Nikkei — BEIJING — China’s leading mobile hardware maker ZTE and internet services company Tencent Holdings have jointly developed an environmentally-friendly data center. According to a joint statement on Monday, the “Tencent West Lab,” as it is named, is a mobile, containerized data center requiring low levels of energy for operation.
There were 104.7 million smartphones shipped in the China market during the first quarter of 2016, slipping 11.2% on quarter but growing 20.1% on year and accounting for 33.8% of global total, according to Digitimes Research.
Tech in Asia — Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei filed for 3,898 patents in 2015, making it the world’s most patent-happy company for the second year in a row. Qualcomm, the US-based semiconductor company whose chips can be found in everything from the latest Xiaomi phone to Samsung’s flagships, took second place. Chinese Huawei competitor ZTE rounded out the top three, with 2,155 filings of its own.
Tech in Asia — If you’re a smartphone company – even a big, successful one – looking to get into the Chinese market with your own mobile payments system, here’s a piece of advice: don’t. Over the last month, we’ve seen Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and even Huawei Payenter mainland China. There are reports that Xiaomi, ZTE, and Lenovo are working on their own services as well.
Digi Times — Telecom carrier China United Network Communications (China Unicom) has procured equipment for setting up 469,000 4G base stations, with Huawei Technologies and ZTE together winning over 80% of the procurement volume, Ericsson about 11%, Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell together about 7%, according to China-based media reports.
Network Asia — ZTE Corporation has launched its SDN-based cloud datacentre solution – ZTE uSmartDC. The Internet has enormous impact and brings many challenges to the telecoms industry. Operators need to rapidly launch new services and hasten innovation which needs to be open and collaborative.
Telecom Asia — Hot on the heels of Nokia’s contention that “5G will happen faster than expected,” ZTE and China Mobile announced their latest 5G high-frequency prototype microwave appliance at Mobile World Congress. “The ZTE-developed prototype operates on a 15 GHz carrier with a bandwidth of 500 MB and boasts a hardware structure of a large-capacity baseband unit (BBU) and an intelligent remote radio unit (RRU),” said ZTE in a statement.
Business Wire — SHENZHEN: ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today announced that in 2015, ZTE’s wireless sector witnessed a year-on-year sales growth of more than 30 percent, with remarkable achievements in market pattern, market size, and market share.
Digi Times — Shipments of smartphones in China grew 11.5% sequentially to 119 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, buoyed by an increase of 54.5 million new 4G/3G service subscribers due to preferential packages launched by China Mobile, according to Digitimes Research.
ZTE has completed tests set up by the Big Data and IT Technology Department of China Mobile’s research arm, China Mobile Research Institute, for Internet of Things (IoT) docking and interoperability. The move is a key step in the deployment of cloud-based network function virtualization (NFV) technologies, ZTE said in a statement.
ZDNet — China’s ZTE has released its preliminary results for the financial year ending December 31, 2015, expecting to pull in 100.8 billion yuan in operating revenue, bumping up revenue by 23.8 percent from its 2014 results.
Telecom Asia — ZTE has revealed it expects to report a 43.5% increase in profit for 2015, with revenue exceeding 100 billion yuan for the first time. Unaudited results from the company show a revenue increase for the year of around 23.8% to 100.8 billion yuan ($15.32 billion). Net profit meanwhile grew to a projected 3.78 billion yuan.
Nikkei — GUANGZHOU, China — Communication equipment manufacturer ZTE will set up a new research and development site here that will double as its domestic headquarters. The company plans to open the center by 2021. Total investment is seen at 5.6 billion yuan ($851 million). Of this, 3.5 billion yuan will be put into R&D, and 2.1 billion yuan into the building and equipment.
Times of India — NEW DELHI: Mobile phone industry players of India and China will deliberate on cooperation opportunities to enhance handset manufacturing eco-system in the country. “Chinese companies are keen to participate in the ‘Make in India’ campaign and establish mobile handset & component manufacturing facilities here,” Mobile World (Shoujibao) Shenzhen Founder & CEO Wu said in a statement.
China Tech News — Chinese telecom device maker ZTE says from January to September 2015, the company’s operating revenue reached CNY68.523 billion, a year-on-year increase of 16.53%; its net profit attributable to shareholders was CNY2.604 billion, a year-on-year increase of 42.19%; and its basic earnings per share were CNY0.63.
China’s ZTE Corporation has signed a TD-LTE wireless cooperation deal with both the China Mobile Research Institute and South Korea’s Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning. The tripartite memorandum of understanding will cover in-depth cooperation on technologies including TDD/FDD data roaming and VoLTE, addressing possible interconnection and interoperability issues as TD-LTE networks are constructed in South Korea.
Times of India — NEW DELHI: State-owned Telecommunications Consultants of India Ltd (TCIL) has tied up with Chinese telecom gear maker ZTE Corporation to work jointly on Smart Cities and railway projects. TCIL is the first company in India which was awarded the work for designing, supplying, installation, testing and commissioning of GSM-based mobile train radio communication system for Eastern Railway, TCIL Chairman and Managing Director Vimal Wakhlu said in a joint statement.
Want China Times — Faced with increasingly acute competition, Lenovo, China’s leading IT firm, will have its mobile communications division, except for the operations of its Zuk smartphone brand, incorporated into Motorola, which it acquired in early 2014, Lenovo Mobile president Chen Xudong said on Aug. 27. The decision is in line with the strategy of the new CEO focusing on a few select models in order to survive the cut-throat competition on the market, according to the Chinese-language Beijing Daily.
Business Wire — SHENZHENL: ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, announced that first-half net profit rose 43.2% as the company increased sales of 4G LTE network equipment to carriers. Net profit attributable to shareholders of the listed company jumped to RMB 1.62 billion (US$252 million) in the first six months, according to the results announcement posted by ZTE today. Basic earnings per share climbed to RMB 0.47, while revenue increased 21.8% to RMB 45.9 billion.
China Tech News — China-based ZTE Corporation has signed a memorandum of understanding with Malaysia’s U Mobile Sdn Bhd for the development of Pre5G mobile broadband technologies. The partnership will help U Mobile deliver substantial network performance upgrades using ZTE’s proprietary Pre5G technologies including Massive MIMO.
Telecom Asia — Telecom equipment vendors have taken more strides towards delivering 5G networks, with the 5GNOW project reaching completion and ZTE announcing an R&D partnership in Malaysia. ZTE has announced it has entered an R&D partnership with Malaysia’s U Mobile focused on the development of pre-5G and 5G mobile broadband technologies.
Want China Times — China is seeking to take a leading position in the development of 5G wireless communication technology, with the government and businesses both investing heavily on research and development, according to China Economic Weekly. On July 22, Zhang Feng, chief engineer and spokesperson for the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), said the country plans to increase its R&D in 5G technology, while continuing expanding 4G fiber optic networks.
Digi Times — China is now the world’s second largest economy, and China-based network equipment makers are seizing the opportunity brought by the huge domestic market to close the gap with their foreign rivals. Domestic makers accounted for 52.3% of the network equipment market in the first quarter of 2015, and their combined market share is expected to exceed 70% when H3C is restructured into a network equipment vendor.
Want China Times — ZTE Corporation, China’s leading telecom equipment producer, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Japanese telecom giant SoftBank to enhance their research and development based on ZTE’s Pre5G and Massive MIMO (multiple input multiple output) technology, reports Ccstock.cn, the online version of the Chinese-language Securities Daily.
Networks Asia — As the Internet of Things makes the world more connected, ZTE Corporation will intensify research on 5G, SDN (Software Defined Networks), cloud computing and Big Data to help customers build next-generation networks and technology infrastructure supporting more dynamic services provisioning, Chief Technology Officer Dr. Zhao Xianming said at the ZTE Global Analyst Conference in Shanghai.
Digi Times — China-based telecom equipment vendors Huawei Technologies and ZTE, in an attempt to lead in international development of 5G mobile communication technology and application, will invest US$600 million and EUR300 million (US$336 million) respectively in 5G R&D, according to the companies. Huawei has signed for cooperation with Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom (German Telecom) for R&D of 5G technology and application.
Digi Times — China government-developed Zhengzhou Airport Comprehensive Economic Experimental Zone (ZACEEZ) in northern China has a cluster of nearly 70 handset supply chain makers currently and is set to replace Shenzhen in southern China to become the largest handset production base in the world, according to Taiwan-based handset supply chain makers.
IT Web Africa — Chinese telecoms equipment and systems firm, ZTE has partnered with Africa’s largest mobile operator, MTN, to launch an Internet of Things (IoT) platform on the continent. South African headquartered MTN has more than 229 million subscribers in 22 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and plans to provide next-generation services to customers across each of its markets.
Want China Times — A subsidiary of Taiwan’s leading laptop contract maker, Wistron Corp, teamed up Tuesday with Chinese handset maker ZTE Corp. to offer a multimedia app that enables live-streaming TV programs and voice calls via the Internet. The Witsmart app is developed by Wistron Information Technology & Services (Wistron ITS) and comes preloaded initially only with the ZTE Blade S6 Plus smartphone, which went on sale in Taiwan Tuesday at NT$9,888 (US$320) through the PChome online store.
Want China Times — With the domestic market increasingly saturated, Chinese handset makers have turned their focus on India with its similarly huge population but it has proved a tough market to crack, according to a technology blog on web portal Sina. Although brands including ZTE, Huawei, Coolpad, Lenovo and Xiaomi have successfully snatched up the medium and low-end market in China from HTC and Samsung, they face tough home-grown rivals in India.