ZTE plans to open handset R&D centre in India

ZTE plans to open handset R&D centre in IndiaShanghai: Betting big on the burgeoning affordable handset market in India, Chinese telecom major ZTE today said it plans to set up a new R&D centre dedicated to mobile phones.

The firm will also launch six new smartphones this year to tap the multi-billion dollar opportunity in India.

ZTE will price the smartphones between Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000 catering to entry, mid and high-end segments.

ZTE unveils voice-controlled Grand S II smartphone

ZTE-Grand-S-IIWashington, Jan 8 : Chinese smartphone company ZTE is bringing voice-assistant technology to its newest flagship device, the Grand S II.

ZTE unveiled the new Android handset at the International CES show in Las Vegas.

The company will start rolling out the cell phones in its home market China in March or April, but will start selling them in the US later this year.

According to TechHive, the phone will be priced between 327 dollars and 396 dollars without carrier subsidies.

The phone comes with some high-end specs, including a 2.3 Ghz quad-core processor from Qualcomm and support for 4G LTE networks.

ZTE to unveil 5 smartphones including Grand S II at Vegas conference

New-ZTE-Grand-SWashington, Jan 3 : ZTE has reportedly announced its plans to unveil five smartphones, including a follow-up to its flagship Grand S, during a tech conference in Las Vegas scheduled for the next week.

The Grand S II features voice control technology that would enable users to unlock their phones or take a photo using voice commands, along with improved audio features.

According to Cnet, the company is also expected to demo two new smartphones, Nubia 5S and Nubia 5S Mini, which include quad-core Snapdragon processors.

More Chinese handset vendors to launch smartwatches in 2014

smartwatchesWashington, Jan 01 : More China-based handset vendors, including ZTE and Huawei, are expected to launch their own brands of wearable smart devices in the first half of 2014 following a huge market demand of these gadget s.

ZTE and Huawei are expected to unveil their own-brand smartwatches at the upcoming CES 2014 trade fair at the earliest, Digitimes reports.

Xiaomi Technology also plans to venture into production of smartwatches, the report added.

Aircel partners ZTE for 4G LTE network deployment

ZTENew Delhi, Dec 30 : Telecom service provider Aircel has tied up with telecommunications equipment and network solutions provider ZTE for deploying 4G long term evolution (LTE) networks in the country, a company statement said here Monday.

In the first stage, the LTE deployment will be initiated in Chennai, Rest of Tamil Nadu (RoTN) and few other business critical circles. LTE is a standard for wireless communication of high-speed data for mobile phones and data terminals.

ZTE India aims to double its revenue in 2014

ZTE India aims to double its revenue in 2014The Indian arm of Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp. aims to nearly double its revenue from India operations in 2014, thanks to projected revival of growth in the sector.

ZTE India Chief Executive Xu Dejun on Friday announced that the company was targeting to generate revenue of $800 million during 2014 from India. Till October this year, the company generated $400 million in revenues. It is hopeful that the figure could jump to $500 million by the end of current year.

ZTE looking at Indian market for growth

ZTE looking at Indian market for growthChina's second largest telecom gear maker, ZTE is increasingly focusing on the Indian telecom market for growth during the year.

ZTE India had generated total revenues of $ 700 million during 2012 but had recorded a loss of $400 million in the previous year. The company is looking to improve earnings this year and has recorded an increase of 35.9 per cent in net profits during the first quarter from January to March, 2013 in India.

Dejun to replace Liangjun as CEO of ZTE India

Dejun to replace Liangjun as CEO of ZTE IndiaChina's second-largest telecom equipment maker, ZTE Corp has said that it has appointed Xu Dejun as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its Indian unit, ZTE India.

Mr. Xu Dejun will replace Cui Liangjun, who will now work at the company's headquarters located in Shenzhen, China. He said that the company will now focus on key customers, service business and terminals in the Indian market. Mr. Xu has been working in India since 2005.

BSNL can forfeit ZTE’s bank guarantees against the earlier purchase orders: report

BSNL can forfeit ZTE’s bank guarantees against the earlier purchase orders: reportState-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) is reportedly preparing to take action against ZTE for its failure to supply GSM network gear for millions of lines in the East Zone.

According to a recent report published by the ET, BSNL has sought legal advice to kick off action against the Indian arm of ZTE.

ZTE to get behind Mozilla’s new Firefox OS for phones

ZTE to get behind Mozilla’s new Firefox OS for phonesAccording to a Bloomberg report, citing the information shared by ZTE's US chief Cheng Lixin at the CES 2013, ZTE has plans in place to bring Mozilla's brand new Firefox OS on to the handsets.

Going by an announcement by Cheng, ZTE intends using the Firefox OS in a forthcoming smartphone, which will initially be released - some time during the year 2013 - on yet-to-be-named European carriers. Thereafter, depending on the sales in Europe, the Firefox-based handset might also hit the US markets this year.

Chinese telecoms pose a security threat, concludes US investigation

Chinese telecoms pose a security threat, concludes US investigationA US congressional investigation of a year has concluded that Chinese telecom companies including Huawei and ZTE pose a security threat to the country and should be barred from contracts and acquisitions in the country.

China’s ZTE fails Indian security test

China’s ZTE fails Indian security testChinese handset maker, ZTE said on Wednesday that it has failed to meet the security requirements of Indian government. This, it said, was told by the operators.

This failure may stop the company from selling its products in India and that may deny it the opportunity of competing in the second fastest growing mobile handset market of India.

ZTE supplies network gears to the Indian players. The whole issue started after India started to check the hardware of mobile citing security as the motive.

ZTE To Launch IEC Centre In Capital

ZTE To Launch IEC Centre In CapitalZTE, Telecom equipment maker, announced that its Indian arm has decided to strengthen the facility to set up a new Indian Engineering Centre (IEC) office in the national capital to meet the growing demand for engineering services in India.

According to a statement, the new IEC office act as the main centre for ZTE India's after-sale engineering team comprising managed-services, network establishment, and maintenance of the network for operators.

ZTE to launch CDMA, GSM handsets in India

Chinese telecom firm ZTEThe Chinese telecom firm ZTE has announced that it is going to introduce CDMA and GSM handsets in India in next 2-3 months. As per the company, India has become the most promising market for handsets. 

ZTE is one of the leading telecom firms in China and is ready to enter the vast Indian market. The handsets of the company are expected to be sold in the market soon. At the initial stage, the company has decided to come up with 10-12 models in both GSM and CDMA in India.

Later on it will expand its product line according to response and preference of the Indian customers.

ZTE Announces Android Push, Will Ship Phones in Q1

As per the media reports, the launch of Android has helped Chinese network equipment vendor ZTE to join increasing number of phone manufacturers. The company mulls to unveil smartphones based on the operating system in the first quarter of this year.

Though not much details were provided by the company related to the products, a computer rendering showing a device has made it clear that they will have a large display, a 3.2-megapixel camera and what looks like a standard 3.5 millimeter stereo headphone jack.

Geoff Blaber, analyst at CCS Insight, explains that ZTE's Android push might help in pulling down the cost of smartphones based on the Google-backed operating system.

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