ZTE, Wind Tre and Open Fiber conduct the first 5G video call across the Mediterranean Sea

25 February, 2019, Shenzhen, China - ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today announced that it has completed a video call on a 5G smartphone in collaboration with Wind Tre and Open Fiber. The demonstration, which complies with the 3GPP R15 standard, fully showcases ZTE's leadership as an international provider of technology solutions in telecommunications for businesses and mobile Internet consumers.

Based on the 5G pilot network in L'Aquila, the video call adopts ZTE's end-to-end 5G solutions, including RAN, core network, carrier and device. By means of two ZTE 5G smartphones, the video call was successfully made from Barcelona where Mobile World Congress is underway to L'Aquila, the city home of the Center for Research and Innovation on the 5G of ZTE. Consequently, ZTE’s MWC booth in Barcelona presents the live streaming of the video content.

As strategic partners, ZTE, Wind Tre and Open Fiber have been conducting the 5G experiment of MISE in partnership with the University of L'Aquila, scheduled from 2018 to 2020. During this time frame, ZTE, Wind Tre and Open Fiber have jointly developed the first pre-commercial 5G network in Europe. In addition, at ZTE Wireless User Congress and 5G Summit, held in L'Aquila on November 15, 2018, ZTE and its partners carried out a 5G demonstration of HD UAVs and live streaming Panorama VR.

By virtue of its end-to-end technological performance, ZTE is committed to creating intelligent premium networks for operators in the 5G era. To date, ZTE has collaborated on 5G with 30 operators worldwide and has launched end-to-end 5G commercial products, fully satisfying the needs of the first wave of 5G network deployments.

In the future, ZTE will continue to work with its partners to fully promote 5G technology and accelerate its worldwide commercialization, providing global users with advanced 5G experiences.

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