Chinese telecom gear maker ZTE claimed that it has secured 25 5G commercial contracts globally and has been already committed to 5G partnerships with over 60 operators across the globe.
The company said that it has made 5G its core development strategy, and is a major contributor and participant in global 5G technology research and standardization.
According to IPlytics, a market intelligence tool to analyze technology trends, market developments and a company’s competitive position, as of June 15, ZTE had declared 1,424 families of 5G Standard-Essential Patents (SEP) and patent applications to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), ranking global top 3 in terms of the number of such families.
ZTE has filed more than 3,500 5G patent applications, with over 30 experts at the company taking the key positions, such as president and reporter, in international standardization organizations. They have submitted more than 45,000 papers to the organizations, including more than 7,000 proposals for 5G NR/NexGenCore international standards.