ZTE Hosts Forum for Next-Generation Network Technologies in Kuala Lumpur

Telecommunications industry experts from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and China join ZTE to discuss network innovations at Wireless Broadband Forum

Kuala Lumpur – ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, hosted more than 180 telecommunications experts from Asia in a conference on next-generation network technologies in Kuala Lumpur, engaging the industry’s top talents to drive innovations in user-centric services and business models.

Telecommunications regulators, executives and analysts from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and China attended the Wireless Broadband Forum to participate in keynote sessions and panel discussions. Keynote speakers included Nor Akmar Shah Minan, Head of the Content and Program Division at the Malaysia Communications and Multimedia Commission, Khairul Akmal Zahri, Chairman of the International Mobile Telecommunication Working Group at the Malaysian Technical Standards Forum Bhd (MTSFB), Dr. Fei Su, Senior Researcher at the Network Technology Research Institute of China Unicom, Peter Liu, Research Director at research company Gartner and Ian Redpath, Principal Analyst at telecommunications consultants Ovum.

Delegates gained in-depth insights and perspectives from ZTE experts including Steven Ge, Chief Representative of ZTE Malaysia, David An, Chief Technology Officer for APAC, Imran Amin, Principal Architect for Network and Services, and Geoffrey Wong, Senior Director of ZTE Services.

“The rapid development of mobile broadband is fuelling an unprecedented pace of innovations in telecommunications services, making it critical for technology and solution providers to innovate even faster,” said Mr. Ge. “Under ZTE’s M-ICT strategy, we are committed to work together with our customers and partners to deliver transformative integrated technologies and solutions. ZTE is delighted to have the opportunity to engage with the region’s top innovators and experts at the Wireless Broadband Forum.”

With the launch of the M-ICT (Mobile-ICT) strategy in 2014, ZTE is integrating its world-class capabilities in telecommunications networks, mobile devices and enterprise computing to drive innovations to help customers navigate the transition to a world of seamless connections between people, businesses and objects.

ZTE, the world’s fastest-growing provider of 4G LTE network solutions, is leading industry efforts on research of 5G and other next-generation network technologies. The company has announced partnerships with carriers including China Mobile, SoftBank, KT and U Mobile on ZTE’s proprietary pre5G network solutions, which enable customers to emulate future 5G network characteristics and performance on existing 4G infrastructure.

In 2014, ZTE posted 100% growth in shipments of 4G LTE base stations, and the company accounted for 25% of new 4G LTE base station deployments globally.

ZTE will also focus on innovations in SDN and NFV (network function virtualization) to help operators migrate to more scalable and flexible network infrastructures in anticipation of growing user demand. ZTE’s industry-leading ElasticNet SDN IPRAN (internet protocol radio access network) solution helps customers virtualize massive access-layer equipment, to simplify network operations and maintenance.

By the end of the second quarter, ZTE has signed 185 commercial contracts for 4G LTE and EPC (evolved packet core) globally, providing high-quality 4G equipment and services for world-leading telecommunications operators. ZTE has successfully launched commercial LTE networks for major international operators, including Bharti Airtel, China Mobile, China Telecom, Digi, Hutchison, SoftBank, Telenor, TeliaSonera, Vodafone, VimpelCom, MTN and Telefonica and U Mobile.

ZTE increased its market share in the global optical network products market to 14% in the second quarter of 2015, from 12% a year earlier, according to data from Ovum. ZTE achieved growth in annualized sales of WDM (Wavelength Division Multiplexing)/CPO-T (Converged Packet Optical-Transport) in each of the past 11 quarters, according to Ovum.
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