Plessey has opened a technical support centre in Shanghai in the People’ Republic of China to capitalise on what it calls the country’s exciting plan for telecommunications over the next five years. Plessey is awaiting approval for its ISDX PABX to be used as part of the Chinese telecommunications network, which is due July 20, but it has already installed one switch at Factory 520 in Shanghai for training purposes. It will also enable Chinese technicians to offer technical support to other provinces, which order the ISDX switch. Plessey says that a number of Chinese technicians from the factory have been trained here and in Shanghai by Plessey staff. It is also supplying China with fibre optic transmission lines for inter-city data, video and multi-voice channels.