ZTE has given a more clear timetable, is expected by the end of 2018 or early 2019 will be released 5G commercial mobile terminals, the specific time-to-market with the world's top operators 5G network to match the business. In addition, ZTE will roll out its first full screen mobile phone at MWC.
According to the introduction, each year invest 3 billion yuan, has formed a team of more than 4,500 technical experts, the future will focus on 5G core technology will invest 46.7 billion yuan for research and development. Currently, ZTE has launched a series of commercial products for 5G commercialization, including coverage of 5G series high and low frequency access equipment, diversified 5G bearer solutions, and flexible 5G core network. In the aspect of 5G Internet of Things, ZTE proposed the strategy of "Focusing Core Network Cloud" and building an open and shared IoT platform.
Zhang Jianguo, senior vice president of ZTE, pointed out that 4G and 5G will work together in the near future. In the initial stage of 5G deployment, a large number of data services will still be carried by 4G. As 5G enters into scale development, 5G provides ultra-fast and low-latency access, 4G network security 5G down and 4G user experience. In terms of 5G, ZTE is at the leading position in terms of commercial, technological and scale benefits.
Up to now, governments and operators all over the world have planned to scale 5G by 2020. The Chinese government has planned to build the world's largest 5G commercial network by 2020. As for the current progress, ZTE has cooperated with many operators. In 2017, the 5G global cooperation territory has been extended to more than 20 top operators in the world. Typical cooperation cases include the first 5G pre-commercial application with China Mobile Base station, and Japan's SoftBank opened the first 5G field test for the construction of Europe's first 5G pre-commercial network. At the media communication meeting, ZTE Corporation also globally launched 5G E2E network chip solution, which can further promote the mature technology of 5G commercial system.
In addition, in the field of artificial intelligence, ZTE officially released the uSmartInsight 2.0 platform and equipped ZTE's self-developed distributed training engine. (Lu Linxuan)