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ZTE Unveils Handsets

Company sets stage to make TD products as mainstream device in China

October 29, 2007

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SHENZEN, China -- ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, unveiled a series of industry’s first TD-SCDMA handset products at PT/WIRELESS & NETWORKS COMM CHINA 2007 held in Beijing, China from 23-25 October 2007. These pioneering products include TD-SCDMA U80 handset, TD-SCDMA/EDGE dual-mode dual-stand by U980 handset, as well as TD-SCDMA USB Modem MU318.

ZTE U80 handset is the first TD-SCDMA handset in the industry with mobile TV function. Developed based on multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) technology, it provides users smooth broadcast service for an unlimited period as well as multi-channel switch, allowing unique mobile experience. ZTE U80 is an integration of ZTE’s network, business and terminal product lines in one single product. Apart from ZTE U80, the MBMS function is already embedded in a variety of up and running products provided by ZTE.

ZTE U980 is also the first dual-mode dual-standby intelligent handset in the industry, supporting both TD-SCDMA and EDGE. The device has typical TD-SCDMA 3G functions including Internet access, downloading, mobile office, mobile investment, and EDGE capability, delivering the highest roaming frequency worldwide. The device meets the needs of demanding consumers for a high-performance handset to manage a variety of daily and office tasks. It also has a large mailbox capacity compared with 2G handsets available in the market today. By next year, ZTE plans to roll out a version of the unit that supports HSDPA, in order to deliver advanced performance with higher frequency.

In addition to the launch of U980, ZTE also unveiled the MU318 data card at the same show, the first TD-SCDMA USB modem in the industry that enables internet connection anytime and anywhere.

“The product announcement we made at the PT/Wireless & Networks Comm China is a clear indication of our focus and technology expertise in the market,“ says Luo Zhongsheng, General Manager of TD-SCDMA Mobile Phone Division, ZTE Corporation. “We see high potential in the TD-SCDMA 3G handset arena as customers continue to look for high performance device rich with unique functionality to satisfy their needs. ZTE is a leading proponent of 3G device, initiating R&D efforts to successfully develop devices now widely used worldwide. To date, ZTE has sold 60 million handsets in over 70 countries and regions. It is one of the mainstream suppliers of many leading and large global telecom operators including Vodafone, Hutchison, Telefonica.

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

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