ZTE announces record GSM market growth on eve of largest ever presence at 3GSM world congress in Cannes

Release Date:2006-08-30  Author:ZTE  Click:71

New Streaming Media, JAVA download capability and Video on Demand (VoD) to be unveiled by ZTE in Hall 3, Booth H1-H2.


ZTE Corporation – China’s number one telecoms equipment vendor – announced today that sales of its GSM equipment have now reached more than 20 countries around the world, in addition to it now having supplied all the provinces within China.

In 2003 alone, ZTE has won major GSM deals in countries including Pakistan, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Russia, most of which are large-scale turn-key projects. For example, ZTE won the GSM project of NITEL in Nigeria, and ZTE will deliver a full package of GSM and GPRS main equipment for four large cities in the country.  In Russia, ZTE signed a contract with SMARTS, one of the largest GSM operators in the country.

“Our competitors such as Motorola, Ericsson and Nokia are active in China and overseas, but I believe that ZTE can hold its own because our products have reached a level to compete with them in terms of quality and services, and we can offer local operations with total solutions. ” said Ye Weiming, Vice President and General Manager, Mobile Communication Products Division.

To date, ZTE is the one of few wireless vendors anywhere in the world that can provide GSM/ CDMA / PHS products to operators, whereas competitors can supply only one or two types. ZTE’s differential GSM WLL, GPRS solutions have won high praise from operators in Peru and Chile. ZTE’s in-depth cooperation with multinational carriers such as Spanish Telecom, Portuguese Telecom, MIC and Telifonica is also progressing well.

In China, ZTE has become one of the largest suppliers of short message equipment. By 2003, ZTE’s short message system had a total processing ability of more than 86.4 million BHSM. In Shanghai, China’s biggest city, ZTE has provided a SC system for Shanghai Mobile, which is now the largest SC in the world.

“We attribute our market success especially to our strong R&D capability.” said Ye, “We’re paying much attention to next-generation technology, for example, we set up a R&D centre in Sweden that is engaged in 3G technology and we have set up over 10 field trials and pilots to convince operators the advantage of our UMTS products.”

In 2003, ZTE launched its BTS Version 2 and got very large application in the world, which is highly integrated (12TRX/RACK) and supports dual bands. And ZTE’s self-developed GSM version that supports migration form 2G and 3G has won excellent achievements in MTNET test organized by MII (Ministry of Information Industry). ZTE now already completes its GSM solutions for 850M, 900M, 1800M, 1900M and EGSM. ZTE is also developing 2.75G Edge products, which support a migration from GSM, GPRS and EDGE to UMTS.

At the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes, ZTE will be unveiling its entire range of 3G solutions, including some of the world’s fastest Streaming Media applications, new JAVA download capability and Video on Demand (VoD). Under the theme “let’s 3G”, ZTE will show how its technology and applications smoothly take customers from 2G and 2.5G to 3G.  In addition, ZTE will share its ideas with the industry for future 3G network construction and explain its strategy for building a sustainable 3G value chain that can create revenue for operators as well as vendors. 

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