ZTE has been chosen by OTE to supply broadband Internet access systems services during the Olympic Games in Athens

July 1, 2004

2 Min Read

SHENZHEN, China -- ZTE Corporation of China, a global supplier of advanced telecommunications infrastructure, has become the first Chinese company to supply telecoms equipment to the Olympic Games.

ZTE was chosen by OTE (the Greek telecommunications organisation) to supply vital broadband Internet access systems services during this year’s Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. To fulfill this need ZTE has built, tested and commissioned a high speed ADSL network for the Games.

“The Olympics is all about being the best in the world at what you do – the fastest, the strongest, the most skilled in your sport,” said ZTE’s European General Manager Mr. Chen Jiang.

“We like to feel that we are also world beaters in what we do and it has been a great achievement, both for ZTE and Chinese technology, that we have delivered this advanced network to OTE on schedule to meet the needs of the Games.”

Under the contract, ZTE will help OTE deploy an ADSL system serving 16 points in Athens. Using the network, all Olympic facilities, including the main venues, international broadcasting centres, news centres and the press village will be able to access broadband Internet services throughout the event.

“On behalf of OTE, I would like to extend my special thanks to ZTE for its excellent product performance and its willingness to support the Olympic Games,” said Mr. Andonacopoulos, CEO of OTE. “I believe this is a good beginning for future cooperation between the two companies.”

This is the second major international success for ZTE in less than a week. On Monday, the organisation announced, that across the Mediterranean in Tunisia, it was to install the most advanced mobile telecommunications network in Africa. Two of Tunisia’s key cities – Tunis and Sousse – are to receive WCDMA equipment from ZTE in a contract that will see 3G technology in commercial applications in the second half of 2005. The contract, with Tunisia’s PTT CERT, demonstrates that ZTE has become one of a few vendors anywhere in the world totally equipped to help operators build their 3G networks. It also marks ZTE’s first 3G network win outside of China.

ZTE Corp.


Subscribe and receive the latest news from the industry.
Join 62,000+ members. Yes it's completely free.

You May Also Like