ZTE Activates Hong Kong’s First 300Mbps-Capable 4G Network for CSL

  ZTE Activates Hong Kong’s First 300Mbps-Capable 4G Network for CSL

CSL deploys ZTE’s industry-leading carrier aggregation technology to achieve
next-generation performance

Business Wire

SHENZHEN, China -- September 10, 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 helped CSL Limited complete a
demonstration of Hong Kong’s first 300Mbps-ready 4G network, paving the way
for wider-scale commercial deployment of next-generation mobile services to
consumers and business customers.

ZTE’s industry-leading carrier aggregation (CA) technology was deployed by CSL
in the demonstration. ZTE’s capabilities in CA and LTE-Advanced (LTE-A)
solutions help CSL to leverage its unrivalled radio spectrum assets to serve
the needs of customers who demand the highest-performance mobile services.

As a key enabling technology in next-generation LTE-A networks, carrier
aggregation technology combines two or more carrier frequencies in the same or
different bands into one channel, increasing peak transmission speeds. ZTE’s
CA solution helps unlock the potential of the spectrum assets of CSL, which is
the only mobile operator in Hong Kong equipped with a pair of 20MHz spectrum
in the 1800MHz and 2600MHz frequency bands for 4G services.

“ZTE is pleased to support CSL in bringing next-generation mobile services to
customers in Hong Kong,” said Julian Wang, Managing Director for Hong Kong at
ZTE. “The deployment of CA technology will enable CSL to strengthen its
position as Hong Kong’s leading operator.”

“LTE-A is the next step in the evolution of 4G LTE network service for CSL and
our customers, one that allows us to optimise our spectrum advantage. We’re
very happy to receive the support from ZTE in enabling us to demonstrate this
latest technology first in the Hong Kong,” noted Phil Mottram, Chief Executive
Officer of CSL Limited.

CA effectively addresses signal interference between neighboring cells that
share the same band to improve the performance of LTE networks. By achieving
load balancing between the master and the slave cells to increase network
capacity, CA enables operators to provide consumers with higher networks
speeds and a richer and more diversified mobile user experience.

Operators in the Asia Pacific region including SK Telecom have started
deploying CA technology to offer trial and commercial networks. By combining a
pair of 10MHz spectrum in the 800MHz and 1800MHz bands, SK Telecom’s network
is capable of supporting peak transmission rates of 150Mbps.

CSL and ZTE have been long-term partners in developing next-generation mobile
technologies, and bringing faster and better user experience to subscribers.
In June, CSL and ZTE successfully completed a demonstration of High-definition
voice over LTE network, capable of delivering high-quality voice 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 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
www.zte.com.cn.

Contact:

ZTE Corporation
Margrete Ma, +86 755 26775207
ma.gaili@zte.com.cn
or
Edelman PR
Mark Lee, +852 2837 4756
mark.lee@edelman.com
Andres Vejarano, +852 2837 4735
andres.vejarano@edelman.com