ZTE Corporation, a provider of information and communication technology solutions, has achieved a significant milestone by completing the 5G non-ground network (NTN) deployment for the industry's first marine application in the Zhoushan, Zhejiang province, in collaboration with China Telecom Zhejiang, China Telecom Satellite Communications, China Telecom R&D Institute, and SpaceIoT.
This achievement enables satellite-ground interaction and service data transmission in marine and uninhibited island scenarios, highlighting the capability to deliver real-time, multi-terminal, and multi-scenario services such as marine water quality monitoring, temperature and humidity monitoring, and emergency rescuing on unmanned island. The system utilizes China’s independently developed Tiantong mobile communication satellite, along with NTN 5G base stations and terminals. Furthermore, it adheres to the NTN international standards specified in 3GPP Release 17.
In marine water quality monitoring scenarios, 5G NTN-enabled marine buoys collect data including dissolved oxygen levels, water temperature, total dissolved solids (TDS), pH values, and location information. This collected data is transmitted through 5G NTN networks to a cloud platform for data resolution and processing, enabling real-time marine water quality monitoring and data backhaul.
In Zhoushan’s uninhibited island monitoring scenario, temperature and humidity data is transmitted to the service platform using 5G NTN IoT terminals for analysis and processing.
China Telecom has been committed to building the "land, marine, space and sky" integrated communication capability. This showcase of multi-type terminals in sea scenarios demonstrates the service capabilities of the 5G NTN network. 5G NTN technology seamlessly combines cellular and satellite communication systems, ensuring ubiquitous network coverage for sea and remote mountainous areas. It meets the diverse application needs of short messages, IoT, and positioning, and effectively addresses natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, and typhoons.
ZTE helps to connect the world with continuous innovation for a better future. The company provides innovative technologies and integrated solutions, its portfolio spans all series of wireless, wireline, devices and professional telecommunications services. Serving over a quarter of the global population, ZTE is dedicated to creating a digital and intelligent ecosystem, and enabling connectivity and trust everywhere. ZTE is listed on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges.
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