“ZTE has already undertaken groundbreaking projects in Romania: in 2003 we won a contract to provide the country with the first national softswitch-based commercial network in the world,” said Bucharest-based Mr. Li Chuanzhong, General Manager of ZTE’s Romania office. “Romania has a dynamic and growing telecommunications market and we look forward to continuing to provide world-class solutions here.”
ZTE will be outlining its commitment to Romania, and the whole of Eastern Europe, during a keynote speech at the CERF ‘Communication Day’, to be given by Mr Shi Lirong, Senior Vice President at ZTE.
ZTE has been active in Romania since 2001, when it established a sales office in Bucharest. The Corporation now employs a team of telecommunications professionals who are experienced in a range of areas, from network access solutions to NGNs and 3G mobile networks.
“Our strategy in Europe is totally focussed on localisation: we will work more closely with local partners, recruit more local employees and set up regional centres for maintenance and R&D,” said Li Chuanzhong.
ZTE’s roadshow will visit a further eight countries over the next three months, including Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, France, Spain and Portugal.
ZTE has established 15 offices in Europe and has made significant steps into the European market already in 2005: ZTE has announced that it is to become a global supplier of ADSL equipment to France Telecom and has signed an agreement with Alcatel that will see ZTE’s CDMA radio access portfolio integrated into Alcatel’s CDMA end-to-end solutions; in January, ZTE signed a research and development Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Portugal Telecom and won a contract to supply Skylink, Russia’s largest CDMA operator, with an advanced CDMA network for Murmansk.
About ZTE: ZTE Corporation is China’s largest listed telecommunications equipment manufacturer and wireless solutions provider specialising in offering customised network solutions for telecom carriers worldwide. The company develops and manufactures telecommunications equipment for fixed, mobile, data and optical networks, intelligent networks and next generation networks as well as mobile phones. For more information please visit www.zte.com.cn.
About CERF: CERF is Romania’s largest information technology and communications fair and is to be held at the Romexpo Bucharest Exhibition and Conference Center between April 20-24 2005. For more information visit www.cerf.ro/en/.