ZTE Corp. struck a memorandum of understanding with MTN Group Ltd. on 5G commercialization in the Middle East and Africa.
The companies will jointly conduct a series of technology verification tests and assessments in 5G technology in the region, according to a Feb. 28 news release.
Under the partnership, ZTE will provide MTN Group technical support. Specifically, in phase one test in 2018, ZTE will collaborate with MTN to complete both lab and field tests in 5G NR, 5G virtualized network slicing, carrier-class DevOps and container-based vEPC, and 5G Flexhaul bearer network.
ZTE is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices, and enterprise technology services to consumers, carriers, companies and public sector customers.
MTN Group is a multinational mobile telecommunications company.