ZTE courts Kenyan government on cloud, LTE technology

ZTE courts Kenyan government on cloud, LTE technology

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China’s ZTE Corporation is currently in talks with the Kenyan government in an effort to provide the latter with cloud computing and LTE services geared towards effective service delivery.

Speaking at a media briefing in Nairobi, ZTE Corporation (Kenya) chief executive officer (CEO) Liu Sen said the company – whose main focus is on operator business, government enterprises and mobile devices – will be seeking to work with the government, especially in the areas of health, transport and energy.

“We are ready to bring more cost-effective ICT solutions to government and enterprises. Kenya has been on global news headlines on many occasions because of her advancement in the ICT field,” Sen said.

“In order to help Kenya attain world class excellence in ICT, we would like to work together with the Kenya government to accelerate ICT development.”

The company, which started operations in Kenya in 1998, will also be willing to finance the projects that the government will be unable to fund on its own, recognising the fact the government has other projects and priorities in the same field.

According to Thomas Yang, ZTE Kenya’s deputy CEO of government and enterprise business, the company, which now boasts of successful deployment of government and enterprise ICT solutions in over 50 countries, will also be seeking to train Kenyan professionals both in Kenya and at the ZTE training centre in China.

Also in the pipeline is ZTE’s entry into the Kenyan mobile phone market, targeting both the low end and high end markets.

No specific timeline was given as talks with the government are still ongoing.

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