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ZTE powers rail development with the world’s first 4G solutions at GITEX and the Middle East Rail Technology Exhibition

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ZTE powers rail development with the world’s first 4G solutions at GITEX and the Middle East Rail Technology Exhibition 

13 October 2014, 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, network solutions and mobile devices, is demonstrating its world-leading 4G rail telecommunication solutions at GITEX and the Middle East Rail Technology Exhibition. Industry experts have predicted that by integrating the 4G network with rail transportation, ZTE can boost global rail transportation development.Prior to the events, which take place in the Middle East, ZTE’s 4G rail telecommunication solution was successfully implemented into the Wenzhou City Railway Line S1 project in China. This solution provides three TD-LTE-based key services, including wireless multimedia broadband trunking, Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) and Passenger Information System (PIS), changing from the previous networking mode, where Tetra and WLAN provided separate bearing for different services. It is the world’s first rail telecommunication project that fully uses 4G wireless broadband trunking, paving the way for a new era of wireless technology in rail transportation.

In December 2012, ZTE and Zhejiang Mobile jointly completed the construction of the 4G TD-LTE network covering the Jiaxing Section of the Shanghai-Huangzhou high-speed railway. The project provided the world’s first 4G data download on a train running on a high-speed railway, at a speed of 350km/ph.

The adoption of TD-LTE technology in the communication network of rail has transformed trunking dispatching, which can be used to carry voice and data services, transmit image, video and train-control signals as well as supporting featured functions for rail communication.

Rail transit communications are highly sophisticated systems requiring massive service data transmission between the train and the ground. The ZTE Dedicated LTE Rail Transit Communications System supports the transmission of various service data, including the service data of the passenger information system (PIS), Onboard CCTV systems, and communications-based train control (CBTC) system. In addition, these channels can be used to transmit data of various passenger-oriented services, including QoS-assured passenger entertainment systems (PES) and WiFi access services.

The ZTE Dedicated LTE Rail Transit Communications System provides LTE-based multimedia trunking dispatch services for the implementation of multimedia video trunking calls between a train driver and a command center, dispatcher, or maintenance section. Train staff are equipped with smart push-to-talk devices for implementing voice and video trunking calls and various services such as office data, images, and high-definition videos.

At GITEX, the international consumer telecommunication exhibition in the Middle East and Africa, ZTE demonstrates the smart transportation solution in its Smart City-themed booth. Here, visitors can see the solution in action, with ZTE displaying traffic conditions, bus arrivals and other public travel information on an interactive touch screen. Attendees can use their mobile devices to scan a two-dimensional code and install the app for real-time access to this information. Such technologies will play an important role in relieving traffic congestion and increasing traffic control efficiency.

At the Middle East Rail Technology Exhibition, a rail transportation technology event taking place in March 2015, ZTE will demonstrate the most advanced rail telecommunication solution in the industry. This consists of an integrated railway telecommunication signal solution, a dedicated subway telecommunication system solution, and a railway telecommunication system sub-solution.

Jane Chen, senior vice president of ZTE said, “ZTE’s industry-leading 4G wireless rail telecommunication technology and sophisticated smart transportation solutions highlight ZTE’s further success in the rail industry. ZTE has a great deal of experience in rail projects throughout the world, and has been responsible for many industry-firsts. ZTE will contribute to the construction of green and efficient transportation telecommunication networks in the Middle East and Africa, with the aim to boost regional economic prosperity.”

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 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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