ZTE Helps BASE Company to Develop Their 3G Network in Belgium

  ZTE Helps BASE Company to Develop Their 3G Network in Belgium

Business Wire

SHENZHEN, China -- March 16, 2014

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, has announced that the 3G network
supplied and developed by ZTE for BASE Company is the fastest 3G network in
terms of Uplink and Downlink speeds in Belgium.

The assessment was made by Commsquare on the three mobile operators in Belgium
during Q4 2013. Results are based on drive tests of 4,400km with 4,100 data
service tests. The test results ranked BASE's 3G network as first in the
average uplink and downlink rates, surfing/Web session success rate and fast
accessibility to the network and services thanks to high performance of dual
carrier feature for download and enhanced uplink feature (2ms TTI).

BASE Company, a Belgian subsidiary of Royal KPN N.V., is one of the three
major mobile operators in Belgium. In 2012, ZTE became the exclusive 3G
supplier for BASE Company to upgrade and modernize its 3G existing network.
The newly-built 3G network provides excellent performance to drive user
growth. In addition, as exclusive 4G&EPC supplier, ZTE helped BASE Company to
launch LTE services in 15 cities since 1^st Oct 2013. Today about 4.4 million
Belgians are covered by 4G.

“At BASE Company we know that our customers expect three things from their
operator: a good price, a good service and a good network. Over the last years
we made significant investments in our mobile network bringing the company to
the unique position in Europe of being a mobile challenger that combine a
leading position in price, service & network. Today, BASE Company is the
undisputed number one when it comes to speech quality. In terms of speed, we
offer the fastest 3G network in Belgium”, said Jos Donvil, CEO at BASE
Company.

"BASE Company is an important customer for ZTE. It has high requirements for
providers and partners. We deliver efficient and innovative solutions that
help to improve BASE Company’s network. European network operators, whose
networks were built or upgraded with the help of ZTE, have repeatedly received
top ratings by independent auditors in recent years. We are proud that we can
continue this series," said Li Jun, General Manager of ZTE in Benelux and
Germany.

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.

About BASE Company

BASE Company is a fully-owned subsidiary of Royal KPN N.V., whose headquarters
are located in Brussels. At the end of December 2013, BASE Company recorded a
~21% service revenue market share. In 2013, the company’s total revenues
amounted to EUR 728 million in Belgium, with an EBITDA of EUR 192 million and
922 employees. The company is mainly active in the field of mobile telephony
via the brands BASE and BASE business. It also provides digital television,
Internet and fixed telephony services through its SNOW brand. BASE Company
follows a segmented customer targeting approach and distributes its products
and services via 75 BASE shops, 80 ALLO shops, online and indirect channels.

Contact:

ZTE Corporation
Margrete Ma, +86 755 26775207
ma.gaili@zte.com
or
AxiCom
William de la Bedoyere, +44 (0)20 8392 8074
william.delabedoyere@axicom.co.uk
 
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