China Unicom selects Siemens to build 15,000-km optical network

Nov. 2, 2001--China United Telecommunications Corp. Ltd. (China Unicom) has selected Siemens to build its optical national backbone network in a deal worth more than $50 million. The Siemens Information and Communication Networks Group (ICN) will deliver its optical network MTS system to China Unicom, with a total length of more than 15,000 km over 200 stations.

Nov 2nd, 2001

China United Telecommunications Corp. Ltd. (China Unicom) has selected Siemens to build its optical national backbone network in a deal worth more than $50 million. The Siemens Information and Communication Networks Group (ICN) will deliver its optical network MTS system to China Unicom, with a total length of more than 15,000 km over 200 stations. This is the largest optical network contract from China Unicom to date.

The optical network will cover a wide range of areas, including 14 major eastern provinces and 4 municipalities. There are five nationwide routes making up the main backbone of the project, namely Wuhan-Nanjing-Shanghai, Beijing-Shanghai-Guangzhou, Beijing-Shijiazhuang-Zhengzhou-Wuhan-Changsha-Guangzhou, Tianjin-Shenyang, and Zhengzhou-Xian-Chengdu-Chongqing-Guiyang-Changsha. Siemens ICN has won other contracts in China for 10-Gbit and DWDM optical solutions, spanning 40,000 km.

China Unicom Ltd. is an operator that offers a full range of telecom services in China, including fixed lines, mobile subscriptions, and various value-added Internet services.

Siemens Information and Communication Networks Group (ICN) provides integrated voice and data networks for enterprises, carriers and service providers. For more information, visit www.icn.siemens.com.

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