ZTE Corp. (0763.HK / 000063.SZ) says it has signed a framework agreement with Algeria's state-owned telecom operator, Algerie Telecom, to jointly build a full-service GPON fiber-to-the-x (FTTx) network. Enabled by high-speed internet, the network will offer a fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) service environment, and Algerie will be capable of providing 100-Mbps home access service.
According to the agreement, ZTE will provide Algerie with an end-to-end turnkey service to assist the operator in designing and building an active FTTx architecture and providing network management services within one year.
Through the project, Algerie will be able to make business model upgrades by delivering customized services, ZTE says. Users will have access to various broadband services anytime and anywhere, as well as internet access through mobile devices, computers, TVs, and set-top boxes (STBs).
In July, ZTE ranked number one for 10G PON sales and number two for PON revenue in Q1 2017, according to the worldwide market share report released by research firm IHS for fixed-network products, the systems provider asserts. In 2014, ZTE built the first large-scale FTTx network in Bolivia (see "ZTE to build FTTx network for Entel in Bolivia").
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