Home Page ContentPress Releases ZTE, ETB jointly win GTB fixed network infrastructure innovation award for deployment of “easyoptical+OTDR” solution

ZTE, ETB jointly win GTB fixed network infrastructure innovation award for deployment of “easyoptical+OTDR” solution

by david.nunes

ZTE, ETB jointly win GTB fixed network infrastructure innovation award for deployment of “easyoptical+OTDR” solution


31 May 2016, Shenzhen, China At the Innovation Awards 2016 held by Global Telecoms Business (GTB), ZTE and Colombian operator Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogotá (ETB) were the winners of the Fixed Network Infrastructure Innovation award thanks to their joint implementation of an “Easyoptical+optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR)” project that produced a visible, manageable and controllable fiber to the home (FTTH) network. With a real-time network monitoring system and accurate fault location functionality, the network features drastically shortened troubleshooting times, and vastly improved operation & maintenance (O&M) efficiency. The system itself was implemented this year. Similarly, the nomination for this award was also given in 2016.

As the largest fixed network carrier in Bogota, ETB operates a Gigabit-capable passive optical network (GPON), among other networks that provides a variety of services. While the GPON network had helped ETB steadily boost market share and operating revenue in recent years, it faced increasing O&M and service issues. For example, it lacked sufficient PON network monitoring and automatic diagnosis mechanisms, leading to low efficiency in fault location and slow response times to customer complaints.

To address these issues, ZTE came up with an “Easyoptical+OTDR” solution, rapidly establishing a well-rounded FTTH GPON O&M assurance system that enables all the active equipment, regardless of its vendors, and the open data node (ODN) platform to be monitored in real time. In the test of interoperability with the third-party optical line termination (OLT) as part of the bidding process, the “Easyoptical+OTDR” solution delivered a brilliant performance, deeply impressing ETB with its user friendly interface, proactive fault detection and accurate fault location. The “Easyoptical+OTDR” solution consists of seven modules: fault diagnosis, real-time monitoring, alarm processing, performance prediction, statistics and analysis, online evaluation, and online optimisation. Through the modules, the solution enables the fast handling of FTTx network faults, enhances O&M efficiency, and optimizes service quality. As a result, customer complaint processing is turned from passive into active and user satisfaction is elevated.

The GTB Innovation Awards are presented by the authoritative telecoms industry publication Global Telecoms Business to recognise innovative telecommunications projects and services across the world. ZTE has been a recipient of the prestigious awards for several consecutive years.

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 provide 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.


Related Articles

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More