China Unicom, ZTE Ink Strategic Cooperation on Joint 5G & IoT innovation

20 August 2016
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China Unicom, ZTE Ink Strategic Cooperation on Joint 5G & IoT innovation Image Credit: ZTE

China Unicom and ZTE have signed a strategic cooperation agreement on joint 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) innovation. Both companies plan to work together to develop cooperative projects and conduct research on application scenarios, product demands, service applications and market development.

Both China Unicom and ZTE will focus on research and investment in 5G network architecture, Mobile-Edge Computing (MEC), cross-layer optimization, bearer and other key 5G technologies to promote 5G development strategies and standardization. In the field of IoT, both parties plan to conduct research and experimental verification of key IoT technologies and implement research and development of service solutions and products to promote technological development and industrial cooperation.

In addition, China Unicom will call upon other operators endowed with common resources for strategic cooperation with ZTE, jointly promoting future network development, technological research and business models. They will jointly promote the industrialization process, network development and technological research to help China Unicom enter the era of 5G and IoT.

Shao Guanglu, deputy general manager of China Unicom
This cooperation in the 5G and IoT fields is not simply the traditional cooperation in business and equipment but one of research and development (R&D) and technologies.

Xu Huijun, CTO, ZTE
5G and IoT are core strategies for ZTE, which aims to become a global pioneer in these fields with China Unicom as a long-term strategic partner. ZTE will work with China Unicom to strengthen the research in 5G, IoT and future new technologies.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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