ZTE builds metro DWDM network for Portugal Telecom

ZTE Corp. (ZTCOY, 000063.SZ, 0763.HK) says it has been selected by Portugal Telecom (PT) to build a DWDM metro network throughout Portugal's mainland and its islands. As the exclusive equipment provider of PT for this network roll out, ZTE is supplying a full suite of DWDM products as well as engineering services.

ZTE Corp. (ZTCOY, 000063.SZ, 0763.HK) says it has been selected by Portugal Telecom (PT) to build a DWDM metro network throughout Portugal's mainland and its islands. As the exclusive equipment provider of PT for this network roll out, ZTE is supplying a full suite of DWDM products as well as engineering services.

PT has 12 million users in Portugal. Growing bandwidth demand and flat network development have driven PT to build an intelligent, maintainable, and reliable DWDM transport network to face the traffic challenges from new services. In the less densely populated suburbs, existing SDH-based networks have limited capacity and this, in combination with long distances between different sites and insufficient fiber resources, makes a network overhaul essential, according to ZTE.

A PT spokesperson said, "ZTE Corporation is our only equipment supplier for new DWDM. This DWDM network significantly raises fiber resource use rate, improves network reliability and flexibility, and reduces capex and opex to meet the demands for PT’s present and future services."

"The project marks a new phase in an on-going relationship between ZTE and PT," said Fan Xiaobing, general manager, ZTE bearer network product line. "With powerful technical strength and improved delivery capability in Europe, the project is on-course to be completed on time and within budget. This rollout mirrors similar high-profile market deals including ZTE bearer network products being widely deployed in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Brazil."

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