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China's ZTE wins two contracts despite corruption allegation

Michael Malakata | Sept. 28, 2011
Despite mounting allegations of corruption and criticism of illegally bringing Chinese foreign nationals to work on its telecom projects in Africa, China's ZTE has been awarded contracts to build nationwide fiber networks in South Africa and Burundi.

The project is expected to provide affordable, reliable and fast Internet access to South Africans through the open access principle, ensuring non-discriminatory access to the fiber network by operators. The open access principle is also expected to quickly down the high cost of internet connectivity.


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