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TMCNet:  ZTE helps China Telecom complete commercial IPv6 test on 4G network; Successful test in Hunan province is key milestone for China Telecom's plans for future 4G LTE deployment

[July 10, 2014]

ZTE helps China Telecom complete commercial IPv6 test on 4G network; Successful test in Hunan province is key milestone for China Telecom's plans for future 4G LTE deployment

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Shenzhen, China -- ZTE Corporation ("ZTE") (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, is pleased to help China Telecom successfully complete commercial testing for IPv6 capabilities on its mobile network in Hunan province, a key milestone in China Telecom's plans for future 4G LTE deployment.

The comprehensive week-long test involved trial users and covered IPv4/IPv6 single- and dual-stack services, billing systems and backend IT infrastructure systems, demonstrating China Telecom's 4G LTE network to be IPv6-ready. China Telecom's 4G LTE network in Hunan province deploys ZTE's industry-leading solutions including evolved node B, system architecture evolution gateway, mobility management entity, home subscriber service/3rd generation partnership project, authentication, authorization and accounting, high rate packet data (HRPD) serving gateway, computer graphics and electronic process classification framework/eHRPD.

As China Telecom rolls out 4G LTE services nationwide, IPv6 will help the operator manage the anticipated explosion in demand for new IP addresses. Becoming IPv6-ready is a key part of China Telecom's plans for wider 4G LTE network deployments.

Since April, ZTE engineers have been collaborating with China Telecom to prepare for the IPv6 commercial test, developing test scenarios and solutions. ZTE helped China Telecom overcome complex engineering challenges including the large number of network interfaces and wide network coverage areas, while ensuring existing services on the live 4G LTE network are not disrupted.

This successful IPv6 test fully verified the IPv6/IPv4 dual-stack capabilities of China Telecom's 4G LTE network in Hunan, laying a solid foundation for the operator's plans for wider deployment of 4G and other next-generation services in the future.

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 160 countries, helping them to meet the changing needs of their customers while growing 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 www.zte.com.cn. axicom logo 150px wide.jpg William de la Bdoyre Axicom t: +44 (0)20 8392 8074 m: +44 (0)7887 059 049 william.delabedoyere@axicom.com www.axicom.com .

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