ZTE to Showcase iRail Solution at Signalling & Telecommunications Asia

ZTE’s Solutions for Rail Aim to Serve US$5 billion Market in Pan-Asia Pacfic and CIS>

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, today announced it will showcase its Intelligent Rail (iRail) and other industry-leading communications solutions for rail operators during the Signalling & Telecommunications Asia conference in Bangkok from 21st to 23th May.

ZTE’s iRail integrates solutions for urban rail and subway communication, railway communication signal, passenger information, rail informatization, train number identification, railway disaster prevention, and ticketing. Incorporating the latest digital technology, information technology and intelligence technology, ZTE’s iRail helps operators of railway, urban rail, and subways enhance and upgrade their technology infrastructure, ensuring high-quality services for passengers.

At the conference, hosted by the Global Transport Forum, ZTE will share its experiences of rail transport project construction in China, Russia, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam, as well as highlight the company’s innovations in rail transport communications systems. Government officials and representatives from the rail industry in dozens of countries in Southeast Asia, South Asia and the CIS including Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, and India are attending the conference.

“Thanks to nearly 15 years’ experience in the rail transport field, ZTE provides customers with comprehensive, secure and efficient solutions,” said Mr. Xu Ming, Senior Vice President at ZTE. “We wish to become the most trustworthy partner for our customers by virtue of “soft power” – high capabilities of integration, financing, project management, and project implementation.”

At the exhibition, Mr. Xu will deliver a keynote speech named “Management and Technical Innovation in Rail Transport Communication Signal Construction”, which introduces ZTE’s ideas and views about management and technical innovation of the rail transport industry.

It is estimated that in the Pan Asia Pacific and CIS region, the combined length of rail networks is over 300,000 km, and the annual investment in railway communication systems exceed US$5 billion and will increase at an compound annual growth rates of 5% to 10%. As the first Chinese communication vendor that has successfully applied mature communication signal technology overseas, ZTE aims to achieve a 10% market share in the Pan Asia Pacific and CIS region.

Since entering the rail communications system sector in 1999, ZTE’s solutions are used in over 40 rail transport projects in more than 20 Chinese cities, including Beijing Subway and Shanghai Subway. Internationally, ZTE’s solutions are deployed in rail projects in Russia, Vietnam, Uzbekistan and Hong Kong. ZTE’s solutions for the transport industry cover railways, urban rails, subways, city transport, expressways, aviation, and ports.

ZTE’s iRail includes the GSM-R solution. In 1993, the GSM-R was selected by UIC (International Union of Railways) as the basic system for future railway mobile communications. It provides train control functions that ensure safe operation of railway systems, and is, therefore, widely applied. ZTE GSM-R solution has also introduced varieties of innovations: It is the only high-reliability solution in the industry that provides multilevel full-system redundancy; it provides innovative distributed base stations and other key techniques that have resolved the thorny problem of wireless railway coverage as well as a complete high-speed mobile communication solution that ensures network communication quality under high-speed conditions; it also supports smooth evolution to LTE-R for investment protection.