Shenzhen-based telecom giant ZTE Corp. announced yesterday that it had landed an order with China Telecom to supply its new-generation asymmetrical digital subscriber loop (ADSL) equipment, with capacity totaling nearly 1 million subscriber lines.
The equipment, known as the ADSL2+, will be used for China Telecom's network upgrading and transformation. The order includes IPTV service support, multicast technology, a comprehensive multi-service platform, broadband operation and maintenance.
The order followed three previous million-line ADSL orders ZTE secured from China Telecom in December 2003, August 2004 and March 2005, according to ZTE.
In recent years, ZTE's ADSL equipment has been a key element in partnerships with global mainstream operators.
In 2004, ZTE beat out worldwide competition for a major contract with Greek operator OTE for the Olympic Games.
The company deployed an ADSL network covering 16 points in Athens. In March 2005, ZTE signed an agreement to become a global supplier of ADSL equipment to France Telecom, one of the world's leading telecommunication carriers.
(Shenzhen Daily February 15, 2006)