ZTE and Intel have signed a strategic co-operation agreement to jointly establish an innovative lab for research and development of future key IoT technologies, including experimental verification, evaluation, and research and development of related technologies.
Rose Schooler, vice-president of Intel’s Sales Group and GM of Intel Global Internet of Things Sales, says: “In Intel’s vision, 5G will bring us a smarter Internet and deliver a world of connectivity in a more flexible, effective and cheaper way. We are looking towards the infinite possibilities that come from 50 billion smart devices.
“Intel and ZTE will make joint efforts for the IoT lab. With rich experience and continuous innovation, we will create a new generation of IoT solutions for promoting the construction of an IoT application ecosystem as well as the development and prosperity of the IoT industry.”
Chen Jie, CIO of ZTE, comments: “IoT is not only an important part of the ‘Made in China 2025’ plan and the Internet+ strategy, but also an important way to promote China’s industrial advancement and economic revitalisation. As a leader in independent innovation, ZTE continues to invest in research and development, to maintain continuous innovation and competitiveness, making breakthroughs in key technologies.
“In addition, ZTE actively explores business models, and is focusing on creating two major support platforms: An IoT ecosystem platform and capital platform.
“I am very pleased with the progress Intel and ZTE are making in the IoT field in joint R&D and the construction of the IoT Innovation Lab. I hope that both parties can work together to make breakthroughs in terminals, networks, and IoE PaaS. We will promote the construction of an IoT application ecosystem as well as the development and prosperity of the IoT industry by strengthening industrial collaboration, eliminating information silos, and creating industrial scale effects.”
ZTE has built an open connection, management, and application platform together with Intel to provide services for upstream and downstream customers in the industry chain. ZTE’s Smart IoT operating system (OS) provides intelligent capabilities for IoT terminals, and the IoT management platform enables simpler equipment and user management for customers.
ZTE provides Internet of Everything (IoE) solutions involving narrow band IoT (NB-IoT), long term evolution (LTE), LTE-M ASICs, modules, OSs for smart devices and software development kits, accelerating the development of various sensor technologies and facilitating the research and development of IoT application gateways, sensors, and modules.