Supporting Bangladesh digitally

Jannatul Islam

26 August, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Supporting Bangladesh digitally

Chinese technology firm Zhong Xing Telecommunication Equipment (ZTE) Corporation is willing to continue support to the technology sector in Bangladesh with latest innovations.

The firm is an international provider of telecommunications, enterprises and consumer technology solutions for the mobile internet.

In a statement, ZTE claimed the firm is ready to bring advanced solutions for the ICT developments in Bangladesh as long as this sector required whatever the company have for the improvement.

As of yet, ZTE has 15 global research and development centers all around the world to serve the upsurge in technological innovation and demand. The Chinese firm has invested more than 10 percent of annual revenue in research and development to keep core technical competence.   

Citing a very bright prospect of expanding further, ZTE’s considers Bangladesh as a potential market with big population size with high potentials for the growth of the technology industry.

This country has seen rapid growth in digitalization and in an effort to fulfill the aim to transform Bangladesh into a technologically advanced nation by 2021, the country has come a long way. In this journey, it is being considered an emerging country in the technology world.

Regarding the initiatives, ZTE Bangladesh Chief Marketing Officer Pang Wei  said ZTE wants to be an active part of the government’s ‘Vision 2021’.

“We have been working successfully in Bangladesh since 1998 and also in the future, we hope to work for the fast development of this country. We want to be a partner in building Digital Bangladesh for setting up a center of excellence for frontier technologies and look forward to working together for a technologically advanced Digital Bangladesh” explained Pang.

Earlier this year, ZTE has developed the country's first-ever tier 4 National Data Center at Bangabandhu Hi-Tech City at Kaliakoir in Gazipur. ZTE also has designed, procured and constructed 7.4 megawatt grid connected solar power plant in Rangamati. Currently, ZTE is implementing other important projects for the government which is lane down the fiber optic cable across the country. 

This next generation of wireless technology is expected to change the way of everyday life. 5G will play a vital role in automatic driving, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, big data, and internet of things, smart city and network.

ZTE already launch its commercial 5G mobile phones. ZTE is also developing 5G tablets, in-door/outdoor CPEs, hotspots, data terminals, and other 5G products, to meet different consumers’ requirements.

And in the area of self-developing chipsets, ZTE has developed and produced at scale over 100 types of chipsets for over two decades, covering transport, access, and terminal areas.

Hence, advanced technological infrastructure is a must for any country to provide modern facilities to its citizen. This Chinese multinational also played a big role in deploying 3G and 4G network in Bangladesh and also has the full capabilities of providing the latest technology in deploying 5G related infrastructures.

Now in Bangladesh, ZTE have 70 percent locals and 30 percent chemise employees where locals get trained by the Chinese for upgrading the technological knowledge for the advancement.

Even from the Head Quarter Chinese people come to train the locals frequently. The company has the faith to win more projects and make more contributions in Bangladesh.

ZTE has been focusing on key technologies to sustain technological leadership. It has ranked global No.1 in PCT international patent application for three times, and also ranked among PwC’s ‘Top 70 Global Innovators’ as well as ‘Global ICT 50’. It commits to the employees, environment, and society.

Its may mention, ZTE recently introduced artificial intelligence-based solution to help operators build ‘next-generation’ highly-intelligent and cost-effective networking.


Jannatul Islam is with Daily Sun. Let pen words at [email protected]