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ZTE CORPORATION TO SPONSOR ZAMBIAN ICT STUDENTS TO STUDY IN CHINA

CHINA’S telecommunication company, ZTE Corporation, says it is the process of establishing cooperation with major universities and colleges in Zambia to provide opportunities to best performing students.

ZTE Zambia Chief Executive Officer Yang Xin explained that the best-performing students would be given opportunities to undertake short term ICT courses at ZTE’s Technology University in China.

Mr Xin disclosed this when Zambia’s Consul General in Guangzhou, China, Daniel Chisenga undertook a familiarization visit to ZTE Corporation in that country.

He assured that his corporation will continue to work with Zambia in improving the ICT sector.

“ZTE Zambia continues to provide training to many IT professionals and looks forward to establishing cooperation with major universities and colleges to give chance to best-performing students to undertake short term ICT courses in China at ZTE’s Technology University based in Shenzhen city,” Mr Xin stated.

He observed that the cooperation between Zambia and ZTE has greatly helped to develop the country’s ICT sector through working with government and telecommunication companies to upgrade networks and fibre connections.

According to ZANIS, Mr Chisenga expressed delight with ZTE’s investment in Zambia and the corporation’s contribution to the development of ICT in the country.

He commended the business relationship ZTE Corporation has built with the Zambian public and private sectors since 1998.

He said the corporation has played a huge role in realizing Zambia’s strategic goal in the Seventh National Development Plan of improving ICT infrastructure by investing in the upgrading of telecommunications networks, data centres and access devices.

In Zambia, ZTE has provided the widest national backbone network, widest radio tower communications and the fastest LTE network, thereby making the company key in the development of Zambia’s ICT sector and the implementation of the Smart Zambia Master Plan.

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