MSO Taps ZTE for 10G EPON Test

ZTE Readies 10G EPON platform for US market to enable MSOs to deliver greater value added services for customers

May 12, 2010

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LOS ANGELES -- ZTE USA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of ZTE Corporation, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today announced the successful completion of field tests for its 10G Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) solution with a leading U.S. multiple system operator (MSO). ZTE’s highly integrated network equipment enables MSOs to compete with the telecommunication operators in the overlay market, maximizing revenues on new services, future-proofing existing networks, and delivering savings on routine maintenance, operational costs and other additional capital expenditures.

In order to meet growing demand to support services that require much higher bandwidth such as 3DTV, virtual meetings and new cloud computing based applications, MSOs will be required to upgrade their infrastructure to next-generation access network equipment. The successful testing of ZTE’s 10G EPON solution sets the stage for MSOs to deliver services to business users that require a 1 Gigabit per second speed connection as well as home users that require a 100Megabit per second speed connection. The test used the ZXA10 C300 optical line terminal (OLT) in a central office and leveraged a customer’s optical network terminals (ONTs) which were made up of 10G EPON and EPON ONTs. The results demonstrated that the 10G EPON solution was able to deliver 10G and 1G over the same fibre and optical distribution network (ODN) and more importantly, that MSOs could provide 10G and 1G on the same PON platform.

“In 2009, ZTE’s fixed access port shipments reached 38 million lines worldwide, serving more than 102 operators in Asia, Europe and Latin America and by the end of 2010, Chinese operators will have deployed more than 1 million lines based on 10G EPON technology,” said Mr. Xu Ming, general manager of fixed network product line and VP of ZTE Corporation. “Today’s successful test validates the U.S. market is ready for 10G EPON solution and we are pleased to bring our global experience to help U.S. MSOs maintain a competitive stake in the cable market by building competitive fibre access networks.”

ZTE Corp. (Shenzhen: 000063; Hong Kong: 0763)

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