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Intel debuts 5G base station chips as alternative to Huawei

US chipmaker teams up with Ericsson to grab 40% market share

TAIPEI -- U.S. chip giant Intel has entered the 5G base station chip race with bold ambitions to be the market leader by 2021 in a bid to help telecom equipment maker Ericsson and other key partners take on Chinese rival Huawei Technologies.

The Santa Clara, California-based chipmaker on Monday introduced its first ever 5G integrated chip platform -- the Atom P5900 -- for use in base stations, the backbone of wireless communications infrastructure, as well as a series of related customized chips for next-generation communication technology.

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