe and the United States have mastered the essential standard patents for manufacturing products, but in the field of 5G, which has attracted much attention as a new generation of industrial infrastructure, China’s presence has increased. The number of patents will also influence the cultivation of new industries such as driverless driving and the national strength of the new era.

  "Nihon Keizai Shimbun" reported on May 3 that standard essential patents are irreplaceable technology patents in promoting business, and about 2% of the ex-factory price of 4G smartphones is patent royalties. According to Japanese intellectual property sources, the total annual (4G patent royalties) is about 1 trillion yen (about 9 billion US dollars, and 100 yen is about 6 yuan RMB), and the enterprises with patents are the main participants.

  According to the statistics of Puliti Company, a German patent data company, as of March, China accounted for 34.02% of the applications for essential patents of 5G communication standards, with Huawei Technologies as the company with the largest number of applications, accounting for 15.05%, ZTE Corporation as the fifth and China Institute of Telecommunications Science and Technology as the ninth.

  According to the report, the United States and Europe have taken the lead in communication technology and mastered the main patents of 3G and 4G. Therefore, China has to pay huge royalties to European and American enterprises.

  Therefore, China listed the new generation information technology industry as a key development project, and promoted the research and development of 5G related technologies throughout the country. Including Huawei’s 5G, the R&D expenditure reaches more than 10 billion US dollars every year (1 US dollar is equivalent to 6.7 yuan RMB).

  According to the report, Huawei has applied for more patents related to base station development, surpassing Ericsson in Sweden and Nokia in Finland. ZTE’s share in base stations is also expanding. Samsung galaxy and LG Electronics ranked third and fourth respectively, and South Korea’s overall share was 25.23%, which was more than two percentage points higher than that of 4G.

  The share of the United States is 14%, which is two percentage points lower than that of 4G. Qualcomm, which holds patents such as smart phone semiconductors, is a major participant in 4G, and its share in the 5G field has declined, ranking sixth.

  According to the report, in the field of communication, technology patents are cumulative, and even if they are developed to 5G, 3G and 4G patents, they will continue to be used. Qualcomm’s advantages will not disappear suddenly. The company’s patent licensing business sales in the first quarter reached 1.122 billion US dollars. Japan’s share is about 5%, which is about 4 percentage points lower than that of 4G. According to the share of enterprises, Fujitsu ranks 12th. It is said that Fujitsu holds a number of 5G related technologies, including sending radio waves to target locations.

  According to the report, enterprises that master the standard essential patents get rich patent income, which can improve the price competitiveness while providing new equipment such as 5G base stations and smart phones. Generally speaking, the more standard essential patents a country’s enterprises hold, the easier it is to promote 5G infrastructure at a lower price, and the easier it is to take the lead in the new generation of communication services. In addition to the number of patent applications, it is also important to master the important patents with high frequency of use.

  According to the report, the United States prohibits government departments from purchasing 5G products from five companies including Huawei on the grounds of security. However, Huawei holds many patents necessary for the development of 5G products. "Even if Huawei can’t sell products in the United States, it can still get patent royalties" (according to the person in charge of Puliti Company).

  According to the report, under the huge investment and long-term plan, China’s position and influence in the field of 5G communication are increasing day by day in various service fields based on 5G technology.