Alibaba Deploys ZTE Broadband Technology for China Singles’ Day Online Shopping Traffic

  Alibaba Deploys ZTE Broadband Technology for China Singles’ Day Online
  Shopping Traffic

    ZTE’s ZXONE 8700 OTN system delivers ultra-large bandwidth approaching
300Gbits/s and fault-free reliability to help Alibaba handle massive surge in
                            online shopping orders

Business Wire

SHENZHEN, China -- November 13, 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, is pleased to provide mission-critical
high-speed data transmission systems to help Alibaba Group handle a
record-breaking surge in online shopping traffic on China Singles’ Day on 11
November, the busiest day of the year for Internet retailers in China.

ZXONE 8700, ZTE’s industry-leading series of 100 Gigabits per second (100G)
optical transport network systems, carried 90% of Alibaba’s operating data
traffic on China Singles’ Day, as a surge in online shopping orders pushed
Alibaba’s peak data traffic to almost 300 Gbits per second, sustained for a
period of 7 hours.

For the 24-hour duration of China Singles’ Day, ZTE’s OTN systems deployed by
Alibaba delivered excellent network performance and fault-free reliability,
with no malfunction warning reported. The unprecedented network traffic volume
on Alibaba’s platforms on China Singles’ Day presented the sternest
examination of the capabilities of ZXONE 8700. The ultra-high bandwidth,
large-capacity and robust ZXONE 8700 proved equal to the challenge.

Alibaba Group expressed its gratitude to ZTE for the dedicated support and
excellent performance of the optical transport network systems.

In anticipation of China Singles’ Day, ZTE created a special task force to
support Alibaba, developing contingency plans and emergency solutions, and
conducted meticulous testing of core systems and backup equipment. Network
specialists and product development engineers at ZTE collaborated to develop a
comprehensive set of solutions intended for various emergency scenarios,
ensuring speedy system fault diagnosis and fast replacement of malfunctioning
equipment to provide rapid service recovery. ZTE’s special Alibaba taskforce
provided round-the-clock support in the run-up to China Singles’ Day at more
than 10 Alibaba’s OTN Wide Area Networks (WAN) sites including Hangzhou and
Qingdao. A fleet of emergency vehicles was on standby for rapid deployment at
Alibaba’s Hangzhou headquarters.

In June, ZTE was the sole winning bidder in Alibaba’s tender for 100G OTN
network, and was entrusted to help build the broadband network infrastructure
supporting Alibaba’s e-commerce platforms including, Taobao
Marketplace,, eTao, Alipay, Juhuasuan and Alibaba Cloud Computing.
ZTE completed equipment delivery within 20 days of the signing of the
agreement with Alibaba, and ZTE took fewer than 10 days to complete testing
for the 100G and 80G networks. ZTE’s rapid delivery and network installation
capabilities exceeded the expectations of Alibaba.

About ZTE

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


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