The ZTE Corporation, provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today announced that it will join global information technology leaders on a cloud computing standards study group.
The group, formally called Study Group 13 (SG 13), is overseen by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Other companies in the group include Microsoft, France Telecom Orange and the Korean Electronics and Telecommunications Institute. ZTE is the only Chinese company in the group. SG 13's research includes work on standards related to interoperability of cloud services and portability of cloud data.
The group is derived from the Focus Group on Cloud Computing (FG Cloud), a temporary organization created by ITU-T in response to industry demand for standards. Companies from countries around the world participate in the FG Cloud through research activities.
In addition to its work for the ITU-T, ZTE has also been filing for cloud computing patents since 2006. According to statistics from China's State Intellectual Property Office, ZTE ranks No.1 within the country with 107 cloud computing patents.
ZTE is a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions with the most comprehensive product range covering virtually every sector of the wireline, wireless, service and terminals markets.
The company delivers innovative, custom-made products and services to over 500 operators in more than 140 countries, helping them to meet the changing needs of their customers while achieving continued revenue growth. ZTE's 2010 revenue led the industry with a 21% increase to USD10.609 billion. ZTE commits 10 percent of its revenue to research and development and takes a leading role in a wide range of international bodies developing emerging telecoms standards. A company with sound corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, ZTE is a member of the UN Global Compact. ZTE is China's only listed telecom manufacturer, publicly traded on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ). For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn.