ZTE and MTN to roll out 5G network in Africa

The internationally known giant, ZTE Corporation of China, signed a memorandum of understanding with the MTN group to collaborate on 5G network architecture, and for its introduction to the African continent. Drawing on their existing cooperation, the two companies will jointly conduct a series of technology verification tests and assessments in 5G, to strengthen MTN’s continental position and accelerate the commercialization of 5G in Africa.

ZTE will provide the MTN Group comprehensive technical support. The two parties will complete the joint verification of 5G technology architecture, business model and user experience, expecting to lay a solid foundation for the MTN Group to take the lead in 5G deployment in Africa.

“ZTE has always been a long-term strategic partner of MTN Group. After extensive partnerships on 2G, 3G and 4G, we are excited to be collaborating with ZTE on 5G. We believe 5G is an evolutionary step in getting connectivity, data and access to our customers,” said Babak Fouladi, the CTIO of the MTN Group.

Xu Huijun, the CTO of ZTE, said: “As the world’s leading provider of ICT solutions, ZTE is a pioneer in the field of 5G. We believe that the cooperation in 5G will help MTN leverage its performance and enable it to build a world-class network.”