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TISCALI and ZTE Partner for Ultra Broadband Network in Sardinia

7 October 2010, Roma ― Tiscali, one of the main independent telecom companies in Italy, and ZTE have signed a strategic framework agreement with the aim of fostering the extension of ultra-wide broadband in Italy, starting with the development of an FTTH network in Sardinia.

This important agreement has been signed today by Renato SORU, Tiscali CEO and by Fan Qingfeng, Executive VP and Head of Global Sales of ZTE, at Villa Madama in the presence of the Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and the Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao who is visiting high level Italian government officials to discuss the main issues at the basis of the intense relationship of over 40 years between Italy and China, in the field of economy, trade, environment and technology.

The partnership between ZTE and Tiscali will include collaboration from a technology and trade/financial standpoint to evaluate, study and design next generation services that Tiscali can provide to its customer base.

In the first phase of the project Tiscali and ZTE will implement a fiber optic network in Sardinia, taking advantage of the ongoing work for the local gas network in the extended Cagliari area, which includes over 50 thousand lines of Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) coverage.

This project, designed both by Tiscali and ZTE, will be inserted into the context of the other licensed operators in Italy that are on the frontline asking government and institutions to establish a fiber optic network.


ZTE Announces 2010 9-Month Result

Profit rises 14.21% in the period

Revenue from terminal products grew by 30.53%


27 October 2010, Hong Kong ― ZTE today reported a 7.51% increase in operating revenue to USD 6.87 billion for the nine months ended 30 September 2010. In the same period, net profit attributable to shareholders of the parent company grew 14.21% to USD203.1 million year-on-year. Basic earnings per share amounted to USD 0.0731.

For the system products, the company’s wireless offerings continue to perform in a competitive market. ZTE has achieved tremendous technological advancement in the LTE/TD-LTE arena. The Uni-RAN solution based on SDR technology has been well received in the market. Within the wireline product suite, FTTx solutions remain ranked among the top 2 in the world, and the company’s optical transmission products are now ranked at the top 3 in the world for the first time.

Revenue from terminal products grew by 30.53% due to China’s expanding 3G market, the popularity of Android handsets in Europe and the U.S., as well as data card products. The cooperation with Vodafone and Hutchison in the smartphone business has also achieved great progress while the company’s relationship with major operators such as Verizon has strengthened. Revenue from the telecommunication software systems, services and other products also grew by 23.94%, reflecting primarily growth in the sales of video, network terminals and service offerings.

In the first nine months, ZTE focused on developing its presence in the U.S. and European markets as well as in developing countries. The company also cooperated with France Telecom, Telkom, Telefonica, America Movil, Brasil Telecom and other global mainstream telecommunications operators in different products to form a new collaboration. ZTE’s 3G equipment was also successfully launched in Hungary, Poland and a number of CIS countries, as well as making successful inroads into Brazil and South Africa, laying a solid foundation for the company’s future growth in these markets.


CDMA Development Group Recognizes ZTE and China Telecom with 2010 Smart Wireless Award

6 October 2010, Shenzhen ― ZTE today announced that it has received the 2010 Smart Wireless Award for Services from the CDMA Development Group (CDG) at the industry association’s Smart Wireless Workshop. A prestigious award in M2M service innovation, ZTE and China Telecom Shanghai Branch contributed to the CDMA industry application and the M2M application as part of the Shanghai World Expo.

The Smart Wireless Workshop brought together feature CDMA operators, MVNOs, application/middleware, device and module vendors exploring the business case and implementation tools necessary for companies to succeed in delivering smart wireless services across a number of vertical markets including: tele-medicine, smart grid/energy, telematics and consumer electronics. This is the inaugural year of the Smart Wireless Awards, organized by CDG with expert reviewers coming from CDG senior members, trade associations, and business media. The awards honor organizations with innovative contributions in service innovation and solution applications utilizing CDMA2000® networks.


ZTE Launches a 7" Touch Screen 3G Android Tablet PC

Bringing enriched entertainment and business features in a lightweight and portable design


12 October 2010, Beijing ― ZTE launched its latest touch screen tablet PC, ZTE Light, today in Beijing. The device is displayed at the P&T/Expo Comm China, bringing various distinct features in a slim and light weight tablet PC.

ZTE Light brings another dimension to internet access with its vast range of entertainment and business applications. It is altogether a more portable, easy-to-use and internet friendly tablet PC, adding a brand new experience to entertainment and internet access.

 As the ever-growing demand for mobile internet continues, ZTE Light helps to make the internet more portable with its faster browsing experience and 7 inch TFT touch screen. Weighing only 403g ZTE Light is perfect to take with you anywhere and with the utmost of ease.

ZTE Light also supports voice calling on dual band UMTS 2100 MHz/900 MHz and internet access on HSUPA network with a download speed of up to 7.2Mbps and an upload speed of up to5.76Mbps.


ZTE Debuts LTE-Advanced System at the P&T/Expo Comm China

11 October 2010, Shenzhen ― ZTE today demonstrated its high-speed LTE-advanced system when it debuted at the P&T/Expo Comm China in Beijing.

With a downlink peak rate of more than 1Gbps, visitors to the expo were able to appreciate the high-speed performance delivered by 4G technology for the first time. The expo is the largest event for the IT and telecom market held in Asia.

LTE-advanced is known as 4G technology and it introduces carrier aggregation, enhanced antenna, relay, Coordinated Multi-point Tx/Rx (CoMP) and other key technologies. ZTE holds the leading positions in all these fields. It is estimated that in 2012, LTE-advanced based ZTE base stations will be available around the world to meet growing communication needs.


ZTE Launches the First WiMAX/TD-LTE Dual-mode RRU in the World

18 October 2010, Chicago ― ZTE today launched the ZXMBW R9110, the world’s first WiMAX/TD-LTE dual-mode Remote Radio Unit (RRU) at 4G World 2010. As the industry leader in LTE TDD technology, ZTE was the first vendor to offer a smooth evolution from TD-SCDMA to TD-LTE with the ZXTR R8928 TD-SCDMA/LTE dual-mode RRU announced earlier this year. As anticipation for widespread commercial adoption of LTE in the North American market grows, the R9110 will respond to the evolving market needs as the latest addition to ZTE’s full range of WiMAX/TD-LTE dual-mode base station offerings.

Supporting 2.3G/2.5GHz and 3.5GHz spectrum band, the R9110 has a unique 4T8R design and advanced antenna technologies such as multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) and beamforming (BF), providing operators with a successful transition strategy that can suit the market where various systems currently co-exist.


ZTE Unveils World’s First System-level VDSL2 Vectoring Prototype

Bandwidth breakthrough with the use of copper lines in data networks

21 October 2010, Shenzhen ― ZTE today announced the launch of the world’s first system-level VDSL2 vectoring prototype―ZXDSL 9836. By leveraging system-level vectoring technology, the transmission and reception signals on every copper can be collectively processed in the central vectoring engine of the ZXDSL 9836, thus eliminating crosstalks between copper pairs of the whole system, and improving the VDSL performance at the system level.

The ZXDSL 9836 automatically analyzes interference between line pairs and eliminates major interference, achieving 100M data downstream speeds through copper lines. It is a significant breakthrough that paves the way for commercial use of copper lines in large-scale network deployments.


ZTE Ranks Top in KPI Tests by China Unicom

26 October 2010, Shenzhen ― ZTE announced that it has emerged top in a series of KPI tests organized by China Unicom, operator of the world’s largest UMTS network. The tests measured the performance of 56 cities’ networks in China.

The results were revealed at a two-day Mobile Network Optimization work conference hosted by China Unicom in Dalian on October 21st and 22nd 2010, which revealed that Chinese vendors remained on top of KPI rankings. While the network performance of each participant had improved greatly, ZTE maintained its top position in the list of global vendors. This status closely follows ZTE’s No.1 ranking in the 77-city third-party KPI test in September and in the March tests in 55 cities.

The network deployment by ZTE in Qinghuangdao city was singled out for having the highest compound score amongst all cities, whilst SanYa (by Ericsson) and Baoding (by ALU) were also noted to have impressive performance. Shenzhen, one of China’s five main cities, also had an extremely high compound score.


ZTE FTTx Product Grabs Second BBWF InfoVision Award

27 October 2010, Shenzhen ― ZTE’s next-generation xPON optical access platform has won the InfoVision Green Broadband Award at Broadband World Forum Europe (BBWF Europe) 2010 held in Paris, France. This is the second time a ZTE FTTx product has won an Infovision award at this prestigious telecommunications industry event, following a win in 2007.

ZTE won the Green Broadband Award for its ZXA10 C300 next-generation optical access platform. In 2007, ZTE’s GPON+VDSL2 solution grabbed an InfoVision award, and in 2008, its ZXDSL 9806H product won the Best Green Innovation award at SOFNET in London. The latest award is the third time ZTE has scooped a major prize recognizing excellence in the broadband marketplace, and the second award win at BBWF.