Videoconferencing is big business throughout the world. Saving businesses and individual’s time and money compared to the cost of flights and a hotel. ZTE, a Chinese company that produces a wide range of products including mobile phones and other electronics, has launched a videoconferencing system.

ZTE is combining with Touchline Video to launch its videoconferencing solution in the UK. ZTE claims to have sold over 100,000 videoconferencing systems and deals in 27 different countries.  The company is the main player in China, providing services to the Chinese space agency, conferences and railways.

Why use ZTE videoconferencing?

ZTE started its research on videoconferencing in 1994, and started to sell videoconferencing systems around 1998. ZTE is China's largest videoconferencing provider and so is experienced at producing systems that work well. It has a variety of products available, although not all are available in every country.


The videoconferencing systems that ZTE offers are very similar to its competitors with terminals designed to be used in conjunction with monitors, to telepresence systems where a camera is integrated with a 65inch plasma screen.

  • The ZTE videoconferencing system supports up to 1080p resolution
  • Offers lip synchronisation, echo cancellation and audio mixing
  • Support dual networks for stability
  • Capable of being wall mounted and being displayed on TV sets
  • Automatic voice switching for video feeds

Alternatives to ZTE videoconferencing?

There are many alternatives to ZTE videoconferencing. The market it well developed and in the current recession led times, many companies have invested in them. A commonly used videoconferencing system is Skype which can be run on any laptop, computer and now many mobile devices. Skype offers videoconferencing as well as text and audio.

A more direct competitor to ZTE’s videoconferencing system would be a system from companies such as Polycom. They offer a range of products from so called “RealPresence” with HD cameras to basic voice and video integration.

How to choose your videoconferencing system?

When you choose your videoconferencing system, before you even look at the potential products you should do the following. Write down every function and task you need the solution to do, and then buy purely based on that specification. Most of the videoconferencing companies would love to up sell you their more expensive products; so stick to only what you need.


ZTE is a strong competitor in the videoconferencing space. Its growth in mobile technology such as smartphones could lead it to be able to integrate the two at some point in the future. As consumer technology grows, it isn’t unimaginable that what was once business videoconferencing technology becomes commonplace in consumer households.

Do you use ZTE videoconferencing systems? Do you use a competitor’s videoconferencing solution? Feel free to write a comment below if you do.