ZTE successfully becomes the exclusive supplier for Entel to build largest FTTx network in Bolivia
Entel to deploy ZTE’s ZXA10 C300 next-generation, large-capacity, high-density, and convergent full-service access platform
11 September 2014, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, has won a contract from Entel South America to build the first large-scale Fiber to the x (FTTx) network in Bolivia covering all four regions, offering fast broadband connectivity to consumers and businesses in the country.
Entel will deploy ZTE’s ZXA10 C300 next-generation, large-capacity, high-density, and convergent full-service access platform to meet the requirements for rapid construction and smooth evolution of networks. The ZXA10 C300 platform supports smooth upgrade to next-generation passive optical networks (PON) and wavelength-division multiplexing PON technologies. When completed, Entel’s FTTx network will cover most areas of Bolivia, reducing the technological divisions within the country.
Entel is the largest communications operator in Bolivia, ranking number one in the wireless market. Entel has around 4 million terminal users and provides global systems for mobile communications, universal mobile telecommunications system, 700 MHz LTE and other wireless services. In launching the FTTx network, Entel will greatly improve its broadband product offerings and consolidate its leading position in Bolivia’s telecommunications market.
Mr. Zhu Yongxing, General Manager of ZTE’s Fixed Network Product Line, said, “With advanced technical solutions and extensive commercial experience, ZTE is a global leader in FTTx solutions. We will help Entel provide better broadband services for customers to achieve sustainable growth and improve its competitive strength in Bolivia. In addition, we will help Entel roll out broadband services to most areas of the country.”
Before this project, ZTE built the two largest GPON networks in South America: the nationwide GPON network of ANTEL in Uruguay and the nationwide FTTH network of ETB in Colombia.
ZTE is one of the leading providers of fixed network equipment globally. Research company Ovum, has recently reported that ZTE shipped 4.78 million lines of GPON products between the fourth quarter of 2013 and the first quarter of 2014, an increase of 23.6 percent compared with the preceding period.
ZTE is a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions with the most comprehensive product range covering virtually every telecommunications sector, including wireless, access & bearer, VAS, terminals and professional services. The company delivers innovative, custom-made products and services to over 500 operators in more than 160 countries, helping them to meet the changing needs of their customers while growing revenue. ZTE commits 10 per cent of its annual revenue to research and development and has leadership roles in several international bodies devoted to developing telecommunications industry standards. ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility and is a member of the UN Global Compact. The company is China’s only listed telecom manufacturer that is publicly traded on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ). For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn.