ZTE involved in more than 150 smart city projects across China

Source: RCR Wireless 

In addition to smart city deployments, ZTE launches government-oriented IoT application with China Mobile

Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer ZTE has been involved in more than 150 smart city projects across China, the company’s CIO and chairman of ZTESoft, Chen Jie told reporters.

“We have a very active participation in the smart city business. The number of smart city projects in which we are involved is growing every month. We offer solutions including smart metering, smart lighting, and smart parking, among others,” the executive said.

Speaking on the sidelines of Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Chen also said that the company is seeing increasing business opportunities in smart city projects in certain Asian markets such as India, where the local government is seeking to develop a nationwide smart city program.

ZTE’s internet of things business is oriented toward telecoms operators, corporations and governments. The executive said that the vendor already has a portfolio of IoT solutions targeting these three segments. “In the telecoms operators segment, we have established a joint innovation center with China Mobile to explore IoT technologies three years ago. We are already cooperating with China Mobile to test NB-IoT and we are seeing positive results from that cooperation,” the executive said.

Chen also said that ZTE is working with China Telecom in the IoT field. “Outside China, we are also working in IoT initiatives. We have launched an IoT platform in South Africa with local operator MTN and many operators have already expressed interest in this platform.”

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