RICHARDSON, Texas--()--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 devices, today announced that the company will enhance its presence in the U.S. market by increasing an investment of $30 million dollars within the U.S. market. This increase is the latest development in a number of actions that ZTE has taken to demonstrate its long-term commitment to the U.S. market.
Differing from past investment in the procurement of technology products, ZTE will use this $30 million to work with a number of local partners to tap into both core and innovative technologies in the telecommunications industry. The result will be improving and integrating existing technologies, strengthening lab capabilities and other fundamental infrastructures, and building up the company's local capabilities to work closely with operators to create better and more affordable choices for consumers around the world. The increased investment in the U.S. market will also further facilitate the development of the local economy by creating more U.S. jobs.
"ZTE is committed to the U.S. market and we look forward to continuing our investment and leveraging local talent to bring new innovations to consumers," said Lixin Cheng, CEO of ZTE USA. "We have already established partnerships with major carriers in the U.S. and believe that these cross-border relationships will ignite the development of new communication technologies and enlarge the application scale of our joint innovations, thus helping us continue to provide affordable, environmentally friendly products that enable consumers around the world to connect in meaningful ways."
The company has seen tremendous investment growth in the U.S market. As of the first half of 2012, ZTE has reached a procurement sum of more than $14.68 billion in the country. The company has established five R&D centers and one logistics center in the U.S. The company employs around 300 people across the U.S., and 80 percent of them are U.S. citizens.
ZTE entered the North American market in 1997 and has established relationships with national and regional telecom carriers, consumers and local communities throughout the U.S. Through partnerships with all major U.S. carriers, ZTE products now serve millions of consumers across the country.
About ZTE USA
ZTE USA is a subsidiary of ZTE Corporation (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions. ZTE USA is dedicated to making quality communications technology accessible to all. The company draws on more than 25 years of experience and research investment to deliver smart, affordable, quality choices for infrastructure and mobile data device customers nationwide. Per Strategy Analytics report, in the third quarter of 2012, ZTE ranked 5th by shipping 1.7 million handsets to the U.S. market. ZTE captured 4.4% of the U.S. Handset market share (total 38.6 mil units), following Samsung(33.7%), Apple(23.8%), LG(12.1%), Moto(6.2%). As of Dec. 10, 2012, ZTE has launched 29 devices since 2011 in U.S. market, 18 of them are still in the sales. For more information, visit www.zteusa.com.
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 140 countries, helping them to meet the changing needs of their customers while growing revenue. In 2011, ZTE's revenue increased by 29 per cent to USD13.7 billion. Its overseas operating revenue grew 30 per cent to USD 7.4 billion during the period, accounting for 54.2 per cent of overall operating 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.