Telecom Lead America: Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE
is exhibiting an array of smart devices launched this year with major U.S.
carriers at the International CTIA WIRELESS 2012.
At the event, the company is showcasing its portfolio of
mobile devices and wireless solutions, including smartphones, feature phones,
hotspots and tablets.
The company is also demonstrating its U.S. devices that
have been launched earlier this year, including the ZTE Optik tablet, ZTE Score
M, and ZTE Fury and Verizon Jetpack 890L.
“The American market is on its way to becoming ZTE’s
largest handsets and mobile devices sales market and we will continue the
momentum by bringing our full series of 4G LTE devices to the market throughout
the rest of 2012. We are looking forward to working with our partners to expand
the breadth and depth of their product portfolio and delivering high-quality,
accessible devices to our customers,” said Lixin Cheng, CEO, ZTE USA and
President, North America Region, ZTE.
Furthemore, the company said that the V96 LTE tablet and the flagship ZTE Era smartphone will be on
display for the first time in the United States.
Last year, ZTE shipped 15 million smartphones worldwide,
a 400 percent increase year-over-year; overall terminal products sales were up
60.4 percent from 2010.
“ZTE will dramatically expand its smart device
capabilities and heighten its brand awareness in the United States in 2012. We
are actively working to exceed industry expectations by delivering
high-performance devices into the hands of our customers through our partner
carriers,” said He Shiyou, executive vice president, and head of the
Terminal Handset Division, ZTE.
ZTE expects to sell 24 million smartphones in 2012
In 2012, ZTE expects smartphone sales to double with significant
market growth in North America, Europe, and China.
ZTE is likely to sell more than 24 million smartphones in
2012. The primary growth will be in Europe, North America, Brazil and Japan.