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ZTE Completes World’s First FDD/TDD LTE PS Handover Test

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ZTE Completes World’s First FDD/TDD LTE PS Handover Test

24 May 2012, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, has completed the world’s first FDD/TDD LTE PS handover test. This test provides the foundation for seamless communications between different LTE modes.

The infrastructure used to carry out the test consists of commercial system equipment provided by ZTE and an FDD/TDD LTE dual-mode USB card, provided by Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited (ASTRI). The test showed that when the FDD/TDD LTE dual-mode device is connected to the LTE network and large files are downloaded, the success rate of the FDD/TDD LTE bi-directional handover can be up to 100%. Moreover, the quality of the user experience was not affected.

This experiment was designed to improve user experience in an FDD/TDD LTE handover scenario. It is a part of ZTE’s strategy to push LTE interoperability and convergence. ZTE completed the world’s first TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE/UMTS/GSM interoperability test. ZTE also launched the first TDD- LTE/FDD-LTE/UMTS/GSM multi-mode data card and the TD-LTE/TD-SCDMA/GSM dual-standby smart phone prototype. Last year, the first TDD-LTE/FDD-LTE dual-mode network was unveiled in Sweden by ZTE and Hi3G.

“The supported functions and improved performance provide opportunities for operators to speed up the development of the LTE industry,” said Wang Shouchen, Vice President, ZTE. “As a next step, ZTE is looking to deploy this technology in its launched networks.”

As of Q1 2012, ZTE had concluded 30 LTE commercial contracts and over 100 trial networks with leading operators. Eight of them have already been commercially launched, including CSL in Hong Kong, SoftBank in Japan, Hi3G in Sweden, H3G in Austria and Bharti Airtel in India.

About ZTE

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 140 countries, helping them to meet the changing needs of their customers while growing revenue. In 2011, ZTE’s revenue increased by 29 per cent increase to USD13.7 billion. Its overseas operating revenue grew 30 per cent to USD 7.4 billion during the period, accounting for 54.2 per cent of overall operating 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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