ZTE to supply optical transmission equipment to China Unicom

ZTE Corp. announced it has won a contract with China Unicom to provide more than 70 percent of the optical transmission equipment the service provider purchased for a network upgrade project in 15 provinces across China.

ZTE Corp. announced it has won a contract with China Unicom to provide more than 70 percent of the optical transmission equipment the service provider purchased for a network upgrade project in 15 provinces across China.

The 15-province initiative includes projects in Shandong, Guangdong, and Henan. ZTE will supply a variety optical communications platforms that will support such technologies as Optical Transport Network (OTN), WDM, and MSTP/SDH. For example, the contract calls for ZTE to supply OTN support in metro area core layer and edge layer applications. ZTE says it won the contract in competition with “several” domestic and foreign systems vendors.

Specifically, ZTE will supply its ZXONE 8000 series OTN and ZXONE 5800 MSTP equipment for the China Unicom deployment. ZTE says it won 70 percent of the China Unicom OTN and WDM contracts and more than 90 percent of its MSTP contract.

The new deployments aim to support China Unicom’s growing WCDMA and 3G services, with an eye toward LTE deployment.

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