ZTE Corporation, maker of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, including mobile devices, has promised renewed commitment in wireless and broadband systems, as well as its ancillary transmission networks in Nigeria
The company has over 10 years presence in Nigeria, and does business with the Federal Government and major private telecommunications operators (PTOs).
Managing Director, ZTE Nigeria Limited, Brielle Gao, gave the commitment at the End of Year Media Dinner, organised by ZTE in Lagos recently. According to her, ZTE would continue to drive product innovation and solution-based operations with a strong focus on mainstream products, while seeking to improve research and development (R&D) efficiency.
"To us Nigeria is a key market for telecommunications growth in Africa and the world. Here you have very dynamic and versatile market, driven by high population of tech -trendy and unassuming end-users. With our competitive, robust, innovative solutions and technologies, ZTE is best poised for strong presence in this market," Gao said.
Speaking on the company's partnership with telecoms operators, Gao said: "Through the year 2013 we strengthened our relationship with the local operators. We are currently involved in facility upgrade with some major operators in Nigeria. We hope that this year we will be continue to offer more efficient, up-to-date infrastructure that will not only boost mobile phone services but particularly catalyse access to broadband services."
On the National Public Security Project Communication System (NPSCS) Project it executed for the federal government, the Managing Director said the company was proud to have delivered a secured, modern e-security platform and solutions to the Nigerian government and the Nigerian people.
The NPSCS project remains a security issue and should be treated as such but suffice to say that the project is indeed an audacious step towards providing modern infrastructure for public security and e-policing in Nigeria, she said.
Giving highlights of some of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects carried out last year in Nigeria, Gao said the company initiated the ZTE ICT Lab Project for primary and secondary schools.
"With this project, ZTE plans to make donations of ICT laboratories to select primary and secondary schools. We are kicking off this project with the donation of an ICT Lab to the Police Children School located at Mopol 20 Barracks, Ikeja, Lagos. The lab, which is ready for commissioning, is equipped with 20 modern Desktop Computers with UPS accessories and a Laserjet Office Printer. The Desktops will be linked with Internet facilities. The lab is also complemented with a 5 KVA Generator."
We are planning the commissioning and handover of the Police Children School Lab in the third week of January, 2014, she said.
According to her: "In the New Year we will consolidate on our superior performance in the areas of telecoms infrastructure, security equipment while expanding some other solutions in various business sectors in Nigeria. Most importantly, during the year we plan to introduce ZTE smartphones which has enjoyed global acclaim into the Nigerian market."
ZTE's operations in Nigeria span through building telecoms infrastructure for private operators, specialise telecoms facilities and operations for government and institution to providing telecoms solutions in specified areas.