ZTE calls for globally harmonized 5G ecosystem

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ZTE has called on mobile operators to work towards a globally harmonized 5G ecosystem to ensure the healthy development of the telecoms industry.

In an address at the third global 5G Event in Tokyo last week, ZTE's director of wireless standardization and industrial relationships Wang Xinhui said that industry standardization for the future of both mobile broadband and the IoT should move forward in parallel.

“[This year] is a critical year for 5G,” Wang said during his address.

“Standardization for next-generation mobile broadband and the Internet of Things should go hand-in-hand, and cooperation with industries should be enhanced. For example, it is vital for 5G to integrate with vertical applications such as the Internet of Vehicles.”

He said 5G standards should simultaneously meet the requirements of enhanced mobile broadband, ultra-reliable low latency communications and massive machine type communications. To ensure this, he said industry participants should collaborate more openly to build unified standards and ecosystems.

Global 5G Events are sponsored by industry groups including the IMT-2020 promotion group, Europe's Fifth Generation Mobile Communications Promotion Forum, the 5G Infrastructure Association, South Korea's 5G Forum and the 5G Americas.

At last week's event, industry experts gathered to discuss 5G policies, spectrum, security and further cooperation in various industry verticals. 

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