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ZTE Unveils Next Generation of Data Cards

February 16, 2009

SHENZHEN, China, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”), a
leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions,
today announced the launch of two innovative cards as part of its high speed
packet access (HSPA) product family. The MF662 is a compact HSDPA+ data card,
offering consumers enhanced data speeds, and the MF645 is a USB TV data card,
allowing viewers to watch digital TV from a laptop over the mobile broadband
connection.

The MF662 has been specifically designed for HSPA+ networks — the
evolution of the current HSPA-based 3G network technology that will allow
users to have a much faster mobile broadband connection. The adaptor offers
download and upload rates of up to 21.6Mbps (up from 14.4Mbps on HSPA) and
5.76Mbps, respectively.

ZTE’s MF645 is the world’s smallest TV data card, and is believed to be
the world’s first plug-and-play data card. This USB modem enables consumers to
watch digital television on a computer or laptop over a 3G connection. As the
MF645 supports a download rate of up to 7.2Mbps, it offers a user experience
that is similar to traditional TV sets.

“HSPA+ is an important step in network evolution as it will lead to lower
connection cost, giving consumers access to innovative and effective services.
More importantly, it will help carriers test out the business case for next-
generation networks, opening the doors for LTE,” said Zhang Yadong, general
manager of data cards, ZTE Corporation. “ZTE is reinforcing its leadership
position in the HSPA market by announcing two innovative data cards that will
provide consumers with a superior user experience.”

The emergence of high-bandwidth services such as mobile TV, downloading of
music TV and film clips, 3D interactive games with multiple players, and large
volume mail services is placing significant strain on network speed and
capacity. HSPA+ will address this challenge by providing high download and
upload links and greater capacity.

ZTE is the world’s second largest supplier of HSPA data cards and had sold
over 10 million data cards by the end of 2008. ZTE has a strong focus on
research and development (R&D), investing 10% of its annual sales in R&D and
employing a team of 1,000 R&D employees assigned in centres in Shanghai and
Xi’an in China, and in the USA and Sweden. Furthermore, ZTE is one of the few
manufacturers with the ability to provide 3G and WiMAX data cards for HSDPA,
HSUPA and HSPA+ as either multimedia data cards or embedded modems. ZTE’s data
cards are being sold worldwide through 20 leading mobile operators.

    Notes to the editor:
    -- Dimensions of the MF645 TV data card are 93 x 28.8 x 12.9mm.
       Its download and upload rates are of (up to) 7.2M and 2M respectively.
    -- Dimensions of the MF662 HSPA+ data card are 69 x 27 x 12mm.
       Its download and upload rates are (up to) 21.6 Mbps and 5.76M
       respectively.

    For more information, please contact:

     Margrete Ma
     ZTE Corporation
     Tel:   +86-755-2677-5207
     Email: ma.gaili@zte.com.cn

     Romy T. Arambulo / Ada Ho
     Edelman PR
     Tel:   +852-2837-4727 / +852-2837-4747
     Email: romy.arambulo@edelman.com / ada.ho@edelman.com

SOURCE ZTE Corporation


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