Gigaclear Picks ZTE Core for UK FTTH Rollout

Chinese giant signs agreement with UK vendor for rural FTTH rollouts

October 25, 2011

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LONDON -- ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, has signed a Frame Agreement with Gigaclear Limited, a privately owned company dedicated to building and operating ultrafast broadband networks with fibre technology, to deliver hi-speed broadband to selected rural communities in the UK.

This partnership sees ZTE provide Gigaclear with the core network equipment necessary to deliver next generation broadband access via point-to-point fibre, offering homes and businesses in rural communities up to 1Gbps high-speed broadband internet connections.

ZTE and Gigaclear’s partnership is delivering Ultra-fast rural broadband ahead of government policies and funding (yet to be released) designed to deliver universal 10 Mbps Broadband by 2015.

ZTE will provide Gigaclear with M6000 Series carrier-grade core routers; ZXONE8300 and M721 core and metro DWDM/OTN equipment; ZXR10 8900 Series terabit MPLS switches; and its NetNumen U31 network management system. This equipment enables Gigaclear to deliver fibre-to-the-home (FTTH), boosting data speeds and avoiding the capacity limitations traditionally experienced by fibre-to-the-curb (FTTC) and cable (DOCSIS) deployments.

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

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