Borqs Technologies, Inc., a global provider of 5G wireless solutions, Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, and innovative clean energy, has successfully signed a set of revised licensing agreements with the world’s leading mobile chipset vendor, which includes purchasing the 5G patent licensing agreement and use of the latest mobile chipsets.
Borqs’ R&D team and sales team in India are working closely with partners and customers to build the 5G ecosystem in India, including the development of 5G phones, 5G gateways for residential and business premises, and other devices. Borqs has shipped more than 10 million wireless devices in India, including phones, tablets, wireless routers, and IoT products.
According to the latest information from the India Minister of Electronics & Information Technology, 5G will be ready to be deployed by March 2023. It is expected all three mobile operators in India (Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Ideal) will launch the services around the same time. India is likely to be among top three global markets for 5G. India will have 500 million 5G users by 2027, accounting for 39% of all mobile subscribers. See references below.
Borqs currently employs approximately 300 staff worldwide, with more than 73% in India, 7% in the US, and 20% in China and other markets. The Company believes that the India market is strategic and critical to the Company’s business. Historically the India and the U.S. markets have been contributing the majority of revenues to the Company.
India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, and offers great potential for business opportunities. As the benefits of India’s economic growth, an increasing number of people are moving up to the middle class, with rising disposable income. India’s middle class is expected grow to 580 million people by 2025. Under the growing consumer spending trend in India, Borqs’ relationship with the largest India mobile operator will continue to help the Company to expand its IoT products in India.
Borqs Technologies is a global enabler in software and products for the IoT, providing customizable, differentiated and scalable Android-based smart connected devices and cloud service solutions.
Borqs recently acquired controlling interests in a solar energy storage systems company in the U.S.