ZTE Corporation is a global leader in telecommunications and information technology. Founded in 1985 and listed on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges, the company has been committed to providing integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value to consumers, carriers, businesses and public sectors customers from over 160 countries around the world to enable increased connectivity and productivity. In 2017, ZTE operating revenue reached $22 Billion CAD with 70,000+ employees.
ZTE believes in technology innovation as a core value of the company, investing 12% of annual revenue in R&D. The company has established state-of-the-art R&D centers in USA, Canada, Sweden, China and so forth, and employs over 30,000 research professionals in the development of next-generation technologies including 5G, Pre-5G, Wireless, the Internet of Things, NFV, SDN and wireline product. ZTE has filed applications for more than 68,000 patents, with over 28,000 granted. Since 2010, ZTE has been ranked among the world’s Top-3 for patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) each year, according to the World Intellectual Property Organization.