|ZTE to Supply Comprehensive Range of Communications Solutions for Beijing 2008 Olympic Games|
ZTE Corporation ("ZTE"), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions will be supplying a comprehensive range of its telecom products and solutions in the forthcoming Beijing 2008 Olympic Games to ensure the reliable and smooth operations of the global event's 3G network infrastructure. In conjunction with this, ZTE has developed a contingency plan together with major telecom operators in China to ensure the smooth provision of various communication support services including 3G TD-SCDMA network, TD-SCDMA mobile phones, GoTa (Global open Trunking architecture) emergency communications, broadband access, IPTV, and optical transmission, among others.
To show its commitment to this prestigious international sporting event, ZTE is sending a strong 200-manpower technical expert as part of its Olympic Communications Support Group to Beijing to provide technical support in managing the event's communications network.
"Following our successful participation during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games where we expertly provided broadband and communications services, we are very proud that ZTE will again play a key role in helping the smooth operations of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games' communications network when it is held in our motherland," said Yin Yimin, CEO of ZTE.
During the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, ZTE partnered with European telecom operator
China Mobile, China's largest telecom operator in terms of revenue has selected ZTE to construct TD-SCDMA network in several major Chinese cities, including host cities Beijing and Qingdao. Recently, China Mobile purchased significant number of TD-SCDMA handsets with ZTE supplying 30% of the purchase order, the largest share among the industry, making it the biggest 3G provider of both network infrastructure and handsets for the Beijing Olympic.
ZTE is also partnering with China Telecom and China Satellite Communication in line with the deployment of emergency communications security system for the Qingdao Olympic Regatta by providing GoTa, a next-generation CDMA-based digital trunking technology, marking it the first time that a China-grown trunking technology is applied in Olympic Games. As the largest CDMA equipment provider to China Unicom and the biggest DSL supplier to China Netcom, ZTE has also been actively involved in the two operators' communications exercise to ensure that all the components of the 3G network are deployed before the Games begins next month.
In addition, ZTE is also helping China Telecom's Shanghai IPTV in upgrading its network, the world's largest H.264 version, to 12M-bandwidth in order to satisfy the high demand for TV broadcast during the Games.