ZTE Targets Aggressive Push into U.S. Market with LTE Gear
ZTE has announced its intent to pursue business contracts for its Long Term Evolution networking gear across North America. ZTE already has a Software Defined Radio (SDR) platform-based UMTS solution ready for network operators to use, as well as dual-mode BBU (Base Band Unit) that will support networks transitioning from CDMA to LTE. It hopes to gain traction with companies such as Verizon Wireless and Alltel Wireless, which have planned to switch from CDMA to LTE in the coming years.
Hands On with the ZTE Axon Phone
ZTE debuted the Axon phone today, a flagship smartphone specifically for the U.S. market.
AT&T's GoPhone Now Selling the ZTE Maven
AT&T's prepaid unit today added the ZTE Maven to its roster of inexpensive handsets. The Maven is a rebadged Overture 2, which is sold by AT&T's Cricket Wireless business.
HTC One A9: First Phone To Work on Verizon Without CDMA
HTC will sell an unlocked version of its new One A9 that can be used on Verizon's LTE network, even though the phone lacks the legacy CDMA technology found in all other Verizon phones to date. That makes the One A9 the first phone announced for use with Verizon in LTE-only mode.
ZTE Runs Afoul of Commerce Dept., Facing Export Ban
ZTE has allegedly violated export rules to Iran and the U.S. Department of Commerce is prepared to restrict what American-made components ZTE is allowed to acquire.