Press Release

ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, is pleased to announce the appointment of two company experts to key study groups on the development of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies under the ITU Telecommunications Standardization Sector (ITU-T).

Lin Zhaoji, a ZTE engineer on Standards and Pre-Research, was appointed as Vice Chairman of ITU-T’s Study Group 17 on Application Security. Huang Zheng, a ZTE engineer on Standards and Pre-Research, was appointed as Associate Rapporteur of ITU-T’s Study Group 20 on the Internet of Things, Smart Cities and Communities. The two ZTE appointees will help the company drive the development of new technologies on smart parking, smart street lights and the framework of blockchain of things as decentralised service platform at ITU-T.

The two new appointments reflect ZTE’s growing contributions to the ITU-T’s standardisation of IoT technologies. Within the ITU-T, ZTE has already played an active role in the development of X.1314, the first information security standard for IoT, as well as the use of object identifiers (OID) in IoT. The ITU-T’s Study Group 20 is a key global industry body shaping the development of IoT technologies, covering applications including smart cities, transportation, e-health and smart homes.

Under ZTE’s M-ICT strategy, IoT is one of the key focus areas for research and standardisation as the company creates an industry ecosystem to promote collaboration and partnership. The smart street light solution developed by ZTE is an innovative new solution that integrates street lighting, a 4G/5G base station, a power re-charging unit and a portal for weather and transportation information.

Earlier this year, ZTE released the world’s first pre-commercial smart parking solution based on NarrowBand IoT technology, integrating connectivity and processing capabilities to reduce waiting time for drivers by as much as 43 percent.

ZTE has been granted more than 400 patents on IoT technologies, the third-highest total among companies globally, according to data compiled by industry consultant LexInnova. In March, ZTE was ranked No. 1 in the latest annual rankings for international patent applications by the World Intellectual Property Organization. The company has filed a cumulative total of more than 68,000 patent applications, with more than 28,000 granted. ZTE is a member of 70 major international standardisation bodies, and has filed more than 30,000 standardisation proposals.