Nokia chosen by China Mobile to supply equipment for regional optical transport network

Nokia said it has been chosen by China Mobile Communications Corp. (CMCC) to supply equipment for its regional optical transport network, and deployment of the new network has already commenced. China Mobile will provide enhanced support for its customers with high-speed and ultra-low latency services through a new optical backbone, which will play a crucial part in the next-generation of mobile services that 5G will bring.

Nokia said it has been chosen by China Mobile Communications Corp. (CMCC) to supply equipment for its regional optical transport network, and deployment of the new network has already commenced. China Mobile will provide enhanced support for its customers with high-speed and ultra-low latency services through a new optical backbone, which will play a crucial part in the next-generation of mobile services that 5G will bring, Nokia attests.

As Chinese consumers and businesses are quickly adopting cloud and 4G mobile services, China Mobile is responding by building the optical transport network to support advanced data center interconnect, consumer broadband services, and 4G backhaul. The network will also support 5G and the next-generation of network services, Nokia says.

Nokia will supply a programmable optical network that can support virtualization and cloud technologies associated with 5G, delivering the agility and flexibility needed to address demands of the cloud and 5G. According to Nokia, it will also provide its 1830 PSS-24x platform, powered by the Nokia Photonic Service Engine version 2, for the new China Mobile optical transport network (see "Nokia upgrades 1830 PSS packet-optical transport family with new coherent chipsets, improved multi-rate performance"). The packet/OTN multilayer switching platform incorporates large switching scale and high performance optics.

"We are very pleased to work closely with China Mobile to provide the optical technology for its most advanced networks today and in the future," said Yu Xiaohan, head of the China Mobile customer team at Nokia Shanghai Bell. "We'll continue to fulfil our mission by making people's life easier as we create the technologies that connect the world."

Over the past few years, China Mobile has focused on business opportunities available from China's "Internet plus" initiative, and is positioned for business growth in the future through strategic transformation and 4G expansion, Nokia asserts.

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