The world’s youngest and most evolved telecommunications system is launched in the oldest state in the world. In a very hot San Marino – and in the presence of the Chinese Ambassador Li Ruiyu – Andrea Zafferani (the Secretary of State for Telecommunications) and Hu Kun (the CEO of ZTE Italia and President of Western Europe) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to confirm their shared commitment to the development of high-tech telecommunications infrastructure. Infrastructure that is necessary in order to optimise and expand the services offered in the Republic of San Marino, to kick off ZTE’s investments in the Republic in the field of technological innovation and experimentation in collaboration with San Marino Innovation and finally, to develop cooperation ahead of the Republic of San Marino’s participation at EXPO 2020.
A simple yet sincere ceremony kicked off this collaboration between San Marino and ZTE.

The agreement will see the implementation of a national public-owned mobile network, as well as the development of fibre optic in San Marino. However, the partnership will also extend to projects ranging from the creation of a ZTE Operational Centre, to technology and services for the Data Centre and Smart City. ZTE has also agreed to open a training centre for technicians and operators in the telecommunications sector, as well as a laboratory focused on some of the most advanced technologies in the field.

Zafferani, the Secretary of State for the Republic of San Marino, who was in attendance at the meeting, stated: “We are very pleased that our partnership with ZTE to build the State’s telecommunications network can resume following the recovery of the company’s entire operation and that there are numerous investment, development and research prospects available in collaboration with San Marino Innovation. We have some great work and development prospects ahead of us in the interests of the Republic of San Marino’s growth. We should be both smart and determined going forward in order to make the most of them as efficiently as possible.”