China Telecom tests the 100 Gbps optical waters

Looking forward to the next stage of its long haul transmission network evolution, China Telecom (NYSE: CHA) is jumping on the 100 Gbps WDM ultra long haul optical train.

In conjunction with Huawei and Corning (NYSE: GLW), China Telecom has completed what it says is China's first ultra long haul 100 transmission test over a 3,000 km terrestrial fiber network.

For the 100 Gbps test, China Telecom tested Huawei's OSN 8800 platform and Corning's SMF-28 ULL (ultra-low-loss) fiber.

Similar to other deployments and tests of 100 Gbps WDM, China Telecom tested equipment based on coherent polarisation multiplexed quadrature phase-shift keying (PM-QPSK) technology. In addition, China Telecom leveraged C-band 50 GHz spacing and hybrid 100/40G transmission.

For more:
- see the release

Related articles:
China Telecom to make big FTTH push
Ericsson wins FTTH deals in China
Ericsson's Entrisphere deal came as the U.S. GPON market heated up
Alcatel-Lucent scores a double with China Mobile

Suggested Articles

LF Edge, an umbrella organization that's part of the Linux Foundation, announced the second release of its Akraino Edge Stack.

Chris Young is leaving his role as CEO of cybersecurity firm McAfee to become a senior advisor with TPG Capital, which has a majority stake in McAfee.

CenturyLink wins a $1.6 billion contract with the U.S. Department of Interior to upgrade its network services and modernize its IT solutions.