Telecoms Operator Telenor Launches Hungary's Nationwide LTE Network With ZTE

  Telecoms Operator Telenor Launches Hungary's Nationwide LTE Network With ZTE

Mobile World Congress 2013

Business Wire

SHENZHEN, China -- February 25, 2013

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 today announced that it has successfully
deployed an LTE network for multinational telecoms operator Telenor in
Hungary.

The first phase of the network covers 76 towns in Hungary and highlights that
Telenor Hungary’s Hypernet high-speed data services strategy has reached a new
milestone and has laid a solid foundation for Telenor Hungary’s ambitious plan
for a ‘digital Hungary’.

ZTE provided Uni-RAN total network solutions based on SDR technology for the
project. The customized mode 2T2R RRU for LTE deployment provided flexibility
and helped achieve smooth spectrum reforming to provide LTE services in
1800MHz frequency without increasing the RF module, meeting the different
stages of Telenor Hungary’s network construction needs.

The Hungarian subsidiary of Telenor was established in 1994, and is wholly
owned by Telenor. After ten years of operation, Telenor Hungary already has
3.6 million users, and is the second largest mobile operator in Hungary.

"ZTE is very pleased to launch the LTE/DC-HSPA+ nationwide network with
Telenor Hungary, and to help Telenor Hungary modernise its national network.
ZTE’s leading Uni-RAN solution supports network multimode convergence and
smooth evolution, and makes the deployment, recombination and optimisation of
the network more simple, intelligent and efficient. The solution fully meets
the operator’s need for an intelligent network management system," said Xu
Ziyang, vice president, ZTE.

ZTE has worked with Telenor Hungary for a number of years to construct its
GSM/UMTS/LTE three mode four band network. At the end of 2011, ZTE and Telenor
Hungary jointly launched the first nationwide DC-HSPA+ mobile broadband
network. In the first quarter of 2012, Telenor Hungary’s pretax income and
ARPU per user value showed the first signs of growth following the economic
crisis.

“For the first time in a long while, this quarter we can report an increase in
voice and non-voice revenues alike,” said Christopher Laska, CEO, Telenor
Hungary. “The current improvement demonstrates not only the attractiveness of
our commercial offers, but also the quality of our new network. We are very
proud that due to last year’s very fast network modernisation program, we are
now in a position to offer high-quality mobile internet services. In addition,
we also enhanced the quality of our voice services. These improvements are
appreciated by both our existing and new clients alike.”

As of the end of 2012, ZTE had obtained 45 LTE commercial contracts globally,
helping China Mobile, SoftBank, Telenor, TeliaSonera, Bharti, Hutchison,
Telstra, and other advanced global operators to successfully construct LTE
commercial networks. ZTE has also deployed LTE trial networks with more than
110 operators.

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.

Contact:

ZTE Corporation
Margrete Ma, +86 755 26775207
ma.gaili@zte.com.cn
or
AxiCom
Biana Harkovskaya, +44 20 8392 4070
biana.harkovskaya@axicom.com