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ZTE Signs Cooperation Agreement with Intel for IoT Innovation

Written on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 11:49

ZTE Corporation a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for mobile internet, and Intel, officially signed a strategic cooperation agreement at an IoT forum in Barcelona, Spain. Both parties will jointly establish an innovative lab for research and development of future key IoT technologies, including experimental verification, evaluation, and research and development of related technologies, thereby providing integrated market-oriented IoT solutions.

ZTE is committed to becoming an industry leader in the commercial use of IoT and 5G in the IoT field. ZTE and Intel have previously cooperated in many fields, such as IoT access technologies, open-source collaboration, IoT platforms, and solution integration.

Rose Schooler, Vice President of Intel's Sales Group and General Manager of Intel Global Internet of Things Sales said: "In Intel's vision, 5G will bring us a smarter internet and deliver a world of connectivity in a more flexible, effective and cheaper way. We are looking towards the infinite possibilities that come from 50 billion smart devices. Intel and ZTE will make joint efforts for the IoT lab. With rich experience and continuous innovation, we will create a new generation of IoT solutions for promoting the construction of an IoT application ecosystem as well as the development and prosperity of the IoT industry."

Chen Jie, CIO of ZTE, said: "IoT is not only an important part of the 'Made in China 2025' plan and the internet+ strategy, but also an important way to promote China's industrial advancement and economic revitalization. As a leader in independent innovation, ZTE continues to invest in research and development, to maintain continuous innovation and competitiveness, making breakthroughs in key technologies. In addition, ZTE actively explores business models, and is focusing on creating two major support platforms: an IoT ecosystem platform and capital platform. I am very pleased with the progress Intel and ZTE are making in the IoT field in joint R&D and the construction of the IoT Innovation Lab. I hope that both parties can work together to make breakthroughs in terminals, networks, and IoE PaaS. We will promote the construction of an IoT application ecosystem as well as the development and prosperity of the IoT industry by strengthening industrial collaboration, eliminating information silos, and creating industrial scale effects."

ZTE has built an open connection, management, and application platform together with Intel to provide services for upstream and downstream customers in the industry chain. ZTE's Smart IoT operating system (OS) provides intelligent capabilities for IoT terminals, and the IoT management platform enables simpler equipment and user management for customers. In addition, ZTE helps partners tap the value of each "BIT" by integrating big data and cloud computing capabilities.

As an ICT enabler for the IoT industry, ZTE provides Internet of Everything (IoE) solutions involving narrow band IoT (NB-IoT), long term evolution (LTE), LTE-M ASICs, modules, OSs for smart devices and software development kits, accelerating the development of various sensor technologies and facilitating the research and development of IoT application gateways, sensors, and modules.

With regards to terminals, ZTE focuses on chips, OS, communication modules, and intelligent gateways, and actively participates in industrial collaboration to create an open IoT platform for terminal hardware and software to help industry customers accelerate the development of intelligent IoT terminals.

As for networks, ZTE is committed to providing customers with better connectivity services and optimizing short-range, wide area network (WAN), metropolitan area network (MAN), and core network technologies, in order to meet differentiated needs for IoT application. ZTE implements technological innovation and upgrades in delay, capacity, and reliability.

ZTE has formulated end-to-end security solutions to provide customers with security services for simultaneous planning, construction, and operation. ZTE pushes to adapt to security strategies in different scenarios and create trustworthy application environments, OS platforms, and chip-level solutions for customers.

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China Unicom recently held the 2016 China Unicom International Partners Meeting in Shanghai, China. Over 400 participants from telecommunications carriers, top level industry press, and information service providers worldwide attended this meeting. The theme of this year was “Focus, Innovation, Cooperation”, where the representatives actively engaged in discussions which, in turn, fostered bonds and cooperation between players in international information and telecommunications industry. It was a very informative event that highlighted network enhancements.

Yimin Lu, President of China Unicom Group, delivered the keynote address, highlighting the new features for the development of the Chinese economy, the latest market trend of the telecommunications industry; the past year’s progress and development of China Unicom, as well as its international cooperation. Lu said the seamless fusion between the latest information communication technologies and traditional industries would radically transform the traditional industries’ operation and business growth, and rapid growth would be sustained in innovative services sector with enormous growth potentials noted in integrated information communication services in the near future.

Lu also explained China Unicom’s latest strategy of “implementing focused strategic moves and promoting innovations and cooperation”, in which the Company would be dedicated to continue its efforts in innovations and developments, with notable growth engines in Cloud Computing, Big Data, ICT, M2M, Industrial Internet and global business.

In terms of global business operations, China Unicom aspires to become “A leading Information Service Provider for Global Enterprises in Asia Pacific, linking Asia to the world”. The Company would utilize China Unicom Global Limited (CUG) as the platform for international expansion, speeding up its global networking and marketing outreach, as well as enhancing lines of products as an integrated telecommunications carrier. This would undoubtedly increase the competitiveness of China Unicom and its service worldwide.

Deputy Director-General of Department of Information Development, Cyberspace Administration of China Zhong Shilong, Deputy Secretary-General of China Internet Development Foundation (CIDF) Wang Bo, Director of Communications Policy and Economics Research Institute at the China Academy of Telecommunication Research Lu Chuncong, General Manager of China Unicom System Integration Limited Sun Shizhen and Consulting Director of OVUM Telecoms Consulting Asia Pacific Dr Cheung Chi-wah gave keynote speeches to illustrate the views on future development of the telecommunications industry from different perspectives.

China Unicom has been holding its International Partners Meeting annually since 2006, and this year is its 11th meeting. Over the years, it has become an important annual event, providing telecommunications carriers round the world with an exchange platform. China Unicom has established and maintained good cooperation with over 100 international telecommunications operators and multinational enterprises. This not only enhances the Company’s growth and development, but it also widely promotes its brand and corporate image.

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China flags co-operation with Taiwan on IoT

Written on Sunday, 12 June 2016 06:34

China’s official news agency, Xinhua, reports that China and Taiwan have identified mutual benefits in the development of the Internet of Things and are planning to co-operate.

 Xinhua quotes Ni Guangnan, an academic at the Chinese Academy of Engineering, at a seminar on the sharing economy and the Internet of Things held in Xiamen, east China's Fujian Province saying that applications of IoT have been gaining momentum on the mainland and that China and Taiwan can perform better if they combine the mainland's advantages of talents, resources, and market with Taiwan's advantages in hardware, particularly integrated circuits.

 Pin-Hsien Liang, chairman of the Taiwan Internet of Things Alliance, said: "We have forged long-term cooperations with our mainland counterparts. We are now following the mainland's smart city development.”

 Liang said that Taiwan had mastered some key technologies related to the Internet of Things, such as chips and cutting-edge equipment, and “has also developed smart city, smart industrial park, and smart life much earlier.”

 According to Xinhua, Liang's association has cooperated with mainland China partners in developing smart city, electronic toll collection, and smart elevators.

 Two travel agencies and one company in Xiamen signed a letter of intent in May with Kaohsiung's tourism association to improve smart tourism in Kaohsiung and explore more tourism opportunities.

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