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ZTE Rises Above Political Woes With Core 5G Network Claim

January 09, 2019 / Anne Morris

China’s mobile operators are gearing up to launch commercial 5G services in 2020, and domestic vendors Huawei and ZTE have been busy ensuring that those 5G networks will pass muster when it comes to technological robustness and standards compliance. In China, at least, it would seem that the two vendors are making progress with 5G developments as they attempt to get themselves back on track following a torrid year in 2018. Although their woes are far from over, in China they continue to focus on carrying out tests under the aegis of the IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group, which was established in 2013 as China’s platform to promote 5G research in China. The group has also formed a memoranda of understanding with the 3GPP in Europe and the Fifth Generation Mobile Communications Promotion Forum (5GMF) in Japan to “facilitate globally unified 5G standardization” under the IMT-2020 banner.