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ZTE retains leading position in China Telecom’s 2013 PON tenders

ZTE
Thursday 11 July 13

ZTE Corporation, a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, has been included in all 13 of China Telecom’s annual tenders for passive optical network (PON) equipment and broadband terminals for 2013. This further strengthens ZTE’s position as a leading supplier of optical network products to China Telecom. This year, ZTE won tenders for the strategically-important 10Gigabit- Ethernet passive optical network (10G…

ZTE Corporation, a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, has been included in all 13 of China Telecom’s annual tenders for passive optical network (PON) equipment and broadband terminals for 2013. This further strengthens ZTE’s position as a leading supplier of optical network products to China Telecom.
This year, ZTE won tenders for the strategically-important 10Gigabit- Ethernet passive optical network (10G-EPON) products in 14 provinces - this category was included in the China Telecom annual tenders for the first time this year. Tenders awarded by China Telecom this year exceed the scale of 2012, when ZTE was also among the top vendors. ZTE has long been a main supplier of fibre to the home/kerb/office (FTTx) products to China Telecom as part of the strategic partnership between the two companies.

“ZTE is committed to supporting China Telecom’s drive to build broadband networks,” said Mr. Zhang Zhenhui, Vice President, ZTE. “ZTE and China Telecom will work together to sustain the strong momentum in network construction and promote the healthy development of the industry supply chain. ZTE will offer comprehensive services to China Telecom to support the growth of next-generation PON technology and intelligent optical distribution network (ODN), helping China Telecom build a superior network infrastructure.”

ZTE leads the industry globally in optical access technology. The joint research by ZTE and China Telecom into next generation EPON/10G-EPON won second prize in the Chinese National Award for Science and Technology Progress. ZTE’s 10G-EPON solutions are deployed on hundreds of thousands of subscriber lines to enhance broadband coverage in outlying areas and school networks in many provinces, making ZTE the biggest commercial vendor for 10G-EPON.

ZTE’s PON products are designed to support computability and upgrades. For example, customers of multi-dwelling unit (MDU) equipment, such as F820 and 9806H, can implement a smooth upgrade from EPON to 10G-EPON by replacing uplink daughter cards. For broadband terminals, ZTE’s research and development teams can support speedy version customisation and function development. In 2012, ZTE completed customisation of over 200 versions nationwide in only two months, providing efficient support for fibre to the home (FTTH) network construction of China Telecom.

The construction of broadband networks is gathering pace across China. ZTE is well-positioned to fulfil the contracts with China Telecom, after setting up full production lines and procuring materials and components for the full series of optical line terminals (OLTs), optical network terminals (ONTs), and broadband terminals. To ensure timely product delivery, ZTE has established regional logistics centres nationwide.

As a leading fixed-network equipment supplier, ZTE has maintained rapid growth in its broadband customer premises equipment (CPE) business, winning orders from top-tier operators on the back of superior product performance and comprehensive product portfolios. According to Ovum’s Market Share Report: 2012 FTTx, DSL, and CMTS Units, ZTE was the world’s leading vendor with 42% market share globally in shipments of PON optical line terminals (OLTs) in 2012, after the company shipped 1.72 million lines. Based on Ovum’s data, ZTE also ranked first in global shipments of optical network terminals (ONTs) and optical network units (ONUs) with 32% of the market share, after the company achieved shipments of more than 13 million lines.


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