E-Plus and ZTE Expand Relationship

  E-Plus and ZTE Expand Relationship

Business Wire

SHENZHEN, China -- July 8, 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 broadening its strategic partnership
with the E-Plus Group. In future ZTE will operate and maintain the E-Plus
network. The telecommunications equipment provider ZTE has extensive
international experience in the field of managed services. For several years
it has served as a key partner during E-Plus’ efforts to comprehensively
expand its network.

The E-Plus Group is delivering greater efficiency, flexibility and
effectiveness as part of the broad-based evolution of its network
infrastructure to high-speed 4G. Along with a growing need to build out and
maintain its network, customers are also calling for consistent high network
quality. To help meet these challenges, E-Plus has signed an agreement with
ZTE as managed service partner in Germany. Under the five-year contract, ZTE
will be responsible for building, operating and maintaining the E-Plus
network. The E-Plus Group will retain ownership over the network and maintain
control over strategic network planning and development.

“We can take advantage of the synergies available as ZTE not only supplies the
equipment but also builds and operates the E-Plus network,” says Andreas
Pfisterer, Chief Technology Officer at the E-Plus Group. “ZTE is a perfect
partner for successfully implementing our network strategy and with the
transfer of network operation we take our partnership to the next level.” The
E-Plus Group has been working with ZTE since 2009 to expand its UMTS network
and upgrade its core network. E-Plus made the decision in February to contract
ZTE as its supplier and partner in the company’s expansion of its LTE network
in Germany.

“The fact that ZTE is taking over the maintenance and servicing of the mobile
communications infrastructure of E-Plus as part of a managed services contract
proves the capability of ZTE to deliver first class services and solutions.
This step is a logical and consistent result of a close and trustful
cooperation between our companies in recent years," said Betty Cui, President
Europe Region and Vice President of ZTE Corporation. "Our goal is to support
and ensure the long term success of E-Plus."

The contractual partners, E-Plus Group and ZTE, will release specific dates at
a later moment.

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 160
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


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