ZTE eyes opportunities in Zimbabwe
Reports say that ZTE plans to expand its footprint in Zimbabwe’s information technology and communication (ICT) sector on investing in 4G and 5G technology.
ZTE chief operating officer Huang Dabin told journalists on Wednesday that the company was considering to set up base in Harare for its fiber business.
“We see many opportunities here and we understand that there maybe challenges now but we think they are short-term issues…We believe with the effort of both sides we can find solutions going forward,” said Huang Dabin.
“There are new opportunities in high power optical fiber and we think that the ICT industry has new opportunities in 4G and 5G technology. So in all these areas, we think that it is a billion of dollars worth of opportunity.
ZTE is already working with Telone, to expand the country’s backbone fiber network. The company is also a key supplier to mobile network operators Telecel and Econet.
Potraz reported that the total number of internet subscriptions as at 30 June 2017, was 6,668,155 whereas a total of 316,816 subscribers accessed and used LTE in the quarter, resulted by few number of base stations in the country and fewer people with LTE compatible smartphones the use of LTE is expected to continue increasing as LTE covered will increase we hope that the plans by ZTE will be achieved and they will improve/establish more 4G/5G coverage in Zimbabwe.