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China Unicom and ZTE complete the world's first 5G call with a ZTE 5G smartphone prototype

Monday, Jan 21, 2019

ZTE Corporation, a leading international provider of telecommunications, business and consumer technology solutions for the mobile Internet, announced on the day Today, the China Unicom branch in Guangdong and ZTE have made the first 5G call in the world through ZTE's 5G smartphone prototype, in a field test of 5G technology that took place in Shenzhen . The test also completed the verification of various services such as group voice calls in Webchat, online video and Web browsing.

This achievement has made the China Unicom site in Shenzhen the first commercial testing ground in the world to make the first call in NSA mode, in accordance with Rel-15 3GPP. Known as "the City of Innovation", Shenzhen is one of the first 5G pilot cities of China Unicom. Shenzhen is verifying in its entirety the capabilities of networking, special services, roaming and interconnection and, consequently, the phased inheritance of existing services.

The test adopts ZTE's end-to-end 5G solution, which includes a radio access network, core network, transport network and smart device, and connects to the site environment through ZTE's 5G smartphone prototype.

Meanwhile, the test has verified several key 5G technologies, such as Massive MIMO, 5G NR, NSA dual connectivity, FlexE transport technology and 5G Common Core.

As one of the world's leading providers of telecommunications equipment, ZTE is a leader in 5G technology, 5G equipment and 5G products. The first call of the ZTE 5G smartphone prototype in NSA mode performed on the China Unicom site in Shenzhen was a success. ZTE's 5G solution has passed the end-to-end test in the three months after Rel-15 3GPP. This demonstrates the strong competition of ZTE in R & D and commercialization of 5G, reaffirming the role of ZTE as a reliable partner for 5G global operators and a key player in the 5G sector.

About ZTE
ZTE is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices and business technology solutions for consumers, operators, businesses and customers in the public sector. As part of ZTE's strategy, the company is committed to offering customers integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value as the telecommunications and information technology sectors converge. ZTE is listed on the Hong Kong and Shenzhen stock exchanges(share code H: 0763.HK / share code A: 000063.SZ) and its products and services are sold to more than 500 operators in more than 160 countries. ZTE dedicates 10% of its annual income to research and development and holds leadership positions in international standardization organizations. ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility and is a member of the UN Global Compact initiative. For more information, visit .

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Margaret Ma
ZTE Corporation
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