ZTE Combines LTE TDD and WiMax at P1

ZTE and P1 successfully demonstrate revolutionary technology

April 20, 2011

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SHENZHEN, China -- ZTE Corporation (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, has successfully demonstrated the ability for WiMAX and TD-LTE to co-exist on the same network, making ZTE the first company in the industry to successfully test this revolutionary technology.

The demonstration at Port Dickson was conducted with Malaysia's WiMAX operator Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, one of the most successful WiMAX operators in the world. As Malaysia's first 4G broadband supplier providing a WiMAX broadband network, P1's public demonstration proved to be a significant development in the country.

ZTE is the developer of P1's incumbent WiMAX network. During the demonstration, ZTE used the same WiMAX system to upgrade it to a TD-LTE system in less than an hour without replacing any hardware. During this process, two terminals shared 20MHz bandwidth, and peak TD-LTE speeds of up to 130Mbps.

The demonstration proved that ZTE's base-stations support a seamless upgrade from WiMAX to TD-LTE and that the company can provide a successful solution for the evolution for WiMAX and TD-LTE to co-exist.

"WiMAX has enabled P1 to become a 4G leader in Southeast Asia. Our next step is to become the first company leveraging on the power of WiMAX and LTE so that we can provide the world's best 4G technologies to our customers," said Michael Lai, CEO, P1. "The decision to deploy LTE will depend on other major operators in Asia. In other words, it will depend on the maturity of the eco-system when operators around the world, such as China and India, begin the commercial application of TD-LTE as well as also the availability of LTE devices."

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

Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd. (P1)

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