ZTE is working with the project contractor, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) to provide advanced communications systems in-order to speed up the modernisation of Nigeria’s railway infrastructure.
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 1,315km.
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, ZTE was chosen by both the CCECC and the customer help deliver this project.
ZTE will provide reliable and efficient 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.
The strategic project implemented by ZTE and the CCECC is a breakthrough for ZTE in the African railway market, and improves ZTE's competitive strength in overseas rail transport markets. The delivery of this project will lay a solid foundation for future cooperation between both parties, ZTE asserted.
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 moved focus from rail transport communications to information-based rail transport systems.