ZTE Wins Nigerian Railway Communications Contract
ZTE has won a contract to modernize the Nigerian railway. ZTE will work with the project contractor China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) to provide communications systems in order to speed up the railway modernization in Nigeria.
CCECC has been charged with building a double-track standard-gauge railway from Lagos in the south to Kano in the north 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.
ZTE will provide 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.
Financial terms were not disclosed.