ZTE ceases major operations – South African mobile networks respond

ZTE recently announced it had ceased operations after it was banned from purchasing technology products from companies in the United States.

The Chinese company was served with a seven-year ban from buying US technology products after it was found to have violated sanctions involving bonuses issued to employees who shipped telecommunications equipment to Iran and North Korea.

ZTE manufactures telecommunications equipment which is used in mobile network infrastructure around the world, including South Africa.

Networks and operators are closely monitoring the situation and the impact it could have, and MyBroadband spoke to mobile networks in South Africa to determine what effect the ZTE matter will have on their operations.


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