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[December 31, 2013]

ZTE Deploys 4G LTE Network for Aircel

SHENZHEN, China --(Business Wire)--

ZTE (News - Alert) 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, today announced it has entered into an agreement with Aircel, the leading telecom service provider in India, to deploy its 4G LTE (News - Alert) network. The deployment helps Aircel boost its enterprise and retail business.

In the first stage, the LTE deployment will be initiated in Chennai, Rest of Tamil Nadu (RoTN) and few other business critical circles. This announcement comes at a time when ZTE completes the migration of Aircel's (News - Alert) data services to ZTE's 4G LTE evolved packet core for Chennai and ROTN circles.

"We are happy to partner with Aircel to rollout their 4G LTE network in India. We are fully committed to planning, designing, supplying and deploying state of the art LTE ecosystem which will help Aircel offer unprecedented experience to their customers," says Mr. Xu Dejun, CEO, ZTE India. "This alliance has allowed ZTE to further cement our position as the partner of choice for telecom operators in the country in developing and maintaining their LTE ecosystem. This partnership also fits into our long term vision of developing sustainable LTE network in India. In the initial phase of our rollout, we aim to offer our customers with the highest data speed of 65 Mbps in the country."

"As a leading data player in the country, we have always believed in the potential of 4G LTE as a technology. We believe that data is the growth engine of the future and a cutting edge technology such as 4G LTE has the abilty to empower consumers like never before. The huge demand for internet enabled devices, such as smartphones and tablets among the largely young population, along with increase in consumption of data on internet and rising demand for content are some of the factors fuelling the exponential growth in data," says Mr. Anupam Vasudev, CMO, Aircel. "We are happy to partner with ZTE for the deployment of our 4G LTE Networks in India. With this association, we are confident in delivering 'next-generation' networks, critical to meet the growing demand of data in the country."


ZTE has enjoyed a long term relationship with Aircel since 2008 supporting the 2G-3G rollout in three circles of the north zone and played a key role in the launch of the Next Generation Networks (News - Alert) (NGN) for Pan India. The EPC deployment in the south zones further strengthens the partnership and enables Aircel to provide high capacity and capability solutions with access agnostic functions for 2G, 3G and 4G LTE services.

ZTE is a leader in developing LTE technologies and has applied for 815 essential patents (EPs) for LTE standards, which account for approximately 13 percent of the total number of EP applications globally. The company offers a full range of LTE base stations, including widely distributed macro stations. It has won 65 contracts for LTE commercial application and has deployed test networks in cooperation with more than 140 operators across the globe.

About ZTE

ZTE is a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions with the most comprehensive product range covering virtually every telecommunications sector, including wireless, access & bearer, VAS, terminals, Enterprise, IT and Cloud Computing and professional services. The company delivers innovative, custom-made products and services to over 500 operators in more than 160 countries, helping them to meet the changing needs of their customers while growing revenue. ZTE commits 10 per cent of its annual revenue to research and development and has leadership roles in several international bodies devoted to developing telecommunications industry standards. The company is China's only listed telecom manufacturer that is 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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