Thursday, August 4, 2011

ZTE Builds Metro Ethernet Transport in the Philippines

ZTE has been selected to build a metro Ethernet transport network CEN (Carrier Ethernet Network) project for the Philippines' largest mobile carrier, Smart Communications. The nationwide backbone will use ZTE's ZXCTN 9008/9004 IP transport products for several core and convergence rings.

Smart is the wholly-owned subsidiary of the Philippines' largest carrier PLDT (Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company), of which Japan's NTTCom holds 21% of PLDT shares. Smart operates mobile services and has 50 million 2G/3G users. PLDT plans to establish an LTE network covering 95% of the country's population within three years.

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