At the recent BBWF 2017, ZTE Senior Vice President Xiao Ming presented a preview of his company’s future commercial and broadband strategy in Europe and Germany. This strategy centers on concepts that this Chinese company is looking to use to actively support the creation of a gigabit society in Germany. "The European governments have finally recognized that a strong economy needs to be underpinned by the most powerful digital infrastructure available. ZTE is committed to lasting partnerships with government departments and a variety of market players to spearhead the development of the gigabit society in Germany and Europe," says Ming. "We're actively involved in aiding the development of extensive gigabit networks by 2025."
As a global supplier of technologies to develop gigabit access networks, ZTE is involved not only in developing regional fiber-optic networks but also in enhancing 5G technology, which is also based on fiber-optic technology. ZTE has recently invested around €250 million a year in research and development for this next-level mobile telephony. "On the European market, the development of a 5G infrastructure is one of our core long-term objectives," says Ming, adding: "We aim to install the first commercial 5G systems in Europe by the third quarter of 2018 and to cover the market comprehensively by the first quarter of 2019."
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