ZTE, BT Jointly Win GTB Innovation Award for First Live FTTP-XGPON Customer
SHENZHEN, China -- June 8, 2013
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 the Fixed Network Infrastructure
Innovation award for First Live FTTP-XGPON (fibre to the premises 10G passive
optic network) Customer Deployment at the GTB Innovation Awards 2013.
This is the second time that ZTE has won the GTB Fixed Network Infrastructure
Innovation award following a win in 2011. This demonstrates ZTE’s commitment
to R&D in the commercialisation of broadband access.
The broadband network jointly deployed by ZTE and BT is the industry’s first
proof of concept trial of the XG-PON (also known as 10G-PON) broadband access
service. The XG-PON technology increases user bandwidth to 330Mbps and reduces
network delay by roughly 50 percent, achieving the fastest broadband rates in
the world at present.
“The GTB Innovation Award is recognition by the industry of ZTE’s dedication
to being the best business partner for operators,” said Xu Ziyang, Vice
President, ZTE Corporation. “We will continue to leverage our innovation
capabilities and leadership position in the broadband access space to help
operators across the globe address both the challenges and opportunities of
the broadband era.”
The ZTE/BT trial was a part of the pioneering Superfast Cornwall initiative
carried out by the European Union, BT and Cornwall Council, which is rolling
out faster broadband across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Ranulf Scarbrough, Superfast Cornwall programme director for BT, said: “This
award demonstrates the pioneering nature of Superfast Cornwall. Not only is
the partnership making a major contribution to the future success of Cornwall
and the Isles of Scilly by rolling out high-speed broadband communications to
hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses, it is also pushing the
technical boundaries and showing what can be achieved with the technology.”
According to the Ovum report on FTTx, DSL, and CMTS (Units), ZTE achieved
sustained growth in both optical access product shipments and revenues in
2012. Its PON OLT (optical line terminal) and ONT/ONU (optical network
terminal / optical network unit) shipments are both market share leaders,
accounting for 42 percent and 32 percent of the global market respectively.
BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and
solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its principal
activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local,
national and international telecommunications services to its customers for
use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and
services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists
principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Retail, BT
Wholesale and Openreach.
In the year ended 31 March 2013, BT Group’s revenue was £18,017m with profit
before taxation of £2,501m.
British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group
plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group., BT
Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York., For more
information, visit www.btplc.com
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 140
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
Margrete Ma, +86 755 26775207
Jamie Stevenson, +44 20 8392 4095
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