SHENZHEN, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)– ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today announced that it is proud to be named as one of the first eleven partners in the China Mobile 5G Joint Innovation Lab (5G JIL for short), which officially launched at the Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) Summit held during Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona on 23 February.
The 5G JIL aims to draw on multiple resources from across the industry in order to facilitate 4G-to-5G evolution and create a virtuous circle for innovation. China Mobile has plans to create more opportunities for cooperation across different industries in areas rich in potential such as basic communications, Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Vehicles (IoV), Industrial Internet, Cloud Robotics, Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR).
The 5G JIL will build a central lab in Beijing, and regional labs in the China Mobile International Information Port, Qingdao, Chongqing and other places. China Mobile and its partners will actively take part in 5G tests organized by the IMT-2020(5G) Promotion Group in China, to promote 5G candidate technology validation, standards development, and industrial chain construction. Meanwhile, China Mobile will cooperate with the Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI), GSMA, NGMN and other international organizations, to expand partners and cooperation.
As one of China Mobile’s first key partners, ZTE is committed to participating in all the lab’s activities including the promotion of 4G evolution, 5G standardization, infrastructure construction, and product and application platform development.
“The launch of the 5G JIL will deepen and broaden ZTE’s partnership with China Mobile taking it to a higher level. By virtue of the lab, Chinese enterprises will be given more say and play a greater role in global 5G standardization and industrialization,” said Zhao Xianming, Executive Vice President of ZTE.
ZTE is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices, and enterprise technology solutions to consumers, carriers, companies and public sector customers. As part of ZTE’s M-ICT strategy, the company is committed to provide customers with integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value as the telecommunications and information technology sectors converge. Listed in the stock exchanges of Hong Kong and Shenzhen (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), ZTE’s products and services are sold to over 500 operators in more than 160 countries. ZTE commits 10 per cent of its annual revenue to research and development and has leadership roles in international standard-setting organizations. ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility and is a member of the UN Global Compact. For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn.