ZTE in pact with telecom operator SoftBank to launch 4G Wi-Fi router

Telecom Lead Asia: ZTE, in cooperation with Japanese
operator SoftBank, will release a next-generation high-speed 4G Wi-Fi
router.


The Chinese telecom equipment maker will launch the
SoftBank 102Z router in August.


The router, which has a sleek design, has a download
speed of up to 76Mbps on SoftBank’s 4G AXGP high-speed network.


It can can support ten connecting terminal devices
simultaneously, making it ideal for home networking. The router also has a
lithium ion battery with a capacity of 2800mAh and seven hours of battery life.


SoftBank is very selective when choosing collaborators.
ZTE’s partnership with SoftBank on this router is indicative of our dedication
to quality products and the worldwide development of 4G,” said ZTE Japan
Terminal Division Manager Wang Qi.


ZTE has launched several tailor-made 4G terminal products
in association with SoftBank over the past two years, including the high-speed
USB SoftBank 004Z data card in February 2011 and the SoftBank 006Z wireless
router in June 2011.


ZTE possesses 7 percent of global patents in the area of
4G.


2012 is the year when ZTE will achieve strategic 4G
terminal roll-out in several global markets. We also launch will launch several
4G terminal products such as smart phones, network cards and tablets in
multiple markets,” said He Shiyou, executive vice president,
and head of the Terminal Handset Division, ZTE.


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