China Mobile, ZTE forge R&D collaboration

China Mobile has entered a strategic collaboration with telecoms equipment vendor ZTE aimed at facilitating co-operation in fields including smart city and smart home.

The collaboration agreement also covers the areas of secure terminal service platforms, smart next-generation network operation and maintenance and next-generation networking technologies.

In the smart cities field, the partners will focus on benchmarking solutions in order to push the implementation of major applications. For the smart home segment, the companies aim to strengthen interconnectivity between products and platforms.

In terms of the smart operation and maintenance of next-generation networks, China Mobile and ZTE will work together on the study of operation and maintenance guarantees and user experience improvement.

For next-generation network technologies, the companies will focus on increasing investment in IoT, 5G standards, network cloud virtualization and other emerging techniques.

“China Mobile and ZTE have been successfully working on the long-term cooperation projects in telecommunications equipment, secure terminal, next-generation network and other fields,” ZTE said in a statement.

“By signing this agreement, the two parties will further complement each others’resources and capabilities, create multiple high-value solutions in major vertical fields, and improve core competitiveness in the digital service field. The partnership this time will actively contribute to the implementation of the strategy for building a country with strong networks and accelerated information.”

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