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The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. The team plays in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association . The team was established in 1967, and played in San Diego, California for four years, before being moved to Houston. read more
The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. The team plays in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association . The team was established in 1967, and played in San Diego, California for four years, before being moved to Houston. read more
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ZTE partners with Houston Rockets By Business Wire Article Rating: October 5, 2013 11:06 PM EDT Reads: 791 The Houston Rockets and ZTE USA, the fastest-growing smartphone provider in the United States, jointly announced their first partnership, making ZTE the official smartphone of the Houston Rockets for the 2013-14 NBA season. The partnership is the first of its kind for ZTE globally and the first big consumer marketing push in the U.S. since the company entered the States 15 years ago. Lixin Cheng, Chairman and CEO of ZTE USA, the fastest-growing smartphone provider in the U.S., presents the new ZTE Grand S to Houston Rockets star forward Chandler Parsons and team CEO Tad Brown during a celebration in which the company was named the official smartphone of the Houston Rockets. (Photo: Business Wire) As part of the partnership, ZTE will have an opportunity to engage directly with the fans of the Rockets around the world through a variety of avenues, including key Rockets events, television and digital exposure, and customized in-game activation Both the Rockets and ZTE brands are debuting new, more powerful lineups this year. ZTE is launching two new smartphones – the ZTE Grand S and the ZTE nubia 5 – while the Rockets have a highly anticipated new roster featuring James Harden, Dwight Howard, Jeremy Lin and Chandler Parsons. Moreover, both brands are expanding globally, with ZTE providing its technology to more than 500 carriers and operators in more than 160 countries, and the Rockets reaching more than 325 million people worldwide, through more than 30 different networks throughout the world. “The Houston Rockets are a perfect match for ZTE’s first corporate sponsorship in the U.S. ZTE and the Rockets are both global brands bringing powerful lineups to excite both sports and tech enthusiasts across the country,” said Lixin Cheng, Chairman and CEO, ZTE USA. “Houston, and the U.S. at large, is a key market for ZTE going forward, building on our already 15-year track record of bringing robust yet affordable technology to U.S. carriers and consumers alike.” ZTE and the Rockets announced this partnership in a special press event just before the first preseason game on Saturday, October 5. Houston is an important market for the Richardson, Texas-based ZTE USA. It is one of the top wireless markets in the country and many of ZTE’s carrier partners, including AT&T, Aio Wireless, T-Mobile, MetroPCS, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, US Cellular, Cricket Wireless and Tracfone have large presences there. “We welcome ZTE to the Houston Rockets family,” said Rockets CEO Tad Brown. “Together we aspire to create a partnership that will go above and beyond a simple sponsorship, into a joint effort that will attract fans locally and globally.” Under the terms of the agreement, ZTE will receive corporate sponsor status, including use of Rockets marketing rights, TV-visible branded signage, hospitality and presenting sponsorship of tonight’s preseason opener, where the partnership and ZTE’s new devices were revealed. Looking forward, ZTE will treat fans to giveaways and promotions throughout branded kiosks at Toyota Center home games and through in-game activations. ZTE will also be the presenting sponsor of the Rockets upcoming Blacktop Battle and will participate in the Season of Giving community program. CIO, CTO & Developer Resources About ZTE USA ZTE USA (http://www.zteusa.com/), a subsidiary of ZTE Corporation, is a leading global provider of mobile handsets, telecommunications equipment and network solutions. Operating since 1998, ZTE USA is dedicated to making cost-efficient, quality communications technology accessible to all. The company provides a magnitude of devices to every major US-based carrier generating over $16 billion dollars’ worth of business for U.S.-based companies and devotes more than 10 percent of its revenue to R&D. ZTE USA is headquartered in Richardson, TX and operates 11 Sales Offices, 5 R&D centers and 1 Distribution Center ZTE is ranked as the country’s fourth-largest supplier of mobile devices overall, and third-largest supplier of prepaid devices, by independent analysts. For more information, please connect with us on our social networks – http://www.twitter.com/ZTE_USA and http://www.facebook.com/ZTEUSA. About the Rockets Established before the 1967-68 NBA season, the Rockets began calling Houston home prior to the 1971-72 season. The 2013-14 campaign marks the 47th season of Rockets basketball. Under the ownership of Leslie Alexander, the Rockets brought Houston its first two major professional sports titles by winning back-to-back NBA Finals in 1993-94 and 1994-95. Off the court, the Rockets franchise has set the standard for community involvement. For more information, please visit www.rockets.com. ~ A NEW AGE ~ Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20131005005015/en/ Published October 5, 2013 – Reads 791 Copyright © 2013 SYS-CON Media, Inc. — All Rights Reserved. Syndicated stories and blog feeds, all rights reserved by the author. Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. 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Cricket Wireless partners with Houston Rockets HOUSTON - The Houston Rockets and Toyota Center announced today a multi-layered partnership with Cricket Communications, Inc. As part of this partnership, game and concert attendees will be able to visit Cricket’s new Muve Music Lounge – open year-round inside Toyota Center – to try out phones, win great prizes and maybe even meet a few celebrities.   “This partnership allows us to extend a unique opportunity for our fans and concert goers to experience this game-changing technology of Muve Music,” said Rockets and Clutch City Sports & Entertainment CEO Tad Brown. “Music lovers will be excited about the new entertainment platform brought to them by Cricket for all events held at Toyota Center this year.”   Muve Music is the first music experience designed specifically for the mobile phone; there are no download fees or monthly music subscription charges – it’s all included in the Cricket wireless service. Cricket is the only U.S. wireless carrier to offer consumers unlimited song downloads, unlimited ringtones and unlimited ringback tones as part of a wireless rate plan. Muve Music has grown to more than 270,000 customers and is one of the fastest growing digital music services in the U.S.   “We are extremely excited to be an official sponsor of the Houston Rockets,” said Rick Baughman, Cricket Regional General Manager-East Texas. “This partnership not only confirms our commitment to this great city, but also shows support to our fellow Houstonians and their affinity for music and sports.”   For more information about Muve Music, visit www.muvemusic.com, and for Cricket’s dynamic device lineup, visit www.mycricket.com. To follow Cricket’s latest news and updates online, go to Facebook at www.facebook.com/cricketwireless and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/cricketnation.   About Cricket Communications 11/2014

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