ZTE Corporation, a provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, has won orders from China Mobile (News - Alert), one of the world’s largest mobile operators, for Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) equipment.
China Mobile selected ZTE and another two after a stringent selection process.
Apart from ZTE (News - Alert), Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell and FiberHome were the other winning bidders.
Officials with China Mobile said that the company’s tender is for more than 614,000 ONUs (Optical Network Unit) and over 3,000 OLTs (Optical Line Terminal).
“ZTE is committed to achieving win-win with our customers through dedicated R&D efforts and high-quality customer services,” said Bei Jinsong, director of optical access products at ZTE, in a statement.
Jinsong said that the company’s efforts have resulted in industry-leading product performance and increasing market acceptance for ZTE’s GPON equipment.
A report by Ovum (News - Alert) says that ZTE’s GPON equipment shipments in the fourth quarter rose 27 percent sequentially, the fastest growth rate among major vendors, benefiting from demand in the Americas, Europe and China.
Earlier in October, ZTE had announced that it has won a contract for the third phase of a Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) capacity expansion contract with Uruguay’s Administración Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (ANTEL).
ANTEL has a 97 percent share Uruguay’s the fixed network voice and broadband market and is the largest fixed network operator in the country. It also provides mobile communications services. In 2010, ANTEL began using the state-of-the-art GPON technology to deploy a national Fiber to the Home (FTTH) network. ZTE has provided GPON products and services to ANTEL for three consecutive years.
As part of the project ZTE will provide a ZXA10 C300 optical access platform to ANTEL. This platform is a future proof, converged full-service platform that fully meets ANTEL's current demands for broadband services. It also supports smooth future upgrades to NG PON and WDM PON in the future.
Edited by Alisen Downey