ZTE bonds with Tencent

Shenzhen-based ZTE is partnering with Shenzhen-based Tencent in developing 5G applications amid a “changing and potentially hostile global environment”, reports Caixin Global. The telecommunications equipment and systems company said it is teaming up with Tencent to push forward open-source projects to improve edge computing, an advanced aspect of cloud computing, to reduce risks from external partners cutting off access to technology and intellectual property.

Earlier this year, Tencent expressed its growing interest in 5G during an industrial conference, but the company declined to comment on whether the partnership with ZTE was due to the worsening global environment, according to Caixin Global.

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