FPT, Nigerian telco cut deal

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FPT, Nigerian telco cut deal

HANOI – The Hanoi-based FPT Group on Tuesday signed with 21st Century Technologies a memorandum of understanding (MOU), pledging partnership in a vast swathe of business from education to telecom services and manufacturing.

By Van Oanh - The Saigon Times Daily

Chu Thi Thanh Ha (left), vice president of FPT Group, and Wale Ajisebutu, vice president and CEO of 21st Century Technologies, sign the MOU in Hanoi - Photo: Van Oanh HANOI – The Hanoi-based FPT Group on Tuesday signed with 21st Century Technologies a memorandum of understanding (MOU), pledging partnership in a vast swathe of business from education to telecom services and manufacturing.

The agreement was signed in Hanoi following a Vietnam visit by Wale Ajisebutu, vice president and CEO of Nigeria’s biggest telecommunications company.

Under the MOU, the two sides will cooperate in telecommunications, education and equipment production that are FPT’s strong points. FPT plans to find cooperative opportunities in broadband, digital contents, online games, solutions in telecommunications and technological products.

The group will also set up infrastructure network, provide services to its partner in the African country.

Chu Thi Thanh Ha, vice president of FPT, said the event was a part of their globalization strategy. The group also plans to come to Nigeria to exploit the market next month.

The Nigerian market in particular and the African market in general have big potentials in terms of population and resources. It is the promising market for many other countries, including in Vietnam, she said.

FPT University under FPT Group is cooperating with Nigeria in connected training accreditation program at university degree, called FPT Greenwich, and 29 Nigerian students have studied at FPT University so far.

21st Century Technologies is the leading telecommunications company in Nigeria, providing solutions in telecommunications, data centers and Internet. Its customers are BT (British Telecom), Cable and Wireless, Ericsson, Siemens, and Huawei.

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