Chinese telecom device maker Huawei has reached a 5G research deal with British Telecommunications.

With this new partnership, the two parties will implement groundbreaking 5G research. They will discuss how to apply mobile telecommunications technologies more rapidly and the technical and commercial feasibilities of 5G deployment.

Financial terms of their arrangement were not released, but they will work together to explore network architecture, network slicing, Internet of Things machine communications, and security technologies.

Hu Houkun, Huawei's vice chairman and rotating CEO, said that Huawei and BT have cooperated for over ten years and they are very proud of the results. The two parties' cooperation in research and development has stimulated new products and solutions. They hope to enhance the successful partnership in the 5G sector to derive 5G network potential and put this key technology to better use.

Their 5G research project will reportedly be based on the existing cooperation of the two parties. Prior to this, Huawei and BT announced plans to implement 3Tbps data transmission test on BT's core network.


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