September 22, 2023

ZTE CEO Xu Ziyang reinforces commitment to advancing digitalization and sustainable development at 2023 SDG Digital

  • ZTE recognized as one of the first P2C Champions by ITU for leading digitalization initiatives
  • ZTE commits $400 million annually to ICT infrastructure for underserved regions, promoting digital inclusion in LDCs, LLDCs, and SIDS by 2025
  • Guided by P2C principles, ZTE aims to bridge the digital divide, supporting UN SDGs for universal digital access
  • ZTE dedicates itself to narrowing gaps and improving lives through digital solutions as a driver of digital economy

ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a global leading provider of information and communication technology solutions, today announced that its CEO, Xu Ziyang, has delivered a keynote address at 2023 SDG Digital, a high-level event hosted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). At the event, ZTE was recognized as one of the first P2C Champions by ITU.

In his address, Mr. Xu outlined the company's vision and initiatives, reaffirming ZTE's commitment to advancing digitalization and sustainable development.

Mr. Xu emphasized the importance of bridging the digital divide in the world's most underserved regions. ZTE, guided by the principles of Partner2Connect (P2C), continues its significant pledge to invest $400 million annually in information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure for Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs), and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) by 2025.

"Actions speak louder than words," Mr. Xu noted, highlighting the substantial progress made in fulfilling this pledge. He also expressed ZTE's gratitude for being recognized as one of the first P2C Champions of this initiative.

According to ITU, SDG Digital would not be possible without the leadership, advice, advocacy and commitment of the SDG Digital Advisory Group. ITU and UNDP are thankful to all the organizations, including ZTE, that have been involved in planning and preparation for SDG Digital, and their commitment to advancing progress on the Global Goals through technology.

During the journey, ZTE reaffirmed its commitment to P2C, which embodies the power of partnerships in advancing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through global cooperation in information and communications technologies.

"In this shared journey, the advancement of P2C remains our mission's cornerstone, not just for ITU but for all stakeholders," Mr. Xu emphasized. He stressed the importance of aligning P2C's capabilities with the digital transformation strategies of each nation.

Furthermore, Mr. Xu acknowledged the rapid pace of technological innovation, including AI, and reiterated ZTE's promise to leave no one behind in the computing era.

"As a driver of digital economy, ZTE stands firm in its dedication to building bridges that narrow gaps and crafting solutions that elevate lives. Together, let's transform these commitments into accomplishments, and let's light up lives by upholding global cooperation and breaking new ground," concluded Mr. Xu.

ZTE remains steadfast in its commitment to advancing sustainable development goals, contributing to global digitalization, and empowering communities worldwide.

ZTE helps to connect the world with continuous innovation for a better future. The company provides innovative technologies and integrated solutions, its portfolio spans all series of wireless, wireline, devices and professional telecommunications services. Serving over a quarter of the global population, ZTE is dedicated to creating a digital and intelligent ecosystem, and enabling connectivity and trust everywhere. ZTE is listed on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges.
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