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ZTE's rail transport service to enable the modernisation

13 March 2014, Shenzhen, China ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, has signed a contract to modernise the Nigerian railway. ZTE will work with the project contractor, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) to provide advanced communications systems in-order to speed up the railway modernisation in Nigeria.

 

According to the contract, ZTE will build a double-track standard-gauge railway from Lagos in the south to Kano in the nor th of Nigeria. The total length of this railway is 1,315 kilometers. This will be the first standard railway constructed by a Chinese company in Nigeria, and will be the first modern railway in Nigeria. With over 16 years of experience in the rail transpor t field, ZTE was chosen by both the CCECC and the customer help deliver this project.

 

ZTE will provide reliable and efficient information and communications system equipment and debugging and commissioning services for this project, ensuring the smooth operation of the modern railway. Communications systems include the transmission system, telephone system, wireless communications system, scheduling and optical communication column system, power supply system, and communication instruments. Information systems include the passenger guidance system, public address system, clock system, and power supply devices.

 

The strategic project implemented by ZTE and the CCECC is a breakthrough for ZTE in the African railway market, and improve s Z TE's competitive strength in overseas rail transport markets. The delivery of this project will lay a solid foundation for future cooperation between both parties.

 

After 16 years in the rail transport field ZTE has become an industry leader in China, and has built the communications systems for over 50 railways in Beijing, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Harbin, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, and Wuhan among others. ZTE has proactively explored overseas railway markets, and has provided information and communications systems for the rail transport projects in Russia, Georgia, Vietnam, and other countries. In addition, ZTE has moved focus from rail transport communications to information based rail transport systems. ZTE is committed to the efficient and reliable operation of rail transport systems and to providing a safe and comfortable travel experience for passengers.