ZTE becomes China Telecom's latest PON broker

China Telecom has added ZTE (Shenzhen: 000063.SZ) to its ongoing FTTH deployment strategy, awarding the vendor a $146 million PON equipment contract.

Joining competitor Ericsson, the deployment of ZTE's gear will also fuel China Telecom's aggressive City Optical Network project that will provide Fiber to the Home (FTTH) services with 100 Mbps bandwidth capabilities in major cities and 70 percent of users in towns and cities with 12 Mbps speeds.

For this latest piece of the project, China Telecom will leverage ZTE's ZXA10 xPON system, which can support a triple-play service mix of high speed data, VoIP, IPTV and traditional cable video.

For more:
- TeleGeography has this article

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