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26 February 2013

ZTE and Imagination Technologies announce availability of VoLTE on commercial handsets

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MWC, 26th
February 2013 –
Imagination Technologies (IMG.L), a leading multimedia, processor, communications and cloud
technologies company, and ZTE
Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code:
000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network
solutions and manufacturer of handsets/smartphones, today announce the
HelloSoft VoLTE solution is now available on commercial ZTE VoLTE-enabled
handsets, powered by the MetroPCS 4G LTE network.

ZTE handsets with the embedded HelloSoft
VoLTE client are available at MetroPCS stores in the Dallas (USA) region.

Imagination’s HelloSoft VoLTE is fully
standards-compliant with 3GPP Voice over LTE and GSMA IR.92 specifications. It
incorporates award winning multiplatform HelloSoft VoIP, IMS, VCC, and VoLTE
technology featuring AEC (Acoustic Echo Cancellation) and NC (Noise
Cancellation) to produce superior voice quality on 4G mobile devices.
Imagination’s HelloSoft VoLTE is deeply integrated into the handset and with
the handset native dialer to provide a low-latency, superior voice and video
user experience. HelloSoft VCC (Voice Call Continuity) technology enables
seamless handoff of VoIP and circuit switched calls across 4G/3G/2G networks
and also between multiple IP networks such as LTE and WiFi.

Says Tony King-Smith, VP marketing,
Imagination: “Great teamwork with ZTE has produced a superior quality embedded
VoLTE solution. Unlike over-the-top clients, it is essential to work closely
with the operators, handset manufacturers and other ecosystem partners, including
the chipset providers and infrastructure vendors, to deliver an optimized, low
latency integrated VoLTE client.”

Says Lixin Cheng,
CEO, ZTE USA, and president, North America Region, ZTE: “ZTE has made LTE
handsets a priority in the U.S. market for 2013. Our partnership with
Imagination and MetroPCS will enable our LTE handsets to feature the many benefits
of VoLTE, offering consumers a significantly enhanced user experience.””

ZTE is one of the world’s leading vendors
of LTE technologies, systems and handsets. The company provides LTE operators
with an IMS-based architecture that enables the deployment of voice and
multimedia services.

About ZTE

ZTE is a publicly listed
global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions with the
most comprehensive product range covering virtually every sector of the
wireline, wireless, service and terminals markets. The company delivers innovative,
custom-made products and services to more than 500 operators in more than 140
countries, helping them to meet the changing needs of their customers while
achieving continued revenue growth. ZTE’s 2010 revenue led the industry with a
21 percent increase to USD10.609 billion. ZTE commits 10 percent of its revenue
to research and development and takes a leading role in a wide range of
international bodies developing emerging telecoms standards. A company with
sound corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, ZTE is a member of the
UN Global Compact. ZTE is China’s only listed telecom manufacturer, publicly
traded on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges (H share stock code:
0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ). For more information, please visit and connect with us on our social networks –@ZTE_USA andZTE USAon Facebook.

Editor’s Notes

For more information about Imagination
at Mobile World Congress, visit

HelloSoft V.VoIP & VoLTE

Imagination’s HelloSoft range of licensable
IP includes comprehensive software SDKs delivering everything needed to
implement high quality, power-efficient Voice over IP and LTE (VoIP, VoLTE),
Voice plus Video over IP (V.VoIP) and rich communications suite (RCS 5.0)
for multi-mode wireless and wireline devices.
HelloSoft IP products and technologies are ‘carrier-grade’
cross-platform solutions, already deployed in millions of devices. Built on
years of engineering experience to ensure that they are ready for the most
extensive 3G, 4G and enterprise network deployments, all SDKs and platforms are
available for Android, iPhone, Windows and Linux environments.

Imagination Technologies
Imagination Technologies – a global leader in multimedia,
processor and communication technologies – creates and licenses market-leading
processor solutions including graphics, video, vision, CPU & embedded
processing, multi-standard communications, cross-platform V.VoIP & VoLTE
and cloud connectivity. These silicon and software intellectual property (IP)
solutions for systems-on-chip (SoC) are complemented by an extensive portfolio
of software, tools and ecosystems. Target markets include mobile phone,
connected home consumer, mobile and tablet computing, in-car electronics,
networking, telecoms, health, smart energy and connected sensors. Imagination’s
licensees include many of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers,
network operators and OEM/ODMs. Corporate headquarters are located in the
United Kingdom, with sales and R&D offices worldwide. See:

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