China Telecom is one of many incumbent telcos finding new life in their copper plant by completing a VDSL2 with vectoring trial with Alcatel-Lucent in Foshan, a city in Guangdong province in southern China.
The adoption of broadband services, including DSL, cable and fiber to the premises, helped drive what Infonetics Research said was "the strongest year yet in 2012" for customer premises equipment.
China Telecom's top executive said the operator would prefer to build its next-generation network based on the FDD flavor of LTE rather than use TD-LTE.
AT&T on Tuesday began offering a broader suite of networking services to multinational corporations that are expanding their presence in China through its long-running relationship with carrier partner China Telecom.
The Chinese government is requiring that all new homes built in areas where fiber networks are available have a fiber-based broadband connection, according to a mandate issued by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on Friday issued a mandate that any new home built in areas where a fiber network is available will have a fiber-based broadband connection.
China will continue to be a dominant country for the Internet, with China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) reporting that the user base will reach 800 million in 2015.
China Telecom on Thursday revealed plans to expand its global business unit, a move it says will drive CNY 10 billion (USD 1.6 billion) in sales this year.
SK Broadband, one of South Korea's largest service providers, on Thursday became the latest service provider to build out a 100G optical network.
China Telecom on Tuesday named Alcatel-Lucent's Shanghai Bell, the Paris-based vendor's China unit, as its key converged optical transport network and wavelength division multiplexing technology supplier.