ZTE Corporation ("ZTE") (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock
code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of
telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, was
the fastest-growing vendor in the global LTE market in 2013.
According to the IHS research paper Global LTE Market Analysis, ZTE was
one of the top three LTE infrastructure vendors with 17.9 percent market
share. In 2013, China witnessed the construction of more 4G networks
than the rest of the world combined, with ZTE becoming China's largest
LTE solution provider. ZTE gained the largest share of the tender for
China Mobile's 4G-LTE Phase I Project, with 26 percent. In the tender
for the main equipment for China Telecom's 4G-LTE Network Project, ZTE
gained around 40 percent share, and placed its LTE products in 90
percent of the target provinces. In addition, ZTE won the tenders for
core network construction in 15 provinces, autonomous regions, and
In the global market, ZTE helped many large telecom operators such as
VimpelCom, KPN and Telenor to launch their commercial LTE networks in
countries including Russia, Belgium and Hungary.
Time-Division Long-Term Evolution Networks
ZTE is a global leader in the commercial construction of TD-LTE
networks. According to the IHS report, ZTE took the leading place in the
shipment of Evolved Node B (eNodeB) equipment with more than 70,000
units shipped. By the end of 2013, ZTE had constructed pilot and
commercial TD-LTE networks for 66 leading operators in 40 countries,
with 35 TD-LTE commercial contracts in Europe, India, CIS, Asia-Pacific,
Southeast Asia and America. Some of these contracts have been
commercially launched including Airtel India, and Hi3G of Sweden.
In February 2013 ZTE lunched Cloud Radio, an innovative solution that
helps improve LTE network performance through cloud collaboration and
cloud scheduling to offer users a seamless mobile experience and
operators 4G+ network performance through self-adaptive collaboration.
Cloud Radio has been adopted by operators including China Mobile and
Hong Kong's CSL. In July 2013, ZTE cooperated with China Mobile to
launch a TD-LTE network with Cloud Radio in Guangzhou. In this project,
ZTE achieved network-level cross-station cloud collaboration without
network upgrades via a third-party packet transport network (PTN), an
industry first. In December 2013, ZTE's Cloud Radio solution won the LTE
Innovation of the Year Award in Telecom Asia's 2013 Readers' Choice
Innovation & Awards.
Voice over LTE
In June 2013, ZTE conducted the first VoLTE call on China Mobile's
TD-LTE network in Guangzhou. This implementation marked an industry
breakthrough in the provision of TD-LTE voice solutions. In December
2013, ZTE partnered with CSL to launch an eSRVCC VoLTE network, which
helped improve the usage of network spectrums to increase network
capacity and optimise user experience.
As a major developer of the 3GPP system architecture evolution (SAE) and
LTE specifications, ZTE has issued 815 SAE and LTE patent statements (13
percent of the global statements in this field) in the IPR database of
the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).
"ZTE helps operators to build high-quality LTE networks through its
ability to provide the best services and products. We have achieved
excellent performances in the third-party network quality assessment
carried out in many regions including Hong Kong, Austria and Belgium.
The ZTE Cloud Radio solution has won many industry awards and we are
pleased with the recognition it has received," said Zhao Xianming,
executive vice president of ZTE. "In 2014, China will play an important
global role in 4G network construction."
By the end of December 2013, ZTE had won 140 LTE\EPC commercial
contracts from around the world. With its leading end-to-end LTE
solutions and cooperation in the global market, ZTE has successfully
deployed its products in 70 percent of countries with LTE networks, with
operators including Bharti, China Mobile, China Telecom, Hutchison,
Telenor, TeliaSonera, Vodafone, and VimpelCom.
ZTE is a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment
and network solutions with the most comprehensive product range covering
virtually every telecommunications sector, including wireless, access &
bearer, VAS, terminals and professional services. The company delivers
innovative, custom-made products and services to over 500 operators in
more than 160 countries, helping them to meet the changing needs of
their customers while growing revenue. ZTE commits 10 per cent of its
annual revenue to research and development and has leadership roles in
several international bodies devoted to developing telecommunications
industry standards. ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility
and is a member of the UN Global Compact. The company is China's only
listed telecom manufacturer that is publicly traded on both the Hong
Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share
stock code: 000063.SZ). For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn.
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