ZTE Completes Industry’s First Interoperability Test
between FDD-LTE/TD-LTE and GSM/UMTS
Multi-network interoperability based on Uni-Ran platform
3 October 2011, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today announced it has successfully conducted an industry-first interoperability verification between FDD-LTE/TD-LTE and GSM/UMTS, which is based on the GSM/UMTS/FDD-LTE/TD-LTE multi-mode Uni-Ran platform.
The successful ZTE test is important because it demonstrates that a cost-reducing step-by-step transition from 2G or 3G to LTE is possible. 2G and 3G networks are well-established and have a substantial amount of subscribers. Currently, when telecommunications operators switch to an LTE network, which provides greater bandwidth and richer services to users, they encounter challenges such as limited coverage.
“The success of the interoperability test showcases how ZTE is at the forefront of creating LTE solutions,” said ZTE Vice President Li Jian. “The company is committed to contributing to global development of the LTE industry.”
Further, the development and application of multi-mode terminals has made it possible for leading LTE operators to use existing 2G/3G networks and provide global roaming to reduce the cost of establishing LTE networks.
ZTE’s LTE commercial contract numbers are steadily rising. The company won 23 such contracts (including CSL, Telenor, Sonaecom, Hi3G and others) in the first half of 2011, exceeding its total from all of 2010. During the first half of 2011, ZTE also deployed test networks in cooperation with more than 80 operators across the globe, and received purchase orders for more than 100,000 LTE terminals from high-end operators worldwide. The company features a comprehensive line-up of LTE terminal products, including data cards, uFi, modules, tablets, and smartphones.
ZTE is a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions with the most comprehensive product range covering virtually every sector of the wireline, wireless, service and terminals markets. The company delivers innovative, custom-made products and services to over 500 operators in more than 140 countries, helping them to meet the changing needs of their customers while achieving continued revenue growth. ZTE’s 2010 revenue led the industry with a 21% increase to USD10.609 billion. ZTE commits 10 percent of its revenue to research and development and takes a leading role in a wide range of international bodies developing emerging telecoms standards. A company with sound corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, ZTE is a member of the UN Global Compact. ZTE is China’s only listed telecom manufacturer, 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.