ZTE Wins Nigeria Deal

ZTE signs deal to provide a rural wireless network, a handset manaufacturing facility, and a training center in Nigeria

April 27, 2005

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SHENZHEN, China -- A rural network to complete wireless coverage throughout Nigeria, a handset manufacturing facility and an exhibition and training centre are to be provided by ZTE Corporation (Shenzhen: 000063, Hong Kong: 0763), China’s largest listed telecommunications manufacturer and leading wireless solutions provider, in a contract with Nigeria’s Communications Ministry.

The agreement was witnessed by the Presidents of China and Nigeria – Mr Hu Jingtao and Mr Olusegun Obasanjo – and took place in the People’s Great Hall of Beijing. This is the first time a memorandum for a network construction project has been signed in this important location.

The contract, worth US$95 million, will see ZTE build on an earlier project to bring a rural network to 110 local government regions in Nigeria. The second phase of the project will extend the network to the remaining 225 local government regions.

“In the first phase of our work in Nigeria, ZTE demonstrated excellent technical support and a well-established after-sales service. The strength of our achievements has led to this historic agreement,” said Mr Ye Weimin, Vice President of ZTE. “This rural network will make a significant contribution to the economic development of Nigeria and we are very proud to be involved.

“As a hi-tech enterprise in the telecom industry, ZTE fully understands what African countries like Nigeria need from us. ZTE will continue to strengthen its cooperation with the leading operators and governments in Africa and will help them to promote the advancement of the African telecommunications industry with our comprehensive wireless, mobile, fixed network and handset solutions,” added Mr Ye Weimin.

ZTE will also establish a handset manufacturing facility and an exhibition and training centre in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, to train local telecommunications employees as part of the agreement.

ZTE Corp.

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