Wednesday, September 14, 2011

ZTE Wins China Unicom Transmission Contract

ZTE announced a contract with China Unicom to provide more than 70% of the transmission equipment for network upgrades in 15 provinces across China. Financial terms were not disclosed.

As part of the project, ZTE will provide its ZXONE 8000 series OTN and ZXONE 5800 MSTP equipment. The contract covers 70% of the China Unicom OTN and WDM contracts and over 90% of its MSTP deployments.

As a result of a rapid increase of WCDMA users and in-depth 3G strategic layout, China Unicom has committed to building a powerful PTN network for 3G and LTE. It also is committed to promoting next-generation optical networks such as OTN. The ZTE contract marks the first time China Unicom will make a large-scale purchase of OTN equipment.

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