PARTNER INTERVIEW: In the lead up to Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Live spoke to Zhang Jianguo, SVP and GM of wireless product operations for ZTE (pictured, below), who highlighted its pre-commercial 5G milestones as well as the need for operators to embrace the standalone option to maximise the low latency and network slicing benefits of the next-generation technology.
ZTE believes that 5G will reshape the human society, not only bringing super-fast mobile networks, but also greatly expanding the applications of mobile technology in IoT. 5G networks will become an enabler of Internet of Everything. And ZTE believes that 5G will be a huge market. That’s why 5G is at the core of ZTE’s strategy for the future. ZTE strives to be a leader in 5G innovations.
ZTE has said its 5G smartphones, tablets, and customer premises equipment are already in development, with the Chinese tech company pushing for either late 2018 or early 2019 for launch.
ZTE unveiled a full series of 5G base stations at Mobile World Congress 2018, marking a milestone for the technological innovation of wireless base stations and facilitating commercial 5G deployment.