ZTE Corporation is a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions. Through its network of operators across 140 countries, the company delivers innovative products and business solutions. It connects global customers via voice, data, multimedia and WLAN. Founded in 1985, ZTE is listed on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges and is China’s largest listed telecoms equipment company.
ZTE has the industry’s most comprehensive product range and end-to-end solutions, covering virtually every telecommunications sector, including wireless, access&bearer,VAS, terminalsand professional services. The company’s broad range of expertise and flexibility in these areas allows it to satisfy the demands of global operators and assist them in their pursuit of innovation. ZTE’s 2011 revenue led the industry with a 29% increase to USD 13.7 billion. Its overseas operating revenue grew 30% to USD 7.42 billion during the period, accounting for 54.2% of overall operating revenue. ZTE’s systems and equipment have been applied by top operators in high-end markets around the world. The company is strong in the smart terminal arena and has become the world’s fourth-largest handset maker.
ZTE is committed to providing customers around the world with innovative technologies. The company has established 18 state-of-the-art R&D centers in the China, France, India andemploys over 30,000 research professionals. Ten per cent of the company’s annual revenue is invested in R&D.
In addition, ZTE cooperates with its top-tier industry chain partners to build laboratories focused on developing technological breakthroughs.ZTE ranked No.1 among global companies in terms of PCT patent filings in 2011 with 2,826 total applications. Also, the company ranked No. 1 in China in terms of the domestic patent authorization and application. With 107 subsidiary organizations globally, ZTE wins the trust of global clients through its devotion to innovation, customization and high-quality services.
ZTE is a member of the UN Global Compact.The company is committed to a vision of balanced, sustainable development in the social, environmental and economic arenas. It promotes communications freedom around the globe. The company has incorporated innovation, technological convergence and the concept of "going green" into the product life cycle. This includes R&D, production, logistics and customer service. The company also is committed to maximizing energy efficiency and minimizing the CO2 emissions.
Active in community programs, ZTE participated in relief efforts related to the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia, the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and 2008 earthquake in Sichuan, China. ZTE also established the ZTE Special Children Care Fund, the largest charity fund in China.
Looking forward, ZTE will continue to forge the development of the global telecommunications industry. The company is committed to overcoming challenges and driving innovation in the ever-changing telecommunications landscape.