ZTE, MTN South Africa showcase 5G use cases at AfricaCom 2019

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ZTE Corporation has announced that in partnership with MTN South Africa, ZTE has showcased 5G use cases on the existing live MTN network at AfricaCom 2019.

Taking place in Cape Town, South Africa on 12 -14 November 2019, AfricaCom is the largest African telco, media, and technology event, which involves major operators in Africa.

ZTE and MTN South Africa showcased an ultra-high speed 5G network with an actual rate of more than 1.678 Gbps, which will support a variety of applications, such as multi-gigabit mobile connection, AR/VR, HD voice, ultra-HD live broadcast, 3D video, emergency service, and automatic driving.

Besides, the demonstration featured the on-site 5G holographic real-time communication, bionic robot, AR/VR and other application cases, fully showcasing the capabilities of the 5G network as well as the commitment of ZTE and MTN to exploring 5G development in Africa.

In addition, ZTE also presented its 5G solutions, such as 5G NR&Common Core, 5G Flexhaul, and Big Video, as well as its 5G terminal devices, such as Axon 10 Pro 5G smartphone, 5G indoor and outdoor routers, which showcased ZTE’s end-to-end advantages in 5G, echoing its brand image of “Leading 5G Innovations.”

“ZTE has always been a global 5G market leader and core supplier with end-to-end solutions, with our focus on technological innovation.” said Xiao Ming, Senior Vice President at ZTE. “The company is devoted to collaborating with operators and partners to conduct 5G researches, explorations and demonstrations.”

As South Africa’s largest telecom operator and the largest multinational telecom company in Africa, MTN Group is currently operating in 21 countries in Africa and the Middle East. To date, the number of MTN users had exceeded 230 million. ZTE has been a partner of MTN since 2009, involving the fields of wireless, core network, transmission, energy infrastructure, terminals, and O&M services. ZTE has collaborated with the 11 branches of MTN in different projects.

ZTE is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices, and enterprise technology solutions to consumers, carriers, companies and public sector customers. As a part of ZTE’s strategy, the company is committed to providing customers with integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and values as the telecommunications and information technology sectors converge.

To date, ZTE has obtained 35 commercial 5G contracts in major markets, such as Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (MEA). ZTE commits 10 percent of its annual revenues to research and development and takes leadership roles in international standard-setting organizations.