ZTE to modernise Nigerian Railway

ZTE has signed a contract to modernise the Nigerian Railway.

ZTE will work with the project contractor, China Civil Engineering Construction (CCECC) to provide advanced communications systems inorder 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 kilometers.

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 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.

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. In addition, ZTE has moved focus from rail transport communications to information-based rail transport systems.

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