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BEIJING -- 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, has launched the ZTE MeBox, an IPTV+OTT dual-mode set-top box (STB), at the TV Connect 2014 conference and exhibition in London, which has been shortlisted for the “Global Best TV Consumer Terminal” award to be announced on March 19th.

The ZTE MeBox STB (model number ZXV10 B760E) is an embedded audio/video decoding device based on the open Android platform. It features advanced hardware architecture and an optimized H.264 video decoding algorithm, making HD video playout more smooth and vivid.

It is based on ZTE’s unique “Convergent Network Video Platform” and can support various consumer needs in the triple-play era, for example, remote surveillance, video conferencing, multi-screen interaction and screen-casting, home media storage and sharing.

In a separate release:

BEIJING -- ZTE9 Limited today released the FunBox, the world’s fastest home entertainment console, bringing consumers and families a unique high-performance all-in-one gaming, video-chatting and online video experience.

The FunBox combines the world-leading engineering of ZTE and the video game development expertise of The9 to deliver genuine innovation to the consumer electronics industry, shaking up the home entertainment market in China. ZTE9 is a joint venture between ZTE Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of mobile devices, and The9 Limited, one of China’s foremost video game companies. Online sales for the FunBox will start on JD.com next month, and consumers can choose between 12 different colors.

The FunBox is powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra4 processor, based on the new A15 architecture, and the superior graphics performance is delivered by a 72-core GeForce graphics processor with 2GB DDR3L memory and 8GB of Flash memory. The specifications make the FunBox the highest performance home entertainment console currently available globally.

“The FunBox has opened up new possibilities in the home entertainment space,” Adam Zeng, Chairman of ZTE9, said today in Beijing at an event marking the public debut of the FunBox. “The FunBox will be supported by a comprehensive ecosystem that encompasses hardware, content and channels, as we are committed to bringing a high-quality home entertainment experience to consumers.”

ZTE Corp. (Shenzhen: 000063; Hong Kong: 0763)

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