ZTE Corporation is a globally-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions. With operations in 160 countries, the company is a leader in technology innovation, delivering superior products and business solutions to clients all over the world. Founded in 1985, ZTE is listed on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges and is China's largest listed telecoms equipment company.
Offering the industry's most comprehensive product range and end-to-end solutions, ZTE delivers cutting-edge technology to telecommunications clients in wireless, access & bearer, value-added services, terminals, managed network services, and ICT solutions for enterprises and government agencies The company's expertise and flexibility in these areas enables telecommunications operators and enterprises globally to achieve business objectives and attain increased competiveness. ZTE's technology is deployed by leading international operators and Fortune-500 enterprises globally. The company is the world's fourth-largest handset maker, offering stylish and intelligent devices for consumers around the world.
ZTE believes in technology innovation as a core value of the company, investing more than 10% of annual revenue in R&D. The company has established 18 state-of-the-art R&D centers in the China, France, India and employs over 30,000 research professionals. With 107 subsidiaries devoted to innovation globally, ZTE was the world's biggest originator of technology patents in each of the past two years, according to data from the World Intellectual Property Organization.
As a member of the UN Global Compact, ZTE is committed to a vision of balanced, sustainable development in the social, environmental and economic arenas. Promoting freedom of communications around the world, the company has incorporated innovation, technological convergence and the concept of "going green" into the product life cycle. This includes R&D, production, logistics and customer service. The company also is committed to maximizing energy efficiency and minimizing the CO2 emissions.
Active in community programs, ZTE participated in relief efforts related to the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia, the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan, China, and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. ZTE also established the ZTE Special Children Care Fund, the largest charity fund in China.
Looking forward, ZTE will continue to shape the global telecommunications industry, working with our customers and partners to stay on top of shifts in technology, business models and market needs.