Beijing Vantone
IT Research Institute

Beijing Vantone IT Research Institute is a scientific research institution formed by Vantone as it steps into the new development stage. With a strong commitment to integrate the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles within its full-cycle operations, Vantone has invited outstanding scientists to lead the institute.

Purpose and Mission

5G technology has marked the start of the new era of communications drastically different from those led by 2G, 3G and 4G technologies. It has changed the earlier model of Consumer Internet in which core technologies drove consumption upgrades and iterations. The 5G era is no longer simply defined by core technologies, but is characterized by a comprehensive integration of a variety of technologies and applications. This is the main reason why The International Telecommunication Union of the United Nations defines 5G technology as the one of "low latency, high bandwidth, and multiple connections". The 5G era requires a new two-sided approach with the application scenarios at one end and the communication technology at the other, all interconnected and complementary.

Embarking on a new journey, Vantone has established Beijing Vantone IT Research Institute aiming to fully integrate the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles across the whole cycle of operations and management, to further fulfil its corporate social responsibility and contribute to the sustainable economic and social development. The institute invites outstanding scientists from key fields to join an Expert Committee and promote the implementation and use of new technologies through regular scientific exchanges and seminars.

Embracing the boom of 5G, satellite internet, artificial intelligence, big data and the "dual-carbon" economy, Vantone Research Institute aims to link Vantone Group and its key shareholders with a variety of application scenarios across infrastructure facilities, smart city, smart airport, smart manufacturing and logistics parks. The institute's research encompasses theoretical base, major policies, cutting-edge technologies and more to provide strategic consultations, technical and resources support for the efficient integration of emerging technologies within application scenarios across the IT and communication industry.

Experts Committee

Being the core team of the Vantone Research Institute, the Expert Committee participates in the formulation of mid- and long-term strategies, as well as annual construction plans for the institute and wider Vantone Group. The team leads research on basic theories, major policies, cutting-edge technologies and their integration within application scenarios, as well as provides strategic consultations and technical support to facilitate Vantone Group's digital transformation.


Zhou Huan Dean of the Research Institute

Zhou Huan, former Director of the Science and Technology Department of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications of the People's Republic of China, former Chairman and President of Datang Telecom Technology Industry Group, concurrent member of the National S-863 Core Working Group, Deputy Director of the Posts and Telecommunications Science and Technology Committee of the Ministry of Information Industry, Executive Director of the China Institute of Communications, Director of China Post and Telecommunications Enterprise Association and China Information Industry Association.

Zhou Huan led Datang Telecom Group to propose the third-generation mobile communication standard "TD-SCDMA" holding its unique intellectual property rights. It was accepted by ITU as an international 3G mobile communication standard breaking the monopoly of western developed countries on communication standards for a century. The "TD-SCDMA" industry established by Zhou Huan has turned into one of China's core competitive advantages on the global market in the past 20 years. The advancement of the "TD-SCDMA" standard became the key milestone in the history of China's communications industry and the symbol of its power.


Wu Hequan Member of the Expert Committee

Wu Hequan, academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, expert engaged in R&D of optical fiber transmission network and broadband information network. He has been involved in China Next Generation Internet (CNGI), 3G/4G/5G projects, as well as technical management and engineering consulting projects.

Wu Hequan served as the Vice President and Chief Engineer of the Institute of Telecommunications Science and Technology, the Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. He is currently the Director of the National Standardization Expert Committee, the Chief Engineer of the national "New Generation Broadband Wireless Mobile Communication Network" major project, the Director of the National IPv6 Scale Deployment Expert Committee, and a senior member of IEEE.

Liu Yunjie Member of the Expert Committee

Liu Yunjie, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, is currently the Director of the Zijinshan Laboratory for Network Communications and Security, the Director of the Jiangsu Future Networks Innovation Research Institute, the leader of the future network test facility China Environment Networks Innovation (CENI) project. He was honoured a Special Contribution Award at "2014 China's Internet Person of the Year 2014" and "2018 CCBN Academic Contribution Award". Mr. Liu spearheaded the design, construction and operation management of China's first public data network system giving birth to the whole industry. He led the full set up of China Unicom's multi-service unified network platform, his creative application of software router and virtualization technology resulted in ability to provide voice, data and video services on a single network platform, the first technology of its kind in the world. Mr. Liu has received a 1st grade National Prize for Progress in Science & Technology, and the 1st grade Ministerial Prize for Progress in Science & Technology two times. With 40-year experience in network technology Mr. Liu boasts pioneering achievements in data network, Internet and network integration. At present, his main research directions include future networks, networks integration and evolution, large-scale network operating systems, deterministic networks, and multi-cloud networking.


Zhang PingMember of the Expert Committee

Zhang Ping, academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, professor and doctoral supervisor of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Director of the State Key Laboratory of Network and Switching Technology, member of Chinese Institute of Electronics, member of China Institute of Communications, and IEEE Fellow. With his years of contribution to industry's theoretical research and technological innovation Zhang Ping led this China's independent technology to become a global mainstream. He served as the Chief Scientist for the National Basic Research Program (973 Program), a member of the Consultant Committee on International Cooperation of National Natural Science Foundation of China, an advisor of the 3rd, 5th and 6th Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Information Science, an expert with the Information Technology Division (863 Program) of the Ministry of Science and Technology, an expert on the National Science and Technology major project "New Generation Mobile Wireless Broadband Communication Networks". Mr. Zhang is also a member of the IMT-2020 (5G) Experts Panel, a member of the IMT-2030 (6G) Advisory Committee and the "Journal on Communications" Editor-in-Chief. He has successively received 1 special prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, 1 first prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, 3 second prizes of the National Technology Invention Award, 2 second prizes of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, and carries the title of the Head of the Innovation Research Group at the National Natural Science Foundation of China.


Yang Zemin Member of the Expert Committee

Yang Zemin, the Vice Chairman and Secretary-General of China Communications Standards Association, former President of the Telecommunications Research Institute of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (now China Academy of Information and Communications Technology).

Yang Zemin has long been committed to the research on the development strategy, independent innovation, industrial policy, industry management, planning and design, technical standards, testing and certification in the information and communication industry. He has played a key role assisting in government and industry-led decision-making, innovation and development. He has worked for China Communications Standards Association, 3GPP and other national and global organizations with a special focus on computer communication and telematics technology, communication network architecture design and standardization, ICT technology and standardization, and industrial policy research.