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ZTE’s Focus on 3G is Enabling the Company to Become a Leader within the Wireless Industry

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BEIJING — September 12, 2006 — The CDMA Development Group (CDG) ( congratulated ZTE, China’s second largest equipment maker, on selling more than 10 million CDMA2000® handsets. In particular, the ZTE C150 handset sold above and beyond expectations, attaining over three million unit sales in just six months.

“The CDG is pleased to see ZTE’s vigorous sales in the CDMA2000 market,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “As manufacturers continue to introduce new phones with a higher degree of functionality at a lower cost, the CDG expects the market for CDMA2000 technology to continue to expand rapidly.”

In 2005, ZTE sold more phones abroad than in China — with two million units sold in India alone. ZTE recently announced it won a contract to supply China Unicom with the ZTE H500, a CDMA/GSM dual-mode, quad-band, WorldMode TM phone, as part of the operator’s World Wind global roaming mobile phone service and also announced a deal to provide CDMA2000 1xEV-DO to Canada’s TELUS.

He Shiyou, senior vice president of ZTE and general manager of handset division , said, “ZTE is pleased to witness the rapid adoption of CDMA2000 mobile phones around the world. The demand for high-quality devices is on the rise, especially as new applications are enabled with CDMA2000 technology. We credit our success to the high quality of our products, remaining flexible to meet operator demands, and offering a large portfolio of devices from entry-level to high-end.”

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About CDMA
CDMA2000 is the most widely deployed 3G technology, with 166 operators in 73 countries, including 46 CDMA2000 1x-EV-DO systems, serving more than 275 million subscribers.  Counting 2G cdmaOne™ subscribers, there are more than 335 million CDMA users worldwide.  CDMA2000 has become the technology of choice for cdmaOne, TDMA, analog and greenfield operators, and is deployed in the 450, 800, 1700, 1900 and 2100 MHz bands. Nearly 1,250 CDMA2000 devices from more than 80 suppliers have been introduced to the market, including more than 280 1xEV-DO devices.  More information on CDMA2000 is available on the CDG Web site at

About CDG
The CDMA2000 Development Group is a trade association formed to foster the worldwide development, implementation and use of CDMA2000 technologies. The more than 130 member companies of the CDG include many of the world’s largest wireless carriers and equipment manufacturers. The primary activities of the CDG include development of CDMA2000 features and services, public relations, education and seminars, regulatory affairs and international support. Currently, there are more than 500 individuals working within various CDG subcommittees on CDMA2000-related matters. For more information about the CDG, contact the CDG News Bureau at +1-714-540-1030, or visit the CDG Web site at

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