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Knowledge Identifier: &ZTE



Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment and systems company headquartered in Shenzhen, China add

Category: Business

Founded in 1985.

Countries: United States (24%), (15%), China (13%)

Main connections: Huawei, Mobile World Congress, Microsoft

Linked to: Telstra, Cricket Wireless, Huawei, MetroPCS




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ZTE was founded in 1985 by a group of state-owned enterprises associated with China's Ministry of Aerospace add something


ZTE, like many large Chinese companies, has its roots in the Chinese State having been created in 1985 by a group of state-owned enterprises associated with China's Ministry of Aerospace add something


Ties to the state notwithstanding, the corporation is publicly traded having made an initial public offering on the Shenzhen stock exchange in 1997 and another on the Hong Kong stock exchange in December, 2004 add something


More customers in developed nations soon followed Telus' lead, and in 2007 ZTE had sold to UK's Vodafone, Spain's Telefonica and the Australian Telstra, as well as garnering the greatest number of CDMA contracts globally add something


By 2008 ZTE would be able to claim its customer base was truly global, as it had made sales in 140 countries add something


ZTE presented in the 2010 Mobile World Congress a tablet computer that runs Google Android, the ZTE V9 add something


In December 2010, ZTE sold to Telecommunication Company of Iran, which is controlled by the government, a system for eavesdropping on phone and Internet communications add something


In 2011, ZTE announced 2 tablets at Mobile World Congress, the ZTE V11 that runs Android 3,0, and the Z-pad add something


The MF60 and MF80 4G mifi mobile hotspots were announced in August 2011 add something


As of 2012, ZTE is the 4th largest mobile phone vendor add something


In 2012 politicians in the United States of America raised other security concerns in respect of ZTE and of another Chinese wireless equipment manufacturer, Huawei add something


The Company was ranked World No. 1 in Patent Applications by World Intellectual Property Organization in 2012 for a second consecutive year add something


With the evolution of mobile industry, ZTE has grown significantly in its handset business and ranked No. 4 for both mobile phone and smartphone domains as of Q2 2013 add something


ZTE Open - The "' & ZTE Open"' is an entry-level smartphone released by ZTE in July 2013


Rockstar Consortium - In October 2013, it was announced that Rockstar had started legal action against Google, Huawei and Samsung, and other makers of Android phones including Asustek, HTC, LG Electronics, Pantech, and ZTE


At Mobile World Congress 2014 in Spain, Microsoft announced that ZTE is the latest hardware partner of Windows Phone platform add something


Windows Phone - At the 2014 Mobile World Congress, Microsoft announced that upcoming Windows Phone 8,1 devices will be manufactured by Gionee, HTC, Huawei, JSR, Karbonn, LG, Lenovo, Longcheer, Micromax, Nokia, Samsung, Xolo, and ZTE


E-Plus - At the end of February 2014, E-Plus and & ZTE announced that ZTE took over Managed Services of E-Plus


ICE (FPGA) - In 2015, it was announced that ZTE would use "LM" devices to provide sensor hub and infrared remote control functionality in its Star 2 smartphone


ZTE Deutschland GmbH partners with German soccer club Borussia Mönchengladbach for the seasons of 2016/17 and 2017/18 add something


In May 2016, ZTE became the co-sponsor of German club Borussia Mönchengladbach add something


In November 2017, ZTE announced the Axon M add something


Baidu - Baidu's "'Apollo Project"' is one of the world's leading autonomous driving and AI programs, with one of the largest partner ecosystems and over 100 global partners as of 2018, including &BYD (BYD_Auto), Dongfeng, Microsoft, Intel, Nvidia, Daimler AG, ZTE, Grab, Ford, Hyundai and Honda


Huawei - On February 14, 2018, in testimony to the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, the heads of six major US intelligence agencies said they would not recommend the use of products and services from Chinese tech giants Huawei and ZTE by Americans


In April 2018, after failing to properly reprimand the employees involved, the U.S. Department of Commerce banned U.S. companies from exporting to ZTE for seven years add something


On 16 April 2018, the Department of Commerce banned U.S. companies from providing exports to ZTE for seven years add something


In response to the ban, ZTE shut down its main business operations on 9 May 2018 add something


On 9 May 2018, ZTE announced that, although it was "actively communicating with the relevant U.S. government departments" to reverse the export ban, the company's "major operating activities" have been suspended add something


On 13 May 2018, U.S. president Donald Trump stated that he would be working with Chinese president Xi Jinping to reverse the ban add something


On 11 July 2018, ZTE agreed to a settlement with the Department of Commerce in order to lift the import ban add something


Huawei - In August 2018 U.S. president Donald Trump signed a defence funding bill that blocked U.S. federal government entities from purchasing Huawei or ZTE equipment


On August 14, 2018, it was announced that Trump had signed a bill banning the United States government from buying technology from ZTE and Huawei add something


Later that month, the U.S. Senate passed a version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 that blocked the settlement, and banned the federal government from purchasing equipment from Huawei and ZTE add something


In January 2019 it became public that ZTE has retained the services of former senator Joe Lieberman as a lobbyist add something


Joe Lieberman - In January 2019 Lieberman officially registered as a lobbyist working for ZTE but has stated that his work for the corporation will be limited to assess national security concerns and will not include actual lobbying