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27 August 2012

ZTE Partners with KPN Group Belgium to Deploy Packet Switched Core Network

ZTE Uni-Core Solution Supports Unified 2G/3G/4G LTE Access
Brussels, Belgium – ZTE Corporation (H share stock code: 0763.HK/ A share stock code: 000063.SZ) a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, has signed a packet switched core network (CN) deal with KPN Group Belgium (KPNGB). KPNGB will deploy ZTE’s packet switched CN equipment which supports unified radio access.  The contract is the second of its kind between ZTE and KPN, following the September 2010 CN construction project with KPN Germany (E-Plus).
The ZTE Uni-Core solution supports the seamless evolution from 2G/3G packet core to evolved packet core (EPC), and assists operators in supporting unified 2G, 3G and 4G access. ZTE helps operators to build a smart pipe that supports service differentiation and traffic distribution, and enables a flexible policy mechanism. This will help KPNGB deliver differentiated services, further enhancing its service innovation capability and network competitive strength.
“KPN and ZTE have a history of successful partnerships cooperating on technologies such as HSPA, core network, etc. The new CN project is another step to enhancing KPN’s overall network performance,” said Tom Poelhekken, CTO, KPNGB
“As a leading telecoms operator, KPN has strict requirements for vendor and partner relationships. ZTE meets those requirements by providing highly efficient and innovative solutions to make an effective contribution to improving network performance for the KPN Group,” said Xu Ziyang, Vice President, ZTE Corporation.
As of Q1 2012, ZTE has secured over 20 EPC commercial contracts, deployed more than 80 trial networks globally, and has cooperation with mainstream operators including Vodafone, China Mobile, KPN, Telenor, CSL, H3Gand America Movil.
About ZTE
ZTE is a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions with the most comprehensive product range covering virtually every telecommunications sector, including wireless, access & bearer, VAS, terminals and professional services. The company delivers innovative, custom-made products and services to over 500 operators in more than 140 countries, helping them to meet the changing needs of their customers while growing revenue. In 2011, ZTE’s revenue increased by 29 per cent increase to USD13.7 billion. Its overseas operating revenue grew 30 per cent to USD 7.4 billion during the period, accounting for 54.2 per cent of overall operating revenue. ZTE commits 10 per cent of its annual revenue to research and development and has leadership roles in several international bodies devoted to developing telecommunications industry standards. ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility and is a member of the UN Global Compact. The company is China’s only listed telecom manufacturer that is publicly traded on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ). For more information, please visit  
Media Contacts:
Margrete Ma                                                         Maria Arbalova 
ZTE Corporation                                                      AxiCom PR         
Tel:  +86 755 26775207                                         Tel: +44 (0)20 8392 4050
Email: [email protected]                                 Email: [email protected]   

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