ZTE receives evaluation of metro packet optical transport leader from GlobalData

March 2, 2017, Barcelona, Spain – ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today announced that its new-generation metro packet optical transport equipment, ZXONE 9700, was rated as a “Leader” by GlobalData (formerly Current Analysis), for the second consecutive year. According to the report, ZTE’s ZXONE 9700 provides the highest switching capacity, the highest numbers of dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) lines, the highest per-slot backplane capacity and the strongest 200G/400G transport capability in the class.

ZXONE 9700 is ZTE’s ultra-large cross-capacity optical transport network (OTN) equipment. It supports 100G/beyond-100G transport rate and Optical Channel Data Unit/Packet/Virtual Container (ODUk/Packet/VC) unified cross platform for “rigid/flexible pipelines and unified transport” of government and enterprise private lines. It also supports Colourless Directionless Contationless Flexgrid (CDCF) and Reconfigurable Optical Add-Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) to cover all application scenarios for operators, ranging from edge aggregation layer to core backbone layer, and fully meets the requirements of transparent transport, flexible scheduling, aggregation processing and service management monitoring for mass data services.

In the 100G/beyond-100G field, ZTE also continues to create new world records. In January 2016, ZTE worked together with TMA and successfully completed a 400G transport test, refreshing the industry’s longest transport distance record. In June, ZTE created the world’s longest transport distance record over single-carrier 800G 16QAM. In July, ZTE’s 100G OTN equipment passed the VC cross test in existing networks organised by Jiangsu Telecom, and the differentiated advantages are highly recognised by the operator.

ZTE has always held the industry’s leading position in 100G/beyond-100G innovative technology. There are more than three hundred 100G network application cases, and the fibre length of 100G networks has exceeded 300,000km, with the technologies being widely used by first-class operators across Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and other areas. The internationally renowned consulting corporation, OVUM, released its latest global optical network market share report which showed that ZTE’s market share ranks number 2.

About ZTE

ZTE is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices, and enterprise technology solutions to consumers, carriers, companies and public sector customers. As part of ZTE’s M-ICT strategy, the company is committed to providing customers with integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value as the telecommunications and information technology sectors converge. Listed in the stock exchanges of Hong Kong and Shenzhen (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), ZTE’s products and services are sold to over 500 operators in more than 160 countries. ZTE commits 10 per cent of its annual revenue to research and development and has leadership roles in international standard-setting organizations. ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility and is a member of the UN Global Compact. For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn.