ZTE and Imagination Technologies Announce Availability of VoLTE on Commercial Handsets

ZTE and Imagination Technologies Announce Availability of VoLTE on Commercial
Handsets

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS --
Imagination Technologies (LSE:IMG), a leading multimedia, processor,
communications and cloud technologies company, and 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
manufacturer of handsets/smartphones, today announce the HelloSoft VoLTE
solution is now available on commercial ZTE VoLTE-enabled handsets, powered by
the MetroPCS 4G LTE network.

ZTE handsets with the embedded HelloSoft VoLTE client are available at
MetroPCS stores in the Dallas (USA) region.

Imagination's HelloSoft VoLTE is fully standards-compliant with 3GPP Voice
over LTE and GSMA IR.92 specifications. It incorporates award winning
multiplatform HelloSoft VoIP, IMS, VCC, and VoLTE technology featuring AEC
(Acoustic Echo Cancellation) and NC (Noise Cancellation) to produce superior
voice quality on 4G mobile devices. Imagination's HelloSoft VoLTE is deeply
integrated into the handset and with the handset native dialer to provide a
low-latency, superior voice and video user experience. HelloSoft VCC (Voice
Call Continuity) technology enables seamless handoff of VoIP and circuit
switched calls across 4G/3G/2G networks and also between multiple IP networks
such as LTE and WiFi.

Says Tony King-Smith, VP marketing, Imagination: "Great teamwork with ZTE has
produced a superior quality embedded VoLTE solution. Unlike over-the-top
clients, it is essential to work closely with the operators, handset
manufacturers and other ecosystem partners, including the chipset providers
and infrastructure vendors, to deliver an optimized, low latency integrated
VoLTE client."

Says Lixin Cheng, CEO, ZTE USA, and president, North America Region, ZTE: "ZTE
has made LTE handsets a priority in the U.S. market for 2013. Our partnership
with Imagination and MetroPCS will enable our LTE handsets to feature the many
benefits of VoLTE, offering consumers a significantly enhanced user
experience."

ZTE is one of the world's leading vendors of LTE technologies, systems and
handsets. The company provides LTE operators with an IMS-based architecture
that enables the deployment of voice and multimedia services.

About ZTE

ZTE is a publicly listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and
network solutions with the most comprehensive product range covering virtually
every sector of the wireline, wireless, service and terminals markets. The
company delivers innovative, custom-made products and services to more than
500 operators in more than 140 countries, helping them to meet the changing
needs of their customers while achieving continued revenue growth. ZTE's 2010
revenue led the industry with a 21 percent increase to USD10.609 billion. ZTE
commits 10 percent of its revenue to research and development and takes a
leading role in a wide range of international bodies developing emerging
telecoms standards. A company with sound corporate social responsibility (CSR)
initiatives, ZTE is a member of the UN Global Compact. ZTE is China's only
listed telecom manufacturer, 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.cnand connect with
us on our social networks – @ZTE_USA and ZTE USAon Facebook.

Editor's Notes

For more information about Imagination at Mobile World Congress, visit
http://www.virtualpressoffice.com/eventExhibitor.do?page=ep&showId=2332&companyId=1524

About HelloSoft V.VoIP & VoLTE

Imagination's HelloSoft range of licensable IP includes comprehensive software
SDKs delivering everything needed to implement high quality, power-efficient
Voice over IP and LTE (VoIP, VoLTE), Voiceplus Video over IP (V.VoIP) and
rich communications suite (RCS 5.0) for multi-mode wireless and wireline
devices. HelloSoft IP products and technologies are 'carrier-grade'
cross-platform solutions, already deployed in millions of devices. Built on
years of engineering experience to ensure that they are ready for the most
extensive 3G, 4G and enterprise network deployments, all SDKs and platforms
are available for Android, iPhone, Windows and Linux environments.

About Imagination Technologies

Imagination Technologies - a global leader in multimedia, processor and
communication technologies - creates and licenses market-leading processor
solutions including graphics, video, vision, CPU & embedded processing,
multi-standard communications, cross-platform V.VoIP & VoLTE and cloud
connectivity. These silicon and software intellectual property (IP) solutions
for systems-on-chip (SoC) are complemented by an extensive portfolio of
software, tools and ecosystems. Target markets include mobile phone, connected
home consumer, mobile and tablet computing, in-car electronics, networking,
telecoms, health, smart energy and connected sensors. Imagination's licensees
include many of the world's leading semiconductor manufacturers, network
operators and OEM/ODMs. Corporate headquarters are located in the United
Kingdom, with sales and R&D offices worldwide. See: www.imgtec.com

CONTACT: Imagination Technologies' Press Contact:

         UK: David Harold
         david.harold@imgtec.com
         +44 (0)1923 260 511
        
         USA: Jen Bernier
         jen.bernier@imgtec.com
         +1 408-530-5178