ZTE Gains No. 2 World Ranking for WLANs Shipped
SHENZHEN, China -- April 23, 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 it has been ranked No. 2
in the world in WLAN access point shipments.
According to the March 19 Gartner-published, “Market Share: Enterprise WLAN
Equipment, Worldwide, 4Q12 and 2012,” ZTE held No. 2 world market share in the
WLAN “coordinated access point” category at 12 per cent after it shipped 1
million units during the year.
The rapid development of ZTE’s WLAN solution is a benefit of its long-term
focus on R&D and in-depth understanding of customer requirements. The
explosive growth of mobile Internet has aided the application of Wi-Fi from
enterprise networks to carrier networks. In turn, China Mobile has defined
WLAN as its fourth network. To date, more than 3.7 million APs have been
deployed, and in some provinces, WLAN bears nearly 80 per cent of the total
data traffic. ZTE now accounts for approximately one-third of these.
Based on its leading-edge data network technologies and 3G/LTE technologies,
ZTE has created innovative solutions to provide radio backhaul for WLAN by
using 3G/LTE networks. It also provides Wi-Fi signals to users through
TD-SCDMA or TD-LTE transport networks. This solution has been deployed by
China Mobile in buses and subways and allows mobile phones with different
systems to utilize a converged TD-SCDMA network.
To date, ZTE has obtained hundreds of WLAN-related patents, over ten WLAN
prototype systems and created more than 100 WLAN solutions, covering radio,
core network and services.
ZTE Corporation has launched a series of WLAN solutions that cater to the
demands of domestic carrier-class markets and help operators provide customers
with a better wireless broadband experience with WLAN. The company has
extended this edge to wireless city and public utilities for government
networks and businesses. ZTE’s WLAN products have been deployed in more than
40 countries and regions around the world. The products are used in over 100
industries, including: telecommunications, education, healthcare, customs,
urban law enforcement, ports, logistics, construction, transportation,
forestry, rental, enterprises, and by individual users. ZTE is committed to
delivering the best wireless access solutions and experiences to customers.
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. 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
Margrete Ma, +86 755 26775207
Diana Pong / Andres Vejarano, +852 2837 4734 / 2837 4735
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