ZTE Tackles Opex, WDM-PON

ZTE Broadband Easyservice reduces service providers' operational costs

October 7, 2008

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SHENZHEN, China -- ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today revealed its Broadband Easyservice enables service providers to reduce the operation, administration, and maintenance (OA&M) costs of delivering broadband access, while also cutting energy consumption.

Studies conducted with Tier 1 customers using ZTE Easyservice, including China Telecom – which has deployed ZTE’s EasyMaintenance and EasyGateway modules – has shown ZTE is delivering major reduction in the cost of OA&M of broadband services by optimizing management and failure diagnosis, while improving the overall efficiency of broadband maintenance.

ZTE Easyservice is a service-oriented and expert knowledge-based system, which provides end-to-end maintenance and support for broadband (DSL and PON) services. The system helps telecoms operators to reduce the OPEX associated with providing broadband services by enabling automatic fault diagnosis and resolution, which reduces the engineering resource required to provide on-site maintenance and the number of customer service calls related to faults. ZTE is currently completing pilot Easyservice projects with major operators in Europe, Asia and South America.

"In the ultra-competitive and increasingly commoditized broadband market, service providers are becoming more and more aware of their total cost of ownership, especially OPEX," said Xu Ming, VP, general manager of fixed line network products at ZTE. "We developed ZTE Easyservice to help broadband providers to radically reduce the maintenance and customer support costs associated with their broadband services."

In a separate release

SHENZHEN, China -- ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, has unveiled the world’s first Hybrid TDM/WDM PON Prototype based on all-optical wavelength conversion (AOWC). The technology was launched at the Full Service Access Network (FSAN) quarterly meeting in Shanghai on September 10.

Developed by ZTE, this is the first prototype device of its kind to support both TDM and WDM technologies and which is based on all-optical wavelength conversion (AOWC) to overcome the common optical access network hurdles of longer reach, higher bandwidth, and colorless optical network unit (ONU). ZTE’s Hybrid TDM/WDM PON Prototype is also fully compatible with existing PON deployments, which preserves the investment operators made in current generation PON while rolling out WDM and significantly reduces carriers’ operational costs.

“Passive optical networking is establishing itself as an important broadband access technologies, due to its passive components, easy network maintenance and protocol transparency,” commented Xu Ming, VP of ZTE and GM of Fixed-line Network Product. “Next Generation PON solves the issues associated with BPON, EPON and GPON such as transmission distance, splitting ratio and uplink bandwidth, ZTE’s breakthrough in all optical wavelength conversion technology provides the foundation for the development and evolution of next generation PON technology.”

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

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