FIRST EVER 3G CALL MADE IN TUNISIA 3 MONTHS AFTER BUILD CONTRACT SIGNED
Within three months of signing its contract with Tunisia’s CERT, ZTE has completed the major network construction and installation of its initial equipment and became the first company to show the new system in action.
The WCDMA network construction that ZTE has undertaken in Tunisia covers the country’s two important cities: Sousse and Tunis. The location is made more important by the fact that Tunis will hold the second phase of the ITU World Summit on Information Technology in 2005. ZTE’s WCDMA system will provide multiple 3G services for more than 20,000 attendees from over 190 countries at this important event. Sousse is a tourist resort and visited by millions of European travellers every year. ZTE’s advanced technology will enable the city’s visitors to enjoy the same quality of 3G services that they experience at home.
Over the past few years, ZTE has established a predominant position in North Africa's telecommunications markets: in 2003, ZTE was selected to build Africa's largest CDMA WLL project in Algeria; ZTE's GSM products have been used in large-scale applications in Nigeria and Ethiopia; and, in 2004, ZTE was selected by Egypt Telecom to construct a large-scale CDMA network covering the Nile River Delta.