Joining hands with China Mobile, ZTE first to accomplish the verification based on standard NB-IoT system
3 June 2016, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, was the first in the industry to demonstrate the verification based on Narrowband-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) standards in China Mobile (CMCC)’s 5G innovation laboratory on the 31st May 2016 during the 1st Global 5G Event. Since the 3GPP NB-IoT standards are expected to be frozen late June, ZTE is following the 3GPP standardisation carefully and is ready to launch a series of new technologies and products. This demo supports the coming CMCC IoT Developer Conference that will occur early June. And this demonstration also showed ZTE’s innovation capability in IoT, which will enable the company to promote the rapid development of the NB-IoT ecosystem.
The network functions virtualization (NFV)-based virtual core network was used in this NB-IoT demonstration. ZTE’s mature 4G base stationsimulated the real commercial environment, and demoed the basic NB-IoT services and some crucial features. This demo indicates that the NB-IoT system is maturing.
As the NB-IoT technologies and ecosystem are developing quickly, the MIIT held an NB-IoT conference mid-April 2016 to promote NB-IoT standards and the industry’s maturity. Looking ahead, the NB-IoT technologies will deliver ubiquitous cellular IoT coverage by 2020. The commercialisation of NB-IoT greatly expands the possibilities of the communications industry. Together with its global partners, ZTE has been promoting and validating the NB-IoT technologies development, and has witnessed the large-scale commercialisation of NB-IoT technologies.
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.