NEC gunning for bigger share of global 5G market | The Japan Times


NEC Corp. President Takashi Niino on Thursday voiced his resolve to expand the Japanese electronics giant’s share in the global 5G infrastructure market. […] The firm wants to be a “game-changer through Japan-made” technologies in the market of base stations for next-generation 5G and later-generation networks.

Like most Japanese companies, NEC is operating like its 2010 rather than 2020. They’ve completely missed the boat and can’t compete with Huawei, Ericsson, or Nokia. To invest now isn’t pointless, but the hill they need to mount is insanely steep. The big three infrastructure providers can offer the entire 5G stack. NEC is talking about developing and selling base stations … 🙄