ZTE to Supply Bearer Network Solution to Finnet Group
ZTE Corporation, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, announced an agreement with Westlink, part of the Finish telecommunications group Finnet, to supply a unified multi-service metro bearer solution on February 18, 2010.
ZTE’s IPTN bearer network solution will enable Westlink to offer traditional voice services and interconnection over Finnet’s all-IP-networks.
The network will be based on ZTE’s ZXCTN 6100 PTN solution, which consolidates Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) and Metro Ethernet transport into a multi-service solution, enabling the unified transport of traditional TDM and Ethernet services, as well as replacing the existing SDH network.
ZTE’s solution interfaces with legacy switching and IP/MPLS core networks, providing a 1588v2-based high precision clock transfer and accommodating the requirements of fixed voice and mobile services. Designed to provide centralised switching and modularity, ZXCTN 6100 offers multiple interfaces for connecting to different networks, driving down TCO and allowing a smooth transition to the IP-based transport network.
Finnet group, a Finish telecommunications group, operates its own fixed-line broadband, cable TV and voice networks, whilst leasing bandwidth resources to other mobile operators and delivering mobile backhaul services for mobile operators. Westlink offers voice and VoIP services to Finnet operators.
ZTE has been selected by China Mobile to build PTN commercial trials in various cities in China, following its top ranking in the mobile operator’s procurement for next generation mobile transport network. It has also built PTN networks for a number of countries including Brazil and Montenegro.