ZTE is committed to becoming a road builder of the digital economy, deploying leading commercial 5G Messaging networks for operators, and cultivating a new 5G Messaging ecosystem with global industry chain partners. On the eve of 2021’s Asia-Pacific 5G Messaging Application Conference, ZTE’s Vice President Wang Quan was interviewed to explain the vendor’s development achievements and future plans in the 5G Messaging field.
Thai market leader AIS has partnered with Suranaree University and ZTE to develop smart factory solutions, including 5G Cloud AGV autonomous vehicles, inspection patrol robots, 5G AR Remote Guidance, and real-time VR Monitoring.
Originally focused primarily on the carrier Ethernet space, MEF has worked for years on developing standards and certifications. Across the past few years, its remit has expanded greatly across other technologies, making its certification work of ever-greater importance to operators in emerging markets.
The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the pre-existing global shortage of semiconductor chips, which power everything from smartphones to vehicles. Geopolitical issues between the US and China have impeded international trade and driven the need for self-sufficiency, which China is pursuing.
The pandemic has prompted a global surge in demand for data, with video-grade networks required now for entertainment as well as basic communication with those we’ve been unable to see in person. Operator groups were already on this journey, but have been forced to accelerate their strategies to meet this demand.