ZTE Corp. (ZTCOY.PK) is set to ramp up competition in the crowded U.S. smartphone market with...

|By:, SA News Editor

ZTE Corp. (ZTCOY.PK) is set to ramp up competition in the crowded U.S. smartphone market with higher-end gadgets and closer ties with carriers, as it aims to become one of the world's top three smartphone brands. ZTE handset chief He Shiyou says success in the U.S. and China markets are key to its ambitions. "If you don't get these two markets right then you can be eliminated as a player," says Mr. He.