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Development of Five Leading Chinese 5G Module Brands and Their Product Strategies

  • Report

  • 28 Pages
  • October 2020
  • Region: China
  • Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC)
  • ID: 5181733

2019 was a seminal year for commercial 5G networks as the world's telecom heavyweights vyed to gain a foothold. Therefore, the growing development of the 5G module market has been able to facilitate the development of IoT (Internet of Things) and have caught the communications industrys attention over the years. This report analyzes the product portfolios and market development of five leading Chinese 5G module brands: Huawei, ZTE, Fibocom, Quectel, and SIMCom; looks into the progress of their 5G services and key issues facing the global mobile communications market to explore opportunities and future trends.

List of Topics

  • Development of the global 5G module market
  • Development of leading vendors and their product development, including Huawei, ZTE, Fibocom, Quectel, and SIMCom
  • Three key product and industry trends observed

Table of Contents

1. Current Status of the Worldwide 5G Module Market
2. Leading Vendors Product Development
2.1 Huawei
2.2 ZTE
2.3 Fibocom
2.4 Quectel
2.5 SIMCom
3. Key Product Trends
3.1 5G Modules to Support Both Sub-6GHz and mmWave Modes
3.2 Growing Demand for Purpose-built 5G Modules
3.3 High Pricing Likely to Push Back Market Growth
4. Key Industry Trends
4.1 Potential Demand for 5G Modules Emerges on Covid-19
4.2 5G Fuels IoT While IoT Drives 5G Module Sales
4.3 US Ban on Huawei Brings Opportunities for Taiwanese Vendors in the 5G Module Market
5 Analyst Perspective
5.1 Global 5G Module Supply to Target the Chinese Market in 2020
5.2 Taiwanese Vendors Can Use R&D Capabilities and Complete Supply Chain to Win International Orders
AppendixList of Companies
List of Tables
Table 1 Huaweis 5G Module
Table 2 ZTEs 5G Module
Table 3 Fibcoms 5G Modules
Table 4 Quectels 5G Modules
Table 5 SIMComs 5G Modules
List of Figures
Figure 1 Number of 5G Devices by Form Factor
Figure 2 Frequency Bands Supported by Top Five Brands’ Modules

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • AeroJones Aviation Technology
  • AI-Link
  • Anritsu
  • BYD
  • Changan Automobile
  • China Mobile
  • China Telecom
  • CloudMinds
  • Cogent Communications
  • Dongfeng Motor Corp.
  • FAW
  • Fibocom
  • F-Ling Technology
  • GloDio
  • Great Wall Motor
  • Guodong Group
  • HISilicon
  • Hongdian Corp.
  • Huawei
  • Jianghuai Automobile
  • MediaTek
  • Nanjing Iveco
  • Neusoft
  • NR Electric
  • Quectel
  • SAIC Motor
  • Seres
  • SIMCom
  • Sunrise
  • TVU Networks
  • ZT


Primary research with a holistic, cross-domain approach

The exhaustive primary research methods are central to the value that the analyst delivers. A combination of questionnaires and on-site visits to the major manufacturers provides a first view of the latest data and trends. Information is subsequently validated by interviews with the manufacturers' suppliers and customers, covering a holistic industry value chain. This process is backed up by a cross-domain team-based approach, creating an interlaced network across numerous interrelated components and system-level devices to ensure statistical integrity and provide in-depth insight.

Complementing primary research is a running database and secondary research of industry and market information. Dedicated research into the macro-environmental trends shaping the ICT industry also allows the analyst to forecast future development trends and generate foresight perspectives. With more than 20 years of experience and endeavors in research, the methods and methodologies include:


  • Component supplier interviews
  • System supplier interviews
  • User interviews
  • Channel interviews
  • IPO interviews
  • Focus groups
  • Consumer surveys
  • Production databases
  • Financial data
  • Custom databases


  • Technology forecasting and assessment
  • Product assessment and selection
  • Product life cycles
  • Added value analysis
  • Market trends
  • Scenario analysis
  • Competitor analysis