ZTE enhances focus on 5G, SDN, NFV

Networks Asia staff
Networks Asia

As the IoT evolves, ZTE plans to intensify research on 5G, SDN, cloud computing and big data, CTO Dr. Zhao Xianming said at the ZTE Global Analyst Conference in Shanghai.

“In the future, billions of objects and machines will acquire broadband connectivity, and data growth will be further accelerated as industries and government services become digitalized,” Dr. Zhao said.

“As the global technology ecosystem becomes more diverse and complex, all stakeholders need to become more open to collaboration to drive innovations that benefit consumers and businesses.”

ZTE has announced partnerships with operators including China Mobile and SoftBank on ZTE’s proprietary 5G network solutions, which enable customers to emulate future 5G network characteristics and performance on existing 4G infrastructure.

ZTE will also focus on innovations in SDN and NFV (network function virtualization) to help operators migrate to more scalable and flexible network infrastructures in anticipation of growing user demand, Dr. Zhao said.

In the enterprise and government division, ZTE will focus on key industry verticals including transportation, energy, financial services, public sector and the internet.

ZTE’s Smart City 2.0 solutions will help drive innovations in technology and operation management for public sector customers, Dr. Zhao said. ZTE’s Smart City solutions are deployed in more than 110 cities globally to deliver high-quality public services including healthcare and education to residents.

In 2014, ZTE set up the Smart Voice Alliance with partners including Baidu, Nuance and Ambience to drive innovation in next-generation voice control on smart devices.

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