ZTE Corporation today announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Telefonica for the development of 5G technologies.
As a technology partner for Telefonica, ZTE will facilitate the evolution from 4G to 5G for the global telecom provider.
Further the agreement will enable more opportunities for cooperation across different industries in areas rich in potential such as advanced wireless communications, Internet of Things (IoT), network virtualization architectures and cloud, the company said.
ZTE is engaged in different processes of 5G evolution, from exploratory research and pre-standard field trials to standardization activities.
A pioneer in multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) and beam forming technologies for 5G, ZTE has won the Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough Award and Outstanding Overall Mobile Technology – The CTO’s Choice 2016 – for its Pre5G Massive MIMO technology at the Global Mobile Awards 2016.
Enrique Blanco, CTO, Telefonica Group, commented on the partnership, “Telefonica continues advancing in its role as a key player in the development of 5G technologies, where we have been actively contributing to relevant international projects, industry associations and standardization bodies.”
Xu Huijun, CTO of ZTE, said,”As the world’s leading provider of ICT solutions, ZTE pioneers the field of 5G, which is at the heart of our core strategy. We believe that the application of this 5G MoU will help Telefonica leverage its performance as best carrier, and enable our customer to build a world-class network.”