According to ZTE's latest performance report for the third quarter of 2009, the company sold 14.2 million mobile phones during the period, a year-on-year increase of 38%, and its sales nearly equaled those of Sony Ericsson, the fifth largest mobile phone maker in the world.
At the same time, ZTE reported sales increase of 42% during the first three quarters of 2009. Of the total incomes, about 25% were contributed by its mobile phone sector.
The performances of its 3G terminals were remarkable. For TD-SCDMA, the company gained over 40% share of the TD-SCDMA network interface card market in China; and its first TD-SCDMA in-depth customized mobile phone, U210, was sold in 40 cities, with market share of 27.4%. For CDMA, ZTE gained an order of one million 3G mobile phones from China Telecom in August 2009, accounting for one-quarter of the CDMA operator's total orders. For WCDMA, the company gained an order of 340,000 mobile phones from China Unicom in September 2009, covering low-, medium-, and high-end products. Of the total purchase orders of the three Chinese telecom operators, ZTE gained 27%.
By previous reports published by ZTE, the company showed it made revenue of CNY5.5 billion from its mobile phone businesses in the first half of 2009, an increase of 29.8% compared with the same period of last year.