SHENZHEN, China, February 19 /PRNewswire/ --

ZTE Corporation (ZTE), the leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions today announced that it has established a cooperation with T-Mobile, one of Europe's largest mobile operators. This cooperation covers handsets and data card devices for mobile applications. T-Mobile and ZTE have declared a new strategic partnership spanning all the European markets of T-Mobile.

The signing of a General Framework Agreement (GFA) on handsets and data cards emphasizes the intention to strengthen the cooperation between T-Mobile and the Chinese telecoms equipment provider. The GFA represents a contract framework that spans the whole handling of a project and the possible adjustments of ZTE's mobile products for T-Mobile. Both partners agreed on the implementation of joint projects in the future. The GFA was signed on 18 November 2008 in Macao.

ZTE possesses a very good and long lasting relationship with Germany's No.1 network operator Deutsche Telekom and it's affiliate T-Mobile. The relationship has been stepped up considerably in the last few months, this is why ZTE has opened a new office in Bonn. ZTE now has a dedicated business unit in Bonn, aiming to support Deutsche Telekom in setting up modern infrastructures for fixed and mobile networks.

About T-Mobile International:

T-Mobile International is a global leader in mobile communications offering wireless voice, messaging and data services capable of reaching 128 million people, as at 31st December 2008, where they live, work and play. T-Mobile International operates in 12 countries world-wide.

The company provides its customers with the latest technologies and innovative multimedia services, and is a global pioneer of the mobile Internet. T-Mobile is a founding member of FreeMove, one of the world's leading business alliances delivering simple, cost-effective roaming services to over 230 million customers around the world.

T-Mobile International is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG, one of the fore-most integrated telecommunications companies worldwide. With its three product brands, T-Home, T-Mobile and T-Systems, the company offers its customers around the world modern telecommunications products and services from fixed-network telephony, broad-band Internet, mobile communications and ICT solutions. For more information about T-Mobile International, please visit .

Margrete Ma ZTE Corporation +86-755-2677-5207 Romy T. Arambulo / Ada Ho Edelman PR +852-2837-4727 / +852-2837-4747 /

Margrete Ma, ZTE Corporation, +86-755-2677-5207,; Romy T. Arambulo / Ada Ho of Edelman PR, +852-2837-4727 / +852-2837-4747, /