Top 10 Telecommunication Equipment Companies in the World 2015

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9. ZTE

ZTE or Zhongxing Telecommunication Equipment Company was founded in 1985 by Mr. Hou Weigui.

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It is headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. ZTE is based in China but a good number of its customer comes from outside China mainly the developing nations. It has considerable amount of presence in developed nation as well. The company operates through three major segments; Carrier networks, Terminals and Telecommunication. The carrier networks segment deals with the production of communication systems such as wireless communications, wire line switch, and optical and data communications. The terminal segment of the company deals with the production and distribution of mobile phone handsets and data card products. The telecommunication division deals with the software systems such as operation support systems. ZTE is one of the top ten smartphone manufacturers across the world. Many of the Chinese companies are also its customers like China Netcom, China Mobile, China Telecom etc. The company operates with a huge employee base of approximately 75,609 people.

Sales: $13 B

Profits: $428 M