ZTE Corporation has been awarded a more than 60% share of the contracts in China Mobile’s group tender for 100G Optical Transport Networking products for 2013, exceeding the combined total of all other vendors.
The large-scale nationwide group tender comprises China Mobile’s 100G OTN networks in all provinces, and each vendor was thoroughly assessed on equipment technology, engineering implementation and network planning.
Before the tender, China Mobile commissioned special laboratories to perform stringent testing on each vendor’s offerings, before shortlisting the two vendors with the highest comprehensive scores. ZTE was ranked No.1 and got more than 60% share in the group tender. Other participating vendors included Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell and Fiberhome.
ZTE’s new-generation ZXONE 8000 can implement ultra-large cross-connection capacity of 9.4T/3.2T/2.8T/1.4T/0.8T, support non-blocking multi-granularity grooming of ODU0/1/2/2e/3/4/flex and seamlessly cover all network layers including national backbone network/provincial backbone network/metro core layer/metro aggregation layer.
China Mobile is the world’s biggest telecommunications company by subscribers. The large-scale construction of 100G OTN networks will strengthen China Mobile’s core infrastructure as the operator rolls out LTE networks in the next few years.