ZTE Corporation has marked the opening of Telenet Belgium’s new Innovation Centre in Brussels. In the centre, Telenet will not only test new technology for connectivity, entertainment, value added services and customer experiences, but also give partners the opportunity to test their projects using Telenet technology and provide access to Telenet expertise. The Telenet Innovation Centre will also serve as a knowledge and innovation centre for the Liberty Global Group.
The Telenet Innovation Centre was opened in the presence of Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation, Digital Agenda, Telecom and Post. ZTE, which has been Telenet’s partner for the rollout and upgrade of the BASE network since 2015, is the innovation centre’s most important infrastructure partner and will, together with Telenet, test the preparation for the launch of 5G in Belgium. The latest 5G network components and antennas have already been installed in the newly opened innovation centre.
As the main sponsor, ZTE was closely involved in the deployment of the innovation centre and shares with Telenet the desire to lead 5G innovations and take telecommunications to the next level. During the opening of the innovation centre, ZTE presented its innovative equipment, and a live demo of Smart Parking was well received.
The new Telenet innovation centre is based on collaborative innovation and is conceived as a place where Telenet experts and third parties can make use of the most advanced fixed and mobile broadband technology to test new products, services, apps and prototypes within Telenet’s strategic ambitions and plans.