Now that the fifth-generation technology for telecommunication companies have started to pave its way into the industry, several broadband competitors are trying hard to lead the 5G patent race. However, according to the infographic, the current leader of the 5G patent race is the Chinese manufacturer Huawei.
A lot of you might be wondering how are the companies determined to be leading this race? This question has a very straightforward answer i.e., the more the number of 5G patents owned by a company, the higher its rank would be. Now as per the analysis of IPlytics, Huawei has been granted over 15% of active patents.
These ranks are expected to keep on changing due to the fact that it requires a couple of years for the patenting process hence, we never know, a new leader of 5G patent might evolve in a year or two.
South Korean manufacturers are also seen in the list of top ten 5G competitors. South Korea is the country where the implementation of 5G is being done at a pace higher than elsewhere. Chinese service provider ZTE, and phone companies such as Samsung and Nokia are also seen embracing 5G technologies to the fullest.
Infographic by: Statista.com