FT gets matey with ZTE

7 Dec 2005

France Télécom has signed a partnership agreement with the Chinese equipment manufacturer ZTE which will see them working together on R&D projects. The two groups say that among their initial ventures are plans to develop 3G smartphone handsets based on the Linux operating system. The French telco already has a presence in China, with an R&D centre in Beijing and a strategic partnership with the country’s largest fixed line operator, China Telecom.

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