ZTE has signed a global cooperation agreement with Telefónica, which will focus on areas where it is already working with the mobile operator. These areas include fixed access networks, high capacity optical transport networks, internet protocol radio access networks (IPRAN), IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) core network solutions, power systems, and value added services and applications such as voicemail platforms.
The agreement also aims to deepen the partnership on next-generation network innovations such as the development of ultra-high broadband via gigabit passive optical network (GPON) technology, high-resilient, high capacity transports solutions using photonic mesh networks, clearer and richer voice communications with voice over long term evolution (VoLTE) services and microwave transmission.
“Telefónica is constantly exploring new technologies that will provide a best-in-class user experience for our customers,” said José María Álvarez-Pallete López, chief operating officer at Telefónica. “We see ZTE as one of our key technology partners in helping us support the ever increasing communication needs of the future. Partnering with ZTE will also support our vision of being a smart, digital telco, primed to lead the digital transformation.”