Ericsson to provide GPON gear to China's big three

JULY 6, 2009 -- Ericsson announced on Friday that it has been awarded contracts with China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom to provide GPON broadband access and blown fiber technology for FTTH networks. The initial rollouts will occur in nine Chinese provinces.

JULY 6, 2009 -- Ericsson (search Lightwave for Ericsson) announced on Friday that it has been awarded contracts with China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom to provide GPON broadband access and blown fiber technology for FTTH networks. The initial rollouts will occur in nine Chinese provinces.

Ericsson will also provide professional services including competence development, network design and optimization, support services, and consultancy.

The nine provinces include Anhui, Guangdong, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Hubei, Liaoning, Shandong, Shanghai, and Sichuan.

Mats H Olsson, President of Ericsson Greater China, says: "It is exciting to see all three Chinese telecom operators deploying fiber networks across the country to deliver data-thirsty, high-quality services. These initial rollouts in China, as well as the endorsements from around the world, have demonstrated yet again that cost-effective optical fiber solutions are becoming the leading technology for fixed deployment."

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