ZTE Attains No. 1 Position in World PON Market in Ovum Report

  ZTE Attains No. 1 Position in World PON Market in Ovum Report

 Strength in technology innovation and commercial execution helps ZTE lead in
                                 PON products

Business Wire

SHENZHEN, China -- March 20, 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, is pleased to achieve the global No. 1
ranking for shipments of PON (passive optical networking) products in a report
compiled by industry consulting firm Ovum, as the company leveraged its
market-leading technologies to win contracts and outperform competitors in
this segment.

According to Ovum’s Market Share Report: 2012 FTTx, DSL, and CMTS Units, ZTE
was the world’s leading vendor with 42% market share globally in shipments of
PON optical line terminals (OLTs) in 2012, after the company shipped 1.72
million lines. Based on Ovum’s data, ZTE also ranked first globally in
shipments of optical network terminals (ONTs) and optical network units (ONUs)
with 32% market share, after the company achieved shipments of more than 13
million lines. Ovum’s data showed that ZTE attained market leadership while
the total number of OLT ports shipped declined between 2011 and 2012.

For many years, ZTE has been able to maintain annual growth rate of more than
30% in its PON business, thanks to the company’s commitment to technology
innovation and the growth in investment in FTTx networks globally. ZTE’s
strong understanding of the market and superior technology has helped the
company win contracts from the world’s main telecommunication operators as
they build and optimize their optical networks, especially in the important
markets of China, Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America.

“ZTE’s leading position in the PON market is the result of broad recognition
of our work from across the global telecommunications industry,” said Mr. Zhu
Yongxing, General Manager of ZTE’s fixed-network products. “We will continue
our efforts in innovation and service to developour PON business, to support
operators globally in building high-speed and intelligent broadband optical

ZTE supplies more than 40 percent of the PON products for each of the three
main telecommunication operators in China, the world’s biggest investor in
optical networks. In Asia Pacific, ZTE has a strategic partnership with
Singapore Telecommunications, and has won major contracts with operators in
Indonesia and Malaysia.

In Europe, ZTE is well-positioned in the PON market, serving the main optical
network operators in countries including Russia, Turkey and Spain. ZTE also
completed the construction of the optical network of Moscow, the largest scale
network in Europe, and is well-positioned in Lithuania, the European market
with the highest rate of FTTx network penetration. In Latin America, ZTE has
helped the main operators in markets including Brazil and Uruguay complete the
construction of large-scale FTTx networks.

ZTE’s leading position in the PON market is built on our commitment to
technology research and innovation. In 2012, ZTE announced the industry’s
first prototype TWDM-PON compliant with the latest standards during Broadband
World Forum (BBWF), and demonstrated the coexistence and evolution of multiple
access technologies including NG-PON2, XG-PON1, GPON, and WDM-PtP on the same
platform and ODN. ZTE was also the first in the world to announce the
commercial version of the system-class VECTORING, and set up the first
commercial laboratory for XG-PON1. ZTE introduced the industry’s first compact
OLT product, and enriched and improved the forms and networking ability of PON
OLT products. ZTE announced the industry’s first end-to-end full-lifecycle
optical operation and maintenance solution eODN, providing the rack-mounted
optical path monitoring system eMonitor, to dramatically increase the
efficiency of network planning, design, deployment, operation and maintenance,
which has already been widely deployed.

At present, ZTE’s PON products serve more than 150 operators in 100 countries,
with a combined total of 150 million lines in use, and bringing ultra-fast
broadband connectivity to more than 40 million households.


ZTE Corporation
Margrete Ma, +86 755 26775207
Edelman PR
Diana Pong, +852 2837 4734
Andres Vejarano, +852 2837 4735
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