Transsion Holdings: 27+ things you didn’t know

  • Transsion Holdings was founded by George Zhu Zhaojiang, a Chinese businessman, and his business partner in July 2006.

George Zhu Zhaojiang (Credit: ABLA)

  • Before launching the company, Zhaojiang had travelled to more than 90 countries, which informed his decision to build an international mobile communications company with a focus on emerging markets.
  • The company originally traded as Tecno Telecom Limited, with its base in Hong Kong and an R&D centre in Shanghai, China.
  • By 2007, Transsion Holdings had launched its second mobile phone brand, iTel.

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