ZTE has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Sichuan Zhongfei Sunway to cooperate in the field of electric power inspection, jointly demonstrating a 5G UAV power inspection application.
With the acceleration of 5G commercialization, the UAV core technologies will be fully combined with 5G to make the UAV power inspection more intelligent and efficient.
Featuring the 5G network with large bandwidth, low latency and wide connection, the 5G+ UAV power inspection can effectively address existing UAV power inspection’s deficiencies in timeliness, interactivity and intelligence.
In terms of timeliness, the 5G network can enable the real-time transmission of the video taken by the UAV to the monitoring room. Therefore, the power inspection team can find out the malfunction promptly and accurately, thereby improving the efficiency of troubleshooting.
In addition, the 5G network enables the remote-controlled UAV inspection, identifying problems on the patrol video and pictures online by virtue of the AI intelligent recognition technology. The 5G+ UAV power inspection can also automatically record problems and generate inspection reports.
ZTE’s first-quarter ending 31st March, 2019 operating revenue was RMB 22.202 billion, and net profit attributable to holders of ordinary shares of the listed company amounted to RMB 0.863 billion.
During the first quarter, ZTE insisted on the innovation drive, intensifying the R&D investment in the 5G core areas. The R&D costs for the first three months amounted to RMB 3.093 billion, accounting for 13.9% of the operating revenue.
In the Wireless Networks, ZTE has entered into 5G cooperation with 40 global operators, and takes the lead in the commercial practices of Massive MIMO. To date, the company has deployed over 420 NFV commercial/PoC cases worldwide. In addition, the company’s self-developed AI Engine is capable of supporting 5G intelligence in all scenarios. In the 5G transport field, the company has completed over 20 trials and tests, achieving industry-leading key technical indicators and commercial progress.
The company has conducted 5G device tests in countries like China, Australia, Spain, Austria, Italy and Finland. In partnership with China Unicom, Elisa and Hutchison Drei Austria, ZTE launched the first 5G flagship smartphone, the ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G, which will be launched in China in early May 2019. ZTE’s 5G Indoor and Outdoor CPEs as well as other serialized 5G devices will also be available in major global markets in the future.