In Honor of Its Social and Economic Contributions, ZTE USA Honored with Richardson EDGE 2013 International Business Award

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ZTE USA, the fastest-growing smartphone provider in the United States, has been recognized for its substantial contributions to Richardson’s social and economic development with the EDGE 2013 International Business Award. Recognized together by the Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP), the Richardson Chamber of Commerce and the Richardson Rotary Club, ZTE USA has also helped cement the region’s reputation as the home of the Telecom Corridor®.

“ZTE is proud to be headquartered in Richardson and honored to be recognized by the Richardson community for our 15-year track record of creating jobs, delivering innovation and serving the communities in which we live and work in the U.S.,” said Lixin Cheng, Chairman and CEO, ZTE USA. “We look forward to strengthening our relationship with local partners and co-developing Richardson’s thriving economy.”

Since establishing its headquarters in Richardson, ZTE has invested more than $350 million in U.S. growth, opened 11 offices and created 5 R&D centers, in order to successfully provide high-end technologies to consumers nationally and globally. Simultaneously, ZTE has invested in the local community by offering job opportunities to residents and by engaging with organizations such as its partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Collin County.

“ZTE's success in the U.S. is an example of the fruitful tech ecosystem in Richardson's Telecom Corridor to other companies around the world,” said Bill Sproull, president & CEO of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce. “We congratulate them on this award and on their continuing growth in the U.S. We look forward to a long and happy partnership with our friends at ZTE.”

ZTE is one of seven companies to be recognized with the Richardson EDGE distinction. The 2013 International Business Award comes on the heels of ZTE’s latest partnership with the Houston Rockets, demonstrating ZTE’s continued commitment to building community relations throughout the state of Texas.

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ZTE USA (, a subsidiary of ZTE Corporation, is a leading global provider of mobile handsets, telecommunications equipment and network solutions. Operating since 1998, ZTE USA is dedicated to making cost-efficient, quality communications technology accessible to all. The company provides a magnitude of devices to every major US-based carrier generating over $16 billion dollars’ worth of business for U.S.-based companies and devotes more than 10 percent of its revenue to R&D. ZTE USA is headquartered in Richardson, TX and operates 11 Sales Offices, 5 R&D centers and 1 Distribution Center ZTE is ranked as the country’s fourth-largest supplier of mobile devices overall, and third-largest supplier of prepaid devices, by independent analysts.

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