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China's ZTE Plans North American LTE Assault

ZTE USA Inc., a subsidiary of China's ZTE Corporation, has unveiled its LTE strategy for the North American market with a Software Defined Radio platform-based UMTS solution already developed and devices expected in the next 12-18 months.

Dr. George Sun, CEO of ZTE USA, stated: "We anticipate widespread commercial adoption of LTE in the North American market in late 2010. In the meantime, we can help telecom operators prepare for the successful transition with LTE in a market where various systems currently co-exist. ZTE gives them a solution that works now and in the future."

ZTE's LTE solutions are designed for the unified management and seamless operation of the current 2G and 3G networks. They offer carriers a smooth transition to LTE networks, which will help carriers to lower network deployment and operating costs. To date, carriers in major markets such as Hong Kong, India and mainland China have widely adopted and successfully deployed ZTE's SDR. ZTE's SDR platform-based UMTS solution is the first in the industry that fulfills the HSPA+ trialing and testing applications.

ZTE recently invested in building a new Chinese research and development facility and production base in Xi'an which will be primarily focused on creating new LTE solutions for its handset business and initiating research on post-3G technology advancements.

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