As a world-leading provider of integrated ICT solutions, ZTE provides innovative technologies and product solutions for global telecommunications operators, government and enterprise customers, and consumers. Founded in 1985, the company has been listed in both the Hong Kong market and the Shenzhen market. Its business covers 160 countries and regions, serving more than 1/4 of the global population. It is committed to achieving the vision of "making communication and trust everywhere."
ZTE has complete end-to-end product lines and integrated solutions in the communications industry. Through a full range of wireless, wired, service, terminal products, and professional communications services, ZTE can flexibly meet the differentiated and rapid innovation requirements of different operators and government and enterprise customers worldwide. At present, ZTE has fully served mainstream global operators and government and enterprise customers. ZTE insists on Build Stronger Core Competence, and continuously enhances R&D investment and core competitiveness. By June 2021, ZTE had filed over 80 000 patents worldwide and accumulated over the years 40 000 patents worldwide. By June 2021, ZTE had filed over 4 400 chip patents and granted over 1 950 licenses. According to the report released in February 2021 by IPLytics, an internationally renowned patent data company, ZTE disclosed to ETSI that 5G standard and essential patent declaration family ranks third in the world. Up to now, the patent technology value of ZTE has exceeded 45 billion yuan CNY.
With a vision of balanced, sustainable development in the social, environmental and economic arenas, the company promotes freedom of communication around the world. It has incorporated innovation, technological convergence and the concept of "going green" into its product life cycle, covering specifically R&D, production, logistics and customer service. The company is also committed to maximizing energy efficiency and minimizing carbon emissions.
As a member of the United Nations Global Compact and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative, ZTE has published the Sustainability Report/Corporate Social Responsibility Report for 12 consecutive years starting 2009. According to Research Report on Corporate Social Responsibility of China 2018 issued by Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, ZTE ranks among the top 100 in terms of Social Development Index. Moreover, the company has been included among the FTSE4Good Index Series for the second consecutive year since 2018.
Looking forward, the company is committed to building its core competitiveness in independent innovation in the 5G era, expecting to accelerate the global commercial deployment of 5G and leveraging its leading end-to-end 5G products and solutions.