ZTE Partners with Reliance Communications India to Build 100G Metro Optical Network

SHENZHEN, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of
telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the
Mobile Internet, has signed a new 100G optical transportation network
(OTN) contract with Reliance Communications India.

ZTE will provide 100G optical transportation network design,
engineering, installation, and operations and maintenance services to
Reliance Communications India in Pune and Hyderabad during the next
three years. The company will also provide its ZXONE series of equipment
to satisfy the multi-service access and high integration requirements of
Reliance Communications India, with ZTE’s low total cost of ownership
(TCO) being one of the major factors in Reliance Communications India’s
decision to partner with the company.

Currently occupying 14.35 percent of Indian market share, Reliance
Communications India is the fourth largest operator in India. With
mobile networks entering the age of long term evolution (LTE), Reliance
Communications India’s synchronous digital hierarchy (SDH) was not able
to meet growing data communication demands. ZTE’s 100G OTN solution
allows Reliance Communications India to quickly develop Pune and
Hyderabad’s 100G metro area transmissions and greatly relieve long-term
evolution (LTE) bandwidth requirement pressures. ZTE’s leading OTN
research and development platform and 100G OTN products satisfy Reliance
Communications India’s requirements with their high performance, easy
maintenance and low cost.

With high integrity, ZTE 100G OTN supports any access rate from E1/T1 to
100GE, 4-22 client port with smooth evolution, as well as dense and
coarse wavelength in one. At the same time, the product has highly
efficient performance and can implement port self-adaption, dispatch
subsystem (DSS) crossing, L2 switching aggregation, and common public
radio interface (CPRI) transmission. Additionally, OTN encapsulation
supports complete overhead, optical layer/electrical layer monitoring,
and unified network management facilitating failure location and service
configuration, which effectively improve operations, administration and
management (OAM) efficiency.

According to the latest optical network product market report by Ovum,
ZTE increased its market share in optical networking products to 28
percent globally in Q2 2015, higher than any other Asia Pacific vendor.
By Q4 2014, ZTE had completed the deployment of more than 200 networks
of 100G OTN with three major domestic operators in China Mobile, China
Telecom and China Unicom. ZTE is also proud to be associated with
international operators EE UK, T-Mobile Austria, TIM Brazil, TEF Peru,
PCCW HK and TELKOM Indonesia as well as enterprise customers such as
Cernet. ZTE has completed more than 200 100G OTN deployments,
accumulated a 100G board delivery volume of more than 20,000 and 100G
line length of more than 200,000km.

About ZTE

ZTE is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile
devices, and enterprise technology solutions to consumers, carriers,
companies and public sector customers. As part of ZTE’s M-ICT strategy,
the company is committed to provide customers with integrated end-to-end
innovations to deliver excellence and value as the telecommunications
and information technology sectors converge. Listed in the stock
exchanges of Hong Kong and Shenzhen (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A
share stock code: 000063.SZ), ZTE’s products and services are sold to
over 500 operators in more than 160 countries. ZTE commits 10 per cent
of its annual revenue to research and development and has leadership
roles in international standard-setting organizations. ZTE is committed
to corporate social responsibility and is a member of the UN Global
Compact. For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn.

Contacts

Media Contacts:
ZTE Corporation
Margrete Ma, +86 755
26775207
ma.gaili@zte.com.cn
or
AxiCom
Natalie
Benning, +44 2083924060
natalie.benning@axicom.com