BT and ZTE partner for next-generation research

02 June 2011 |


BT and equipment vendor ZTE have partnered to conduct research on the next-generation of fixed line, mobile and wireless services.

This is the first collaboration of its kind between the two companies with an increased focus to encourage global standards in next-generation technologies.

“We’ve been very impressed with the knowledge and sophistication of ZTE’s team,” said Clive Selley, CIO at BT. “By combining our complementary strengths and expertise on a range of research projects, we expect this partnership to be very fruitful for both ourselves and our respective customers.”

The two companies hope to combine expertise with ZTE’s knowledge of the equipment market and BT’s experience of operating in over 170 countries.

Xie Daxiong, EVP and CTO at ZTE added: “BT’s UK and global experience and resources are a great match for ZTE’s leadership in key fixed, wireless and device technologies, and we look forward to a close and effective research relationship.”