ZTE to produce tablets in Brazil

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Chinese manufacturer ZTE Corp. said it will produce tablets in Brazil. The annoucement was given just after a July 27 meeting that ZTE’s CEO, Hou Weigui, had with the president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, in Brasília.

During this meeting, Weigui guaranteed that ZTE has done some deals with local manufacturers in order to produce devices locally, according to Agência Brasil. He also said that ZTE has already invested in Brazil US$30 million, part of a US$250 million commitment that had been announced when Rousseff visited ZTE’s research-and-development center in China last April.

The rest of the money will be spent through 2014. Part of it may be used to build an industrial park in Hortolândia (countryside of São Paulo), where the company may employ 2,500 workers.

ZTE also plans to make itself part of the national broadband plan (PNBL).

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Roberta Prescott is responsible for Latin America reporting news and analysis, interviewing key stakeholders. Roberta has worked as an IT and telecommunication journalist since March 2005, when she started as a reporter with InformationWeek Brasil magazine and its website IT Web. In July 2006, Prescott was promoted to be the editor-in-chief, and, beyond the magazine and website, was in charge for all ICT products, such as IT events and CIO awards. In mid-2010, she was promoted to the position of executive editor, with responsibility for all the editorial products and content of IT Mídia. Prescott has worked as a journalist since 1998 and has three journalism prizes. In 2009, she won, along with InformationWeek Brasil team, the press prize 11th Prêmio Imprensa Embratel. In 2008, she won the 7th Unisys Journalism Prize and in 2006 was the editor-in-chief when InformationWeek Brasil won the 20th media award Prêmio Veículos de Comunicação. She graduated in Journalism by the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas, has done specialization in journalism at the Universidad de Navarra (Spain, 2003) and Master in Journalism at IICS – Universidad de Navarra (Brazil, 2010) and MBA – Executive Education at the Getulio Vargas Foundation.

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