ZTE at MWC 2013: Join us Monday (live blog)

Join CNET for live coverage from ZTE's event, which starts at 7 a.m. PT Monday (4 p.m. Barcelona time). Our live blog will bring you news updates, photos, and running commentary.

ZTE CEO Shi Lirong during his keynote address at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, last year. Roger Cheng/CNET

BARCELONA, Spain--Get all the details of ZTE's Mobile World Congress press conference right here.

CNET's Brian Bennett, photographer Stephen Shankland, and I will be bringing you the news, photos, and commentary from the event, which begins at 7 a.m. PT on Monday.

ZTE is expected to build upon its expanded presence at last year's show and go big with the smartphone announcements. The company has in the past unveiled phones here that don't make it to the U.S., although it has made progress in its relationships with the U.S. carriers.

You can tune in to the live blog here:

ZTE's Mobile World Congress press conference

ZTE has quickly grown into a major force in the smartphone business, although the company has yet to really make a dent in the U.S. market. In the U.S., ZTE largely supplies low-cost smartphones to the prepaid carriers, although some of its phones have made it to the larger national carriers.

ZTE unveiled the Grand S at the Consumer Electronics Show, a high-end phone it believes will make its way to one of the larger U.S. carriers later this year.

Let's hope ZTE is shooting to top itself with its MWC announcement.

As usual, we'll be using ScribbleLive to bring you live text and photos, blow by blow. We'll start the live blog about an hour before ZTE officially kicks off its event.

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