China Eximbank provides $25.06 million loan for CDMA 2000 (Fixed Wireless Telephony) Project (Linked to #396)
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Funding agency [Type]
Export-Import Bank of China [State-owned Policy Bank]
Communications (Code: 220)
In 2007, China Eximbank and the Government of Chad signed a $25.06 million concessional loan for the CDMA 2000 (Fixed Wireless Telephony) Project. This loan reportedly carried the following terms: a 1.5% interest rate and a 5 year grace period. The maturity length of the loan is unknown. The project involved the rollout of a Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) telecommunications network (CDMA网络项目) across 27 towns. The network was designed to provide three services: mobile phone coverage, fixed phone coverage, and high-speed Internet access. ZTE Corporation was the contractor responsible for project implementation. Construction began in August 2006. The first phase of the construction of the 10,000-line CDMA network in N’Djamena was completed in May 2007. The second phase included a 190,000 line CDMA national network. By the end of 2009, all the 75 sites of this project were completed and commissioned on a trial basis. The project then passed final inspection at the end of 2010 (see: ''中乍通讯合作项目喜获丰收:话费降了 上网方便了''). The loan that supported this project was rescheduled in 2017 (as described in #55744).
The Chinese project title is 中乍通讯合作项目 or CDMA网络项目. The French project title is Le projet CDMA dans le domaine de télécommunications. In 2007, Chinese and Chadian officials reportedly signed a $257 million package deal to fund several projects in Chad (see #396), and the CDMA 2000 (Fixed Wireless Telephony) Project was one of these projects.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Chad [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
ZTE Corporation [State-owned Company]