ZTE Debuts World's First LTE-A CoMP Prototype in Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain, (PresseBox) - 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, today showcased its LTE Advanced (LTE-A) prototype in action at "Mobile World Congress 2011" in Barcelona, Spain, which is the first LTE-A CoMP (Coordinated Multipoint Transmission) prototype in the world. During the demonstration, the system achieved downstream peak speeds of over 1Gbps, enabling participants to become the first to experience the blazing speeds offered by fourth generation wireless communication technologies. ZTE also unveiled plans to introduce commercial LTE-A products in 2012, in response to the growing demand for high-speed data communications.

ZTE's LTE-A prototypes incorporate a number of key technologies, such as carrier aggregation, multi-antenna enhancement, relay technology, and multi-point joint transmission. Through the use of CoMP technology in the solution, throughput on the edge is dramatically increased.

Over the past few years, ZTE has accumulated technologies in the LTE-related core areas. For example, in the research of standards, as of 30 November 2010, ZTE had filed 235 ETSI essential patents (EPs), accounting for 7% of the total number of EPs for LTE that had already been declared. This figure highlights that ZTE has entered the "Tier-1 Camp" in terms of EPs for 4G standards. To date, ZTE has contributed approximately 550 proposals to the 3GPP RAN Working Group in the LTE-A field.

ZTE Deutschland GmbH

ZTE is a leading 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 2009 revenue led the industry with a 36% increase to USD 8,820.7 million. 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.

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