ZTE sponsors IEEE ICC to drive the development of 5G and 6G standards

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23 May 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 shared its in-depth insights on AI/ML(machine learning), exploring the new services and requirements of B5G and 6G at the 53rd IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) as a diamond sponsor. Yuan Yifei, Chief Engineer of Wireless Standards at ZTE, introduced new services and requirements of B5G, as well as several potential enabling technologies. Yuan thinks that B5G or 6G networks should provide ultra-fast rate (e.g., 1Tb/s), ultra high density of data (e.g., 100 Gbps/m2), and ultra low latency (e.g., < 10 us), to facilitate the information exchange and coordinated computing between highly intelligent objects. Yuan believes that in the future, the smart phones will become wearable and even implantable devices so that information can be collected directly from sensory organs. The 6G network will become a fully integrated network providing communication, computing, control, positioning and sensing services. Therefore, 6G requires the redefinition of fundamental technologies, network architecture and devices. The 6G research will focus on TeraHz communication, HoloRadio and edge artificial intelligence.

“The current AI/ML implementation for wireless networking is only the beginning. By means of further theoretical backing and architecture implementation, AI/ML will have a great influence on the telecommunications industry.” Said Wang Xinhui, ZTE CTO Assistant in Standards & Industry Relation. “AI/ML will greatly reduce network deployment time, achieve rapid self-healing and improve network O&M efficiency.” Now, ZTE has initiated the B5G and 6G research by studying 6G network architecture, new spectrum, new Radio as well as 6G integration with artificial intelligence and block chain.

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