ZTE expects China 3G tech adopted abroad by 2009

MACAU Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:27am EST

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MACAU Nov 18 (Reuters) - ZTE Corp (0763.HK) 000063.SZ, China's No. 2 telecoms equipment vendor, expects the country's high-speed third-generation technology to be adopted outside of China as soon as 2009, despite "flaws" that will need to be ironed out.

The homegrown telecoms standard known as TD-SCDMA needed to be perfected over several years, Isaac Liang, International Marketing Director for TD-SCDMA Products, told Reuters on Tuesday.

ZTE, which has struggled to maintain a fast pace of growth in its home market amid projections for a sharp slowdown in the world's fastest growing major economy, added that it had seen no impact from the global financial crisis or economic downturn, he added. ($1=6.823 Yuan) (Reporting by Joseph Chaney; editing by Ken Wills)

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