Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Ericsson to Supply GPON to China Unicom in 10 Provinces

Ericsson announced a contract to supply its GPON solution to China Unicom in more than 10 provinces across China.

The contract marks China Unicom's first large-scale deployment of GPON technology. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The GPON infrastructure and smart management system will enable China Unicom to roll out fiber-to-the-home and fiber-to-the-building across the country faster and at a lower cost.

Ericsson will be supplying its high capacity EDA 1500 platform. Deployment has already begun.

Mats H Olsson, Head of Ericsson Region China & North East Asia, says: "This is a milestone in the globalization of GPON - the new path China Unicom has taken reaffirms the potential of GPON in China and around the world. Ericsson is one of the few qualified GPON vendors in China, and we are proud to be powering China Unicom in its mission to stay ahead of the competitive broadband market with our industry leading solution."