17 October 2013, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ) today announced the company achieved 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, with a comprehensive series of industry-leading 100G products and total OTN solutions, including the ZXONE 8000, 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 is the most advanced 100G OTN equipment in the industry. It 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 covering all network layers including national backbone network/provincial backbone network/metro core layer/metro aggregation layer. ZXONE 8000 can also provide outstanding ultra-long-haul 10G/40G/100G transmission solutions, the maximal 100G transmission distance without REG exceeding 3000km. ZXONE 8000 can provide 94 service slots, the most of any product in the market. The cards for subracks with different capacities like 9.4T/3.2T/2.8T/1.4T/0.8T are compatible, which can substantially reduce investment on spare parts.
China Mobile is the world’s biggest telecommunications company, serving highest number of users. 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 year.