SHENZHEN, CHINA: ZTE Corp. announced its partnership with the renowned Javeriana University of Colombia to build a telecommunications laboratory.
ZTE has invested $4 million for the construction of this lab, which will provide training for students from the Electronics Department of Javeriana University and to ZTE´s customers around Latin America, promoting the brand and its products, mainly focused on the wire-line infrastructure products, such as NGN, transmission (including SDH, DWDM, micro-wave) and net access (MSAG, DSLAM).
With this lab, which will initiate activities at the beginning of 2010, ZTE and Javeriana University will offer access to state-of-the-art telecom equipment and training courses for approximately 500 customers per year.
“With our new lab we are demonstrating our heritage and core understanding of Latin America carriers and their technology requirements,” said Su Jian, ZTE Columbia President. “We will have a continuous investment plan and look forward to train more telecom talent locally and help carriers deepen their understanding of the company.”
This partnership, with one of the oldest and well-recognized accredited Universities in Colombia, shows ZTE’s commitment and continuous investment to train more telecommunication talents of local society. This Centre, along with the other regional training facility built in Brazil; intend to provide training services to a wider range of customers in Latin America.
For Javeriana University this partnership consolidates its cooperation process with high tech industrial partners and provides a hands-on scenario for students and faculty that will enable the development of international telecom research activities, promoting also student mobility from well-recognized Chinese Universities.
In the future and after the telecom laboratory is well positioned, ZTE looks forward to implementing a trainee IT school.