ZTE, a global provider of telecommunications equipment and mobile devices, on Thursday launched MF820S2 and MF91S, the world’s first multi-standard USB modem and uFi which supports LTE FDD/LTE TDD/TD-SCDMA / EDGE. ZTE’s multi-mode wireless devices represent the next chapter in LTE terminal product development, breaking down regional standard barriers and constraints at user end points.
ZTE''s aggressive innovation spans the entire range of LTE terminal products, including high end smart phones, tablets, uFis and modems. The new MF820S2 and MF91S follow an outstanding lineage of new terminal solutions such as the global introduction of China’s first LTE tablet, the V96A; ZTE’s first single-chip LTE smartphone, the Grand X LTE (T82); the MF91 uFi and the MF821 modem.
As the first Chinese LTE tablet in the global market, the V96A is testament of the company’s commitment to design and innovation combining looks and advanced functionalities as an all-in-one entertainment device. The Grand X LTE (T82) is part of the ZTE’s Grand series, the company’s high-end flagship smartphone offering. The smartphone features top of the range specifications and a unique buttonless design resembling a mini tablet PC.
“This is a transformational year for ZTE’s terminal business. We are catalyzing LTE development on the global stage through heralding new innovations in the LTE terminal market. The new MF820S2 and MF91S are clear demonstrations of ZTE’s leadership in LTE,” said ZTE EVP and Head of the Terminal Division, Mr. He Shiyou. “Through continued investment in R&D, we hope to deliver even more cutting edge products for ZTE’s end-to-end terminal suite.
Through its 18 state-of-the-art R&D centers around the world, ZTE has accumulated much experience in the field of wireless technology. In 2011, the company invested USD 1.33 billion (RMB 8,492.6 million) in R&D, a 19.7 per cent increase from USD 1.11 billion (RMB 7,092.0 million) in 2010. The company now holds seven per cent of all global LTE patents among vendors.
“ZTE continues to forge the development of the global telecommunications industry through pioneering technological breakthroughs. With the industry’s most comprehensive product range and solutions, covering virtually every telecommunications sector, ZTE is focused on winning through innovation and continued investment in R&D,” added He.