ZTE is extending its footprint in the South African ICT market.

Liu Haishi, chairman and CEO of ZTE South Africa, comments:  “We are moving into a new era and our focus is to grow relationships and extend our footprint in the South African market.

“We are very excited to announce the signing of a new B-BBEE partnership with a 100% black female owned enterprise, Saldomax Technologies. This new alliance, which is augmented by our corporate social investment initiatives, serves to affirm both ZTE’s compliance and commitment to South Africa’s development imperatives – aimed at creating an enabling environment for economic transformation.”

He adds that, in June of this, year the company is poised for a move to a new 3 500 square metre facility in Johannesburg that will serve as its corporate headquarters in South Africa.

“The new headquarters will be large enough to accommodate our growth plans and will house additional resources including a research and development facility. Obviously, this move will also bring further employment opportunities with ZTE and as such endorse our commitment to the local market.”

Haishi says ZTE South Africa will soon announced details of the roll out of corporate social responsibility initiatives.