Committed to building the core competitiveness of independent innovation in the 5G era, ZTE has more than 5,000 5G patents, being among the "Tier-1 Camp"of global patent deployment. ZTE has applied for more than 74,000 global patent assets, including over 34,000 granted patents worldwide.
Moreover, the company has more than 3,900 chipset patent applications, covering Europe, the U.S, Japan, Korea and other countries. As a major contributor and participant in the research of global 5G technologies and standards, ZTE has submitted over 7,000 5GNR/5GC proposals to international standardization organizations.
To date, ZTE has carried out in-depth 5G cooperation with more than 70 operators globally, securing 46 5G commercial contracts around the world. Moreover, the company has successfully implemented over 60 use cases, established strategic cooperation with over 300 industry customers, and cooperated with more than 200 leading product providers.
With intelligent property as one of its core strategies for development, ZTE has established a complete intellectual property management system and explored a patent operation strategy for itself. By means of the high-quality global patent deployment, ZTE has achieved sustainable innovations and gained global market competitive advantages, thereby bringing innovative products and high-quality services to customers.