Chinese group ZTE, one of the world’s largest telecom equipment producers, will open a service center in one of Romania’s western towns to oversee telecom networks from 23 European countries, Mediafax informs. “The center, staffed by approx. 250 employees, will be operational by late September. Around 220 persons have already been recruited, and are undergoing training courses. The center will be opened in a town located in western Romania and it will provide services for overseeing operator networks from 23 EU and non-EU states,” Lorian Vintila, general manager of ZTE Romania, stated Thursday at an event in the field. The center is part of a c. EUR 100 million investment project that ends in 2015, he added. The project also includes opening a service center in southern Romania and a production line. “The two objectives are scheduled for 2015,” Vintila concluded.