August 20, 2008

ZTE’s AWS Handset Now Available in U.S.

ZTE USA, Inc., a subsidiary of ZTE Corporation, a leading global telecommunications equipment and network solutions provider, today announced the general availability of the ZTE C79 handset in the U.S. market. The ZTE C79, a full-featured CDMA AWS flip phone, is being offered by carrier MetroPCS to subscribers in the U.S. markets it serves.

The ZTE C79 includes over 60 MB of user memory for downloading games and applications as well as an MP3 player which includes external music keys. This unique feature will allow users to enjoy listening to music and manage their playlists with ease. Featuring a sleek design and affordable price point, the ZTE C79 also includes a 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth and picture messaging. The handset operates on AWS frequency bands in addition to the PCS and Cellular bands.

"At ZTE, we provide carriers with handsets that have great features and design at an affordable price because we know that is what many consumers today are searching for," said Dr. George Sun, CEO of ZTE USA. "With the ZTE C79, we are giving consumers everything they are looking for on a single, sleek device. Furthermore, MetroPCS is the perfect partner to help us deliver this handset to the U.S. market."

As with all its products, ZTE both designs and manufactures its handsets in-house. This end-to-end approach enables ZTE to offer feature-rich, high quality phones at an attractive price point.

ZTE USA offers a full portfolio of end-to-end wireless handset and networking solutions in the U.S. The company's handsets have won numerous design awards, and its flexible product design and manufacturing cycle enables ZTE USA to quickly deliver affordable products to customers.

About ZTE USA and ZTE

ZTE USA Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of ZTE Corporation, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, is headquartered in Dallas, TX, with offices in Iselin, NJ, Chicago, IL and San Diego, CA. ZTE USA is leveraging ZTE's proven strength in IP and wireless technologies, strong R&D capability, and strategic industry partnerships to bring innovative wireless and wireline solutions and mobile handsets to the U.S. market.

ZTE delivers innovative, custom-made products and services to customers in more than 120 countries, helping them achieve continued revenue growth and shape the future of the world's communications. ZTE commits around 10 percent of annual turnover to research and development and takes a leading role in a wide range of international bodies developing emerging telecoms standards. It is the fastest-growing telecoms equipment company in the world and is China's only listed telecoms manufacturer, with shares publicly traded on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges. ZTE was the only Chinese IT and telecoms manufacturer listed in Business Week's 2005 Information Technology 100 and was included in its 2006 ranking of China's Top 20 brands. ZTE was also awarded the "Most Promising Vender of the year" by Frost & Sullivan in its 2007 Asia Pacific ICT Awards, and was reported as the fastest growing telecom equipment and solutions provider among the major telecom vendors worldwide by international research firm IDC in 2007. For more information, please visit