ZTE Corporation, a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, has become a Club Member of the Linaro alliance promoting the development of open source software for the ARM architecture. Members of Linaro will benefit from resources shared by ZTE, a company committed to supporting open source technology development across the industry…
ZTE Corporation, a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, has become a Club Member of the Linaro alliance promoting the development of open source software for the ARM architecture. Members of Linaro will benefit from resources shared by ZTE, a company committed to supporting open source technology development across the industry. ZTE has joined Linaro at the same time as three other mobile industry leaders, bringing membership of the not-for-profit organisation to a total of 29 companies.
“We are honored to become a Club Member of Linaro,” said Jill Guo, Director of Strategic Partnerships at ZTE. “ZTE is committed to working with Linaro and other open source communities to accelerate the development of technologies on the ARM platform. The collaboration with Linaro will cover the development of a comprehensive range of ZTE products, including mobile devices, servers, Core Network products, Internet Protocol Television and SmartHome.”
ZTE has a strong track record of demonstrating commitment to open source technology development. As early as 2002 – six years before the first Android smartphone – ZTE introduced a Linux-based smartphone and it was an early member of Google’s Open Handset Alliance (OHA). The company is also a long-term member of the Linux Foundation, receiving Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) 5.0 accreditation in 2012.
“I welcome ZTE joining Linaro as a club member. Their experience in wireless and networking will help us in our technical and strategic discussions,” said David Rusling, CTO Linaro. “At the recent Linaro Connect in Macau, we started to work together on new technologies, built around the 64-bit ARMv8-A architecture as well as initiatives such as Linaro's Long-term Supported Kernel (LSK). LSK is a key delivery mechanism for both ARMv7-A and ARMv8-A. As well as supporting operating systems such as Android and Firefox OS, LSK allows us to pull together and demonstrate advanced kernel features that are needed for products now and in the future."
As the largest publicly-listed provider of telecommunications equipment in China, and a globally-leading manufacturer of smartphones, ZTE is a member of more than 70 global industry organisations and forums. ZTE has filed applications for more than 50,000 international patents, with over 14,000 already granted, and was ranked number one globally in international patent applications in 2011 and 2012 by the World Intellectual Property Organisation.
To keep the company at the forefront of global technology development, ZTE is strengthening research and development of key technologies such as mobile communications, smart devices, optical networking, cloud computing and big data, as well as next-generation technologies such as 5G mobile communications. ZTE is committed to working with partners in the technology industry on an open and mutually beneficial basis, in order to promote the healthy and sustainable development of the industry.
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