Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Thailand's CAT Telecom Selects ZTE for National Optical Backbone

Thailand's CAT Telecom has selected ZTE to construct a large-scale national backbone optical network covering the entire territory of Thailand. Financial terms were not disclosed. The two organizations have collaborated in previous projects.

Under the agreement, ZTE will provide CAT Telecom with its DWDM ZXWM M900 backbone transmission platform that will deployed over a network spanning some 10,000 kilometers. ZTE will also supply multiple ROADM (Re-configurable Optical Add-Drop Multiplexer) equipment that will be installed in different sites in Thailand. The network will be equipped with DWDM long-distance and provincial trunk lines, and local MANs (Metropolitan Area Network) that will extensively carry IP services, including 1GE, 10GE and other access services.

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