China Telecom Beijing Research Institute and ZTE sign strategic cooperation agreement
30 March 2016, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, has announced that it has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China Telecom Beijing Research Institute to develop cutting edge technologies including software-defined networking/network function virtualisation (SDN/NFV), 4G+/5G and IoT related technologies.
Li Zhigang, President of the China Telecom Beijing Research Institute, Zhang Chengliang, Vice President of the China Telecom Beijing Research Institute and Liu Peng, Vice President of ZTE were among leaders and experts who attended the signing ceremony on March 24, 2016.
Both parties will work closely together, sharing resources to develop more sophisticated network technologies that will support China Telecom’s network construction and service reconstruction. The collaboration will also benefit the wider industry by bringing more advanced, cutting-edge technologies and innovations to market.
“As we enter the artificial intelligence era, operators are expected to provide a full range of network solutions. Through this partnership, we will be able to significantly advance SDN/NFV, 4G+/5G, cloud computing and big data technologies in the coming years. I believe the new technologies will become a reality through pilot deployments”, said Mr. Zhang Chengliang, Vice President of the China Telecom Beijing Research Institute. “I look forward to deepening our collaboration from a pure network aspect, to information and communication technology developments such as ZTE’s Yinchuan smart city project.”
“I would like to thank China Telecom Beijing Research Institute for this long-term partnership,” said Liu Peng, Vice President of ZTE, “ZTE is devoted to developing innovations that evolve operators’ network reconstruction, and meet future needs. I am confident that ZTE and China Telecom Beijing Institute will bring impressive results to help China Telecom with its strategic business transformation.”
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.