ZTE's rail transport service to enable the modernisation of Nigerian railway
ZTE has signed a contract to help modernise the Nigerian railway. ZTE will work with the project contractor, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) to provide advanced communications systems to speed up the railway modernisation 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 kilometres.
ZTE will provide information and communications system equipment and debugging and commissioning services for the 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.
This will be the first standard railway constructed by a Chinese company in Nigeria, and will be the first modern railway in Nigeria. With over 15 years of experience in the rail transport field, the strategic project is a breakthrough for ZTE in the African railway market, and improves ZTE's competitive strength in overseas rail transport markets.
After 16 years in the rail transport field ZTE has become an industry leader in China, and has built the communications systems for over 40 railways in Beijing, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Harbin, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, and Wuhan among others. ZTE has proactively explored overseas railway markets, and has provided information and communications systems for the rail transport projects in Russia, Georgia, Vietnam, and other countries.