ZTE signs deal with Carlton FC The Carlton Football Club is proud to announce ZTE as its new ball sponsor, with the telecommunications equipment and systems provider signing on as a platinum partner for the next two seasons. After joining Carlton in 2015 and sponsoring the Club’s popular online show Discussions With Dylan, ZTE has increased its commitment. ZTE has been a global leader in providing telecommunications solutions and smartphones for 30 years. After successfully sponsoring five major NBA teams, ZTE established a Melbourne office in 2004 and continues to expand in the Australian marketplace. Carlton CEO Steven Trigg says he’s delighted to have ZTE on board. “We’ve had a wonderful relationship with ZTE over the past year, and no doubt this partnership will strengthen our relationship even further,” Trigg said.