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.