|[October 23, 2013]
ZTE Wins Contract for 3rd Phase of ANTEL GPON Expansion
SHENZHEN, China --(Business Wire)--
ZTE (News - Alert) Corporation ("ZTE") (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock
code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of
telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices,
today announced it has won a contract for the third phase of a Gigabit
Passive Optical Network (GPON) capacity expansion contract with
Uruguay's Administración Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (ANTEL).
ANTEL has a 97 percent share Uruguay's the fixed network voice and
broadband market and is the largest fixed network operator in the
country. It also provides mobile communications services. In 2010, ANTEL
began using the state-of-the-art GPON technology to deploy a national
Fiber To The Home (FTTH) network. ZTE has provided GPON products and
services to ANTEL for three consecutive years.
As part of the project ZTE will provide a ZXA10 C300 optical access
platform to ANTEL. This platform is a futureproof, converged
full-service platform that fully meets ANTEL's current demands for
broadband services. It also supports smooth future upgrades to NG PON
and WDM PON in the future. Over the past two years, ZTE has helped ANTEL
complete the construction of a 120 Mbps high-speed broadband network.
Further, the network also provides FTTH-basd VOIP, HIS, and IPTV (News - Alert)
services to 540,000 households.
Once the phase three capacity expansion is complete, the GPON network
will cover 800,000 households across Uruguay. It will provide households
and enterprises with FTTH, Fiber To The Building and mobile backhaul
services. This capacity expansion will increase the Uruguayan broadband
penetration rate and access rate to industry leading levels, laying the
foundation for the further deployment of Smart City, Smart Government,
and cloud computing services.
"We're very glad to have a lasting partnership with ANTEL," said ZTE
Vice President Jiang Xiangyang. "This project has deepened our
relationship and put us one step closer to our vision of an optical age
A leader in the optical access market, ZTE provides global operators
with top-grade products and has seen steady growth in the PON market.
According to the Market Share Spreadsheet 2012 FTTx, DSL, and CMTS
(Units), published by OVUM in February 2013, ZTE had the largest share
(42 percent) of global PON OLT shipments and the largest share (32
percent share) of global ONU/ONT shipments in 2012.
ZTE is a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment
and network solutions with the most comprehensive product range covering
virtually every telecommunications sector, including wireless, access &
bearer, VAS, terminals and professional services. The company delivers
innovative, custom-made products and services to over 500 operators in
more than 160 countries, helping them to meet the changing needs of
their customers while growing revenue. ZTE commits 10 per cent of its
annual revenue to research and development and has leadership roles in
several international bodies devoted to developing telecommunications
industry standards. ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility
and is a member of the UN Global Compact. The company is China's only
listed telecom manufacturer that is publicly traded on both the Hong
Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share
stock code: 000063.SZ). For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn.
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