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China Telecom and ZTE sign optical network contract

Jack Loo | June 17, 2010
ZTE to support China Telecom's City Optical Network project

SINGAPORE, 17 JUNE 2010 - Telecommunications equipment and network vendor ZTE has inked a Passive Optical Network (PON) equipment contract with China Telecom valued at more than US$146 million.

ZTE's PON equipment supports China Telecom's City Optical Network project which was launched in 2009 with the aim of providing customers with high-speed broadband access.

Under the contract, ZTE will provide its ZXA10 xPON passive access system to China Telecom. The new network solution is based on triple-play service which supports high broadband subscriber access services such as VoIP and IPTV.

China Telecom's City Optical Network has about 20 million lines of fibre optics broadband equipment which will be deployed in order to provide 12Mbps broadband access to more than 70 per cent of the rural areas and up to 100Mbps access speeds for major cities across the country.

 

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