ZTE Advocates Globally-Harmonized 5G Development

25 May 2017, Tokyo – Wang Xinhui, Director of Wireless Standardization and Industrial Relationships at ZTE Corporation, said telecommunications operators should work towards to incubate globally harmonized ecosystem for 5G mobile communication in the interests of the healthy development of the telecommunications industry.

In an address to the 3rd Global 5G Event in Tokyo, Mr. Wang said industry standardization for mobile broadband and the Internet of Things should move forward in parallelism, in order to drive adoption by different industries and economic sectors. Mr. Wang is also Vice Chair of International Cooperation of the IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group.

“2017 is a critical year for 5G,” Mr. Wang said. “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.”

Global 5G Events are sponsored by industry groups across the world including the IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group, the Fifth Generation Mobile Communications Promotion Forum, the 5G Infrastructure Association (5G IA, European Union), the 5G Forum (South Korea), and the 5G Americas (America). At this week’s 3rd Global 5G Event in Tokyo, industry experts gathered to discuss 5G policies, spectrum, security and the cooperation in industrial verticals.

Mr. Wang said that 5G should meet the requirements of eMBB (enhanced Mobile Broadband), URLLC (Ultra-Reliable and Low Latency Communications) and mMTC (massive Machine Type Communications), supporting greater mobility and seamless coverage. Industry participants globally should collaborate in a more open manner to build unified standards and industry ecosystems.

As a leader in 5G technology, ZTE has signed strategic partnerships on 5G development with the world’s top telecommunications carriers including Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica, SoftBank, KT Group, China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom.

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