While operators are stepping towards digital transformation, ZTE focuses on creating more value for customers, and, with its competitive end-to-end 5G solutions, has carried out 5G cooperation with more than 70 operators globally.
Building Simplified, Intelligent and Premium 5G Networks
Hutchison Drei Austria
Drei is a leading telecommunications provider in Austria. In June 2019, Drei partnered with ZTE to develop and deploy Austria's first operational 5G network, available to selected business clients in Linz. It has expanded its 5G coverage in Linz and other regions throughout Austria since then.
Our cooperation with ZTE in 5G is a continuation of our long-term partnership. We led on 3G and 4G, and we have the ambition to jointly lead on 5G as well. So we started to work on 5G technologies in our innovation lab in Austria together with ZTE.
We are looking back at the very successful partnership, which was started about 10 years ago. Meanwhile, we have established a lot of trust between the teams. And what is also very important is that we have chosen Austria as one of ZTE's innovation centers worldwide, which enables us to conduct early testing of any new technologies, particularly 5G. That brought us to situations where we could complete the first Massive MIMO implementation in Europe. We started with 5G in mid-2019 and have now more than 100 operating sites in all regions of the country. We are at the start of a broad journey towards rolling out 5G nationwide in Austria.
China Mobile, the largest mobile operator in the world in terms of subscribers, has completed the first phase of the 5G deployment covering 50 cities. China Mobile and ZTE have carried out extensive collaboration in the 5G field.
The Beijing Branch of China Mobile and ZTE had extensive cooperation in the early stage of 5G commercialization. The two companies provided 5G + 4K live broadcast at the opening ceremony of the 2019 World Horticultural Exposition.
Meanwhile, the Beijing Branch of China Mobile and ZTE launched a 2.6G + 4.9G double-layer 5G network demonstration area in the financial and commercial street in Beijing. In 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, the two parties provided 5G + 8K ultra HD video live broadcast.
At present, the Beijing Branch of China Mobile and ZTE are engaged in extensive, in-depth and close cooperation in the fields of new media, science and technology campuses, smart parks, commerce, finance and others, thereby starting new chapters in the 5G business model.
PT Telkom Indonesia
Telkom, the largest telecommunications service provider in Indonesia, has signed a 5G agreement with ZTE, to build 5G network and explore new 5G fields in Indonesia. The collaboration is hoped to provide benefits, especially for the development of digital ecosystems in Indonesia.
In the 4th quarter of 2019, Telkom and ZTE have already signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for joint innovation program in 5G. The joint innovation program covers several aspects: the first one is the joint study and research on the key technologies of 5G, for example, 5G transport, 5G network slicing, SDN/NFV, and intelligent network. The second one is the joint research and study on the end-to-end network architecture, including the network capability assessment for 5G. The third one is the establishment of a laboratory in Telkom's office, as agreed by both parties. So we are in the process of developing a laboratory for 5G testing. And the fourth one is the joint study on the use cases. Those are the four key areas we're going to cooperate in with ZTE.
5G+ Enables Various Industries
As long-term strategic partners, China Unicom, ZTE have collaborated on "5G+" research and exploration. In collaboration with Tianjin Unicom and Port of Tianjin, ZTE released 5G&MEC smart port industry applications.
In August 2018, the Tianjin Branch of China Unicom and ZTE started deploying the 5G commercial network and the MEC system in Wuzhou docks of Tianjin Port. After more than one year of joint efforts, we have successfully achieved exemplary application scenarios like autonomous driving and remote control of shore bridges under the 5G technological conditions. These application scenarios fully showcase that the reliability, security, and stability of 5G technologies can fulfill the technical requirements of 5G commercial applications in smart ports.
PT Telekomunikasi Selular
Telkomsel, a subsidiary of Telkom Indonesia, is the largest cellular operator in Indonesia. It is preparing for the implementation of 5G technology in Indonesia.
Talking about the 5G adoption, Telkomsel now is in a very good position to adopt this technology with multiple potential solutions and also approaches while waiting for the policy from the government and also the and technology maturity.
Telkomsel and ZTE, one of our strategic partners, are engaged in in-depth exploration and cooperation in the current 4G LTE network. In 2019, ZTE had deployed more than 6200 sites in the city region and 90% of them are already on air. ZTE is also one of Telkomsel's potential partners in developing 5G in the future.
In collaboration with ZTE, we developed DMobileXLab, which is a device mobile application experience lab that focuses on device and mobile application testing. This lab explores mobile phone performance and leverages telco capabilities for mobile app developers, and also a part of the optimization phase that requires fine tuning process to cover a variety