ZTE Combo PON Solution & Smart Parking System Win Total Telecom Innovation Awards

1 December 2017, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, won two innovation awards for its Combo PON solution and smart parking system at the World Communication Awards (WCA) 2017 held by Total Telecom, a renowned telecom publication, in London, the U.K.

The ZTE Combo PON solution earned the “Highly Commended” award in the “Innovation Award: Vendor" category. ZTE is the first vendor to innovate a 3-in-1 Combo PON solution. Integrating GPON and 10G GPON into a single optical module through a built-in WDM1, and processing signals separately based on different MAC addresses, the solution is able to simultaneously deliver GPON and 10G GPON services over one PON port. This effectively addresses issues such as deployment complexities and high costs due to different standards in 10G GPON deployment and GPON upgrade.

It is estimated that the solution can reduce the equipment footprint by 60% and the deployment cost by 26% in the central office (CO) while also cutting the amount of line card types and spare parts by 50%. In addition, the solution will not cause optical power loss; thereby ensuring the normal operation of the existing GPON service. ZTE is currently cooperating with over 20 operators in China and overseas to implement the Combo PON solution. Commercial rollouts have been completed with carriers including China Telecom and China Unicom ,and commercial tests have been finished in countries such as Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Bolivia.

The ZTE smart parking system won the "Most Innovative IoT Solution" award. The system is the industry’s first narrowband-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) based smart parking solution ever used in pilot deployments. It innovatively integrates various technologies, including IoT, wireless communications and geographic information system (GIS), to enable the data collection, management, query, reservation and navigation of parking spaces; thereby realizing the efficient allocation of parking resources. The system has been commercially trialed in over 40 cities globally, including the Xiongan New Area, Tianjin, Shenzhen, Brussels, and Madrid.

Total Telecom is a globally renowned telecom publication with a readership of more than 100,000 industry professionals from over 200 countries. The prestigious World Communication Awards held annually by Total Telecom recognizes outstanding contributions made by operators and vendors alike. Winning two innovation awards in this year's edition of the awards is a powerful testimony to ZTE's achievements in the optical access and IoT fields.

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