ZTE Corporation: Pave the Path for Human Society’s Digital and Intelligent Transformation



With the large-scale commercial deployments of 5G networks, 5G applications have entered an iterative development phase. Although difficulties such as ecological construction and economic models must be addressed, the direction of innovation is becoming increasingly evident. ZTE Corporation, a global leader in telecommunications, attended the opening ceremony of the Mobile World Congress 2021. By presenting a keynote speech titled “Fuel the Digitalization, Endow with Intelligence”, ZTE Corporation appealed industry leaders in the ecosystem to cooperate together and pave the path for human society’s digital and intelligent transformation by consistently strengthening the digital foundation.

According to the speech, ZTE Corporation has developed three primary application innovation directions and a digital empowerment foundation over a two-year period with industry and environmental partners.

The three innovation directions of 5G applications are as follows: empowering individuals with 5G to expand the boundaries of senses and explore infinite possibilities, empowering target groups with 5G to bridge the digital divide, and empowering industries with 5G to promote the industrial revolution.

Meanwhile, the digital empowerment foundation has made breakthroughs in “ubiquitous broadband,” “pervasive computing,” “multidimensional convergence,” and “green energy saving,” supporting real-time interactions, agile and innovative applications, maximum resource efficiency, and sustainable development.

To embrace a win-win future, ZTE Corporation is willing to open these core capabilities to all industry and ecosystem partners. Here are the details:

The three innovation directions of 5G applications:

1. empowering individuals with 5G to expand the boundaries of senses and explore infinite possibilities

Because of the development of new networks and cloud services, the line between the digital and physical worlds is increasingly blurred. Our lives are made easier by smart homes. We may enjoy immersive experiences like travelling, gaming, sporting events, and concerts from the comfort of our own homes by wearing an AR/VR headset. We are able to expand perspectives by using drones. Our property and lives are being better-secured thanks to technologies like autonomous driving, machine vision, unmanned mining, and rescue robots.

2. empowering target groups with 5G to bridge the digital divide

To be specific, doctors and specialists can diagnose patients remotely via 5G telemedicine, placing high-quality medical resources at their fingertips. Using holographic technology, reporters can communicate with customers face to face. Distance learning gives equitable educational possibilities for regions at various stages of development. 5G FWA allows for the quick deployment of broadband services in locations with limited infrastructure. People can work as efficiently from home as they can in the office. Passengers may experience in-flight services that are just as smooth as when they are on the ground, thanks to 5G Air-To-Ground technology. As we can see, 5G reduces the distance between people and brings hearts closer together, resulting in a more harmonious society.

3. empowering industries with 5G to promote the industrial revolution

Information technology advancements accelerate societal growth in conjunction with the modern industrial revolution. Smart factories, for example, represent a departure from traditional manufacturing by cutting costs while boosting efficiency and quality. Intelligent transportation infrastructure enables lower-carbon emissions and more efficient transportation. By establishing extensive connectivity with low latency and cheap cost, 5G aids in the construction of reliable, safe, economic, efficient, and environmentally friendly smart grids, thereby reducing carbon emissions. Intelligent management in agriculture becomes a reality with 5G. 5G also improves our living environment by increasing water and air quality, supporting long-term development.

Breakthroughs in the digital empowerment foundation

1. ubiquitous broadband

ZTE claims that strengthened network capabilities improve in three areas: bandwidth, agility, and scheduling.

In terms of increasing bandwidth, the 5G uplink upgrade and gigabit optical access for wired broadband are noteworthy.

In terms of network agility, SRv6 makes IP networks more adaptable and programmable. FlexE-based VPN functionality and hard slicing meet the requirements for low latency, minimal jittering, high dependability, and secure isolation. Optical networks advanced mesh to the next level of evolution, increasing capacity, lowering latency, and increasing redundancy. Cloud-native core enables more flexible, agile, and elastic deployments and operations.

To improve operational efficiency, it’s a great choice to employ resource scheduling, control/forwarding separation, automated end-to-end slicing orchestration, automated provisioning within minutes, and customizable slicing operations.

2. pervasive computing

In the AIoT era, data is increasing in both amount and variety. Meanwhile, the development of AI, such as deep learning algorithms, complicates data processing. In terms of security and efficiency, centralized computing capacities no longer excel. On the contrary, cloud-edge-terminal synergy has been touted as the solution to this problem. With the capacity difference between cloud, edge, and terminal acknowledged, and advanced optimization on software, hardware, and chipsets, load-sensitive hyper-convergence becomes the key to the infrastructure that ensures scalability, agility, and rapid iteration.

3. multidimensional convergence

The speech involved cloud-network convergence, software-hardware convergence, AI convergence and also intrinsic security.

Clouds on demand and cloud-network synergy are essential to fit the diversities. ZTE Corporation implemented a practice named “Precise Cloud and Network Solution” last year, which demonstrated the value of setting a solid example for serving vertical organizations and speeding digital transformation.

Furthermore, software-hardware convergence broadens skill sets in order to seek the nature of business and cost efficiency. Software seeks cloud-native, microservices, and components, while hardware seeks maximum performance. We can overcome their hard limits by doing joint and global optimization devoted to certain scenarios. For example, there will be more universal accelerator possibilities and chipset advancements.

When it comes to AI, the goal is to maximize the value of data. Convergence of big data and training model-based AI improves cross-domain coordination of systems and nodes, enabling orchestration from data center to radio interface, and supports more efficient operation and maintenance.

Finally, intrinsic security functions as a self-sensing, self-adaptive, and self-evolving immune system for networks. Built during network construction, it provides many security functions and can evolve autonomously throughout network operation, ensuring security, services, and data at all times.

4. green energy saving

According to the GSMA, the mobile communications industry is currently responsible for approximately 0.4 percent of worldwide carbon emissions. The industry’s unifying goal is to cut carbon emissions. ZTE promotes taking effective steps throughout the network life cycle to construct green networks with lower power usage.

Through 5G Industrial Internet, MEC, and AI, for example, more efficient and intelligent production and manufacturing with lower power usage can be attained. In terms of base station advancements, we can improve the design of chipsets, power amplifiers, and system integration to achieve improved power efficiency. Carbon emissions can be decreased during network development by adopting clean energy and highly efficient backup power supplies for base stations, as well as heat dissipation methods for data centers such as predefined modular design and liquid cooling technology. In network operations, systems like PowerPilot can be utilized for intelligent algorithm-based traffic scheduling, reducing power usage while maintaining a decent user experience.

ZTE Corporation can help operators develop greener networks more effectively by using such solutions throughout the network’s life cycle.

In conclusion, ZTE Corporation, which is dedicated to the growth of the industry and ecosystem, has vast experience in core technologies, E2E DICT products and solutions, cloud components, and 5G breakthroughs. The company is eager to make these core capabilities available to all industry and ecosystem partners, eventually embracing a win-win future.



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