AS+P and ZTE enter into Strategic Partnership Agreement on Urban Ecosystem


Signing ceremony at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona

Joachim Schares, managing partner with AS+P, and Dr. Chen Xi, head of Smart City College of ZTE Corporation, signed a strategic partnership agreement at the Smart City Expo World Congress 2017 in Barcelona. This agreement will see ZTE join forces with AS+P in smart city planning. ZTE offers global urban digital transformation strategies, while AS+P has more than 50 years of expertise in global urban planning. Both companies will work together to respond to the challenges of the future city development.

Dr. Chen said, "The expansion of a city will pose higher requirements for the efficiency of the government, the driving force of enterprises, and life quality of people. Under this partnership, AS+P, one of the largest planning companies in Germany, will help us develop integration of regulation and provide smart city solutions that will bring a better urban life for governments, enterprises, and people."

ZTE is a leading global integrated solution provider, with smart city use cases in more than 170 cities in 52 countries. In 2016, ZTE made it to a number of smart city winners lists released by IDC, with awards of leading smart city vendor of the Asia-Pacific region, leading smart city vendor of China, and leading smart city top-level design of China. ZTE is positioned as one brand that is reigning in the planning and construction of smart cities and leading the development of future cities and regions.