ZTE Selects Celeno’s Wi-Fi Technology to Enable its Gateway Products in the European Region

  ZTE Selects Celeno’s Wi-Fi Technology to Enable its Gateway Products in the
  European Region

  Celeno’s 3x3 video-grade Wi-Fi chips deliver extended range and consistent
         throughput to distribute data and HD video reliably in homes

Broadband World Forum 2012

Business Wire

AMSTERDAM -- October 18, 2012

Celeno Communications, a leading provider of high-performance Wi-Fi chips and
software for HD multimedia and high-performance data home networking
applications, and ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”), a publicly-listed global provider
of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today announced a
partnership to develop a range of wireless products that address IPTV service
providers’ growing need for carrier-grade Wi-Fi solutions.

As part of the announcement, Celeno’s Wi-Fi chips will power ZTE’s home
gateway products. Celeno’s chips, which are based on the company’s OptimizAIR™
technology, will enable ZTE to offer whole home Wi-Fi networking robust enough
for HD IPTV distribution, multi-room DVR and over-the-top (OTT) video
consumption on tablets anywhere in a home. Celeno’s chips will also be
leveraged to power after-market accessories such as video bridges and USB
dongles that will allow service providers to Wi-Fi-enable legacy set-top boxes
and gateways.

“With Celeno’s field-proven Wi-Fi technology and Wi-Fi chip portfolio, we will
be able to offer our telco customers top performance at the right cost
levels,” said Mr. Xu Ziyang, CTO of ZTE Europe & North America. “Our customers
are looking for video-grade Wi-Fi to better serve subscribers’ hunger for
video and multimedia consumption in the home on various portable devices and
wireless displays.”

“ZTE will benefit from a rich portfolio of video-grade Wi-Fi products that
support a variety of architectures and have a strong roadmap towards
802.11ac,” said Gilad Rozen, CEO of Celeno. “This partnership underscores our
continuous commitment to evolving our roadmap and technology to meet the
stringent requirements of broadband service providers across Europe in a range
of applications.”

ZTE’s new wireless products will be available in the fourth quarter of 2012.

About Celeno
Celeno provides high performance Wi-Fi chips and software for HD multimedia
and entertainment home networking applications. Celeno’s extensive chip
portfolio and OptimizAIR™ technology enable the wireless distribution of
multiple and simultaneous HD video streams throughout the home with the
highest levels of performance and reliability while ensuring a superlative
quality of service and user experience. Celeno’s field-proven chips have been
integrated into numerous OEM Wi-Fi devices and have been deployed with over 75
service providers worldwide. Founded in 2005, the company has offices and
representatives in EMEA, the US and Asia-Pacific and is backed by blue chip
investors including Cisco Systems, Greylock Partners, Liberty Global, Pitango
Venture Capital and Vintage Investment Partners. www.celeno.com

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 and professional services. 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
growing revenue. In 2011, ZTE’s revenue increased by 29 per cent to USD13.7
billion. Its overseas operating revenue grew 30 per cent to USD 7.4 billion
during the period, accounting for 54.2 per cent of overall operating 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. ZTE is committed to corporate social
responsibility and is a member of the UN Global Compact. 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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Contact:

Rainier Communications on behalf of Celeno
Karen Quatromoni, 508-475-0025 x150
kquatromoni@rainierco.com
or
AxiCom France on behalf of ZTE
Jean-Marie Amoros, +33 (0)1 56 02 68 35
jeanmarie@axicom-france.com
or
Elise Koenig, +33 (0)1 56 02 68 38
elise@axicom-france.com
 
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