ZTE continues its quest towards world domination -

ZTE is hell bent on dominating the world with its technology.

It's announced that it has signed on the dotted line for 18 TD-LTE global contracts.

The contracts are for trial and commercial networks in 12 countries in Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the Asia Pacific region, including India.
 
LTE has been on the TD-LTE track since 2005, and has tried to incorporate this technology in wireless systems, chipsets and terminals.

It claims that it has so far it has established eight TD-LTE R&D centres in America, Europe and the Chinese cities of Shenzhen, Shanghai, Xi'an and Nanjing. It also says that each year 10 percent of its revenue goes on this technology.

And just to prove it's trying to take over the world, it also boasts that it now owns 7 percent of the world's essential LTE patents, and is one of the companies holding the largest number of independent Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in the world.
 
But that's not all ZTE has to say for itself. Its Barcelona arm has also announced a deal with  Hutchison 3G Austria to build a LTE/DC-HSPA+ commercial network in Austria.

Under the contract, ZTE will build a nationwide wireless access network, core network and bearer network for Hutchison 3G Austria to swap the operator's existing network infrastructure.

The project, which should be finished by the end of this year, is said to cover 94 percent of the country's population with HSPA+ services and provide LTE services in major cities.

Currently the network has been delivered on schedule. To date, about 40 percent of the planned sites have been swapped successfully which ZTE boasts is far ahead of schedule.