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ZTE and Imagination Technologies Announce Availability of VoLTE on Commercial Handsets
GlobeNewswire
2013-02-26


BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MOBILE WORLD
CONGRESS -- Imagination Technologies (LSE:IMG), 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 www.zte.com.cn and connect with us on our
social networks -- @ZTE_USA and ZTE USA on Facebook.

Editor's Notes

For more information about Imagination at Mobile World Congress, visit
http://www.virtualpressoffice.com/eventExhibitor.do?page=ep&showId=2332
&companyId=1524

About 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.

About 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:
www.imgtec.com


CONTACT: Imagination Technologies' Press Contact: 

         UK: David Harold
         david.harold@imgtec.com
         +44 (0)1923 260 511
         
         USA: Jen Bernier
         jen.bernier@imgtec.com
         +1 408-530-5178





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