ZTE Corporation announced that ZTE and China Unicom have signed a strategic cooperation agreement on 6G.
As per the agreement, ZTE and China Unicom will give full play to their own innovative advantages in the 6G field. Based on China Unicom's network and service situation, both sides will jointly explore the prospect and technical trends of 6G, in a bid to achieve the strategic and coordinated development of both parties.
As long-term partners, ZTE and China Unicom will carry out cooperation on 6G technological innovation and standards while actively promoting the in-depth integration of 6G with satellite networks, the IoT, the internet of vehicles and the industrial IoT.
Moreover, the two parties will conduct joint research on the potential key technologies of 6G, including three dimensional connectivity, Terahertz communication, the integrated communication and sensing. ZTE and China Unicom will also verify the feasibility of these technologies through both the verification tests and the prototyping trials to achieve the 6G network performance targets, such as the peak data rate of 1 Tbps, the user experienced data rate of 20 Gbps, the volume traffic capacity of 100 Gbps/m3.
Based on the experience and technological accumulation of large-scale commercial networks, China Unicom and ZTE will contribute more and stronger innovative technologies to promote the long-term evolution of 6G networks.
ZTE is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices and enterprise technology solutions to consumers, operators, companies and public sector customers. The company has been committed to providing customers with integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value as the telecommunications and information technology sectors converge. Listed in the stock exchanges of Hong Kong and Shenzhen, ZTE sells its products and services in more than 160 countries.
ZTE commits 10 percent of its annual revenues to research and development and takes leadership roles in international standard development organizations.