ZTE to release the most powerful XG-PON1 home gateway in the industry

19 February 2016, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, will release its ZXHN F260A, a next generation passive optical network (XG-PON1) home gateway that delivers the industry's best performance at the 2016 GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. As part of ZTE's XG-PON1 solution, the ZXHN F260A employs cutting-edge technologies, including XG-PON1, 802.11ac Wave 2, 10G Ethernet and USB 3.0, to provide users with ultra-fast triple-play services.

The ZXHN F260A has a 10G Ethernet port to offer a full line rate of up to 10Gbps downstream for home users, which is required for ultra-high bandwidth fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) application. Moreover, enterprise routers and switches can connect to the 10G Ethernet port to fulfil the requirements of fibre-to-the-office (FTTO) scenarios. The ZXHN F260A supports 3x3 11n@2.4GHz and 4x4 11ac@5GHz in dual-band dual-concurrent mode to deliver speeds of up to 2.2Gbps. This enables it to easily transmit multiple simultaneous HD video streams and other services. The adoption of beam-forming technology by the ZXHN F260A drastically improves its transmission performance, which translates into more stable and longer range Wi-Fi coverage for users.

The ZXHN F260A also complies with the IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2 specification, whose multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) feature supports sending data to four user groups simultaneously. Compared with the single-user MIMO (SU-MIMO) feature of 802.11ac Wave 1, MU-MIMO improves the utilisation of Wi-Fi by at least 30 percent. The ZXHN F260A has two USB 3.0 host ports with speeds 10 times faster than USB 2.0. The ports are not only better for supporting file sharing services through USB storage, but also enable LTE backup access or hybrid access via external LTE dongles. With the release of the ZXHN F260A high-performance XG-PON1 home gateway, ZTE expects to bring users an ultra-high bandwidth experience and accelerate the commercial deployment of XG-PON1 solutions.

ZTE is committed to promoting the commercial deployment of XG-PON1 solutions. As a leader of fibre-to-the-x (FTTx), ZTE launched the industry's first ASIC-based 8-port XG-PON1 board in the second half of 2013, one year prior to other vendors. The board has been commercially deployed by operators including Orange Spain, China Mobile, and Telkom. 

According to the latest report on fixed-network products released by research firm Ovum, "Market Share Report: 3Q15 FTTx, DSL, and CMTS", ZTE ranked number two worldwide for PON optical network terminal (ONT)/optical network unit (ONU) shipments with a 30 percent market share between Q4 2014 and Q3 2015.

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