22 February 2016, Barcelona – At Mobile World Congress 2016, ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, signed a strategic agreement to jointly expand IOT market with TeliaSonera, the largest carrier in Nordic countries. The two parties will cooperate on IOT areas, beginning with telematics. ZTEWelink, a subsidiary of ZTE, is dedicated to the development of wireless communication modules, telematics terminals and solutions, will undertake a major part of the telematics R&D process.
Hans Dahlberg, Head of TeliaSonera Global M2M Services, Jacky Zhang, Senior Vice President, ZTE Corporation, and Wang Zhijun, VP of ZTEWelink attended the signing ceremony.
“The combination of ZTE’s 4G technology and the innovative Telia Sense’s service will enable users to have full control of their car and a growing ecosystem of features. Today, connected cars are only available to new and premium models but with this offering basically all of our customers can enjoy the benefit of a connected car. With this contract we show our strong position in the IOT area and our capability in connecting devices to a cloud of new range of services,” said Jacky Zhang, Senior Vice President, ZTE Corporation.
Since 2009, ZTE invested heavily in IOT, and proposed M-ICT strategy in 2014 to focus on industry informatization. Today ZTE has achieved fast development in IOT industry and Intelligent Patent layout.
More information can be found at http://www.ztedevice.com/specialtopics/mwc_2016/.