ZTE Soft inks pact with AP

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What : To work on smart city projects in Andhra Pradesh
Who : Chinese technology company
When : February 02,2016

Chinese technology company ZTE has inked a pact with the Andhra Pradesh government to work on smart city projects in the state.

As a company associated with a number of smart city projects, the diversified telecom and technology major ZTE plans to engage itself with the state and work on the upcoming smart city projects in Andhra Pradesh.

A memorandum of understanding was inked between GS Phani Kumar, Special Secretary, Information and Technology, Andhra Pradesh and ZTE Soft MD SH Prasoon Sharma in the presence of State IT and Information Minister Palle Ragunath Reddy, here, according to a statement.

ZTE Soft has been engaged with more than 140 smart city projects globally and is keen to work on smart city projects in India.

With the Narendra Modi government seeking to lay special thrust on development of smart cities, ZTE has already begun to engage itself with smart city initiatives in Gujarat and plans to expand its presence.

Under the letter of intent inked by ZTE, it proposes to work with AP on not only smart cities, E-Pragathi project, Incubation Centre, smart technology projects among others which the State has initiated.

Two of AP cities –Visakhapatnam and Kakinada – have been chosen to be part of the smart city projects in the first phase announced recently.