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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

ZTE makes move to dominate IoT and 5G

By Nick Flaherty

Showing the close link between the Internet of Things and the next generation of cellular technology, ZTE has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China Unicom, the major Chinese operator. 

The two will work together to develop cooperative projects and conduct research on application scenarios, product demands, service applications, market development and other related fields. They will also look at possible future directions of 5G and IoT, looking at reserch into network development and evolution requirements for new business models.

In 5G, both China Unicom and ZTE will focus on research and investment in 5G network architecture, Mobile-Edge computing (MEC), cross-layer optimisation, bearer and other key 5G technologies to promote 5G development strategies and standardisation. In IoT, both parties will research and verify key IoT technologies and implement research and development of service solutions and products to promote technological development and industrial cooperation.

ZTE is a long-term partner of China Unicom, and the agreement is for research and development (R&D) and technologies, aiming to take a leading position in the industry. In addition, China Unicom will call upon other operators to jointly promote future network development, technological research and business models.

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