ZTE to Build 40G Long-Haul Backbone Network for Portugal’s Optimus

Release Date:2010-03-03  Author:ZTE  Click:98


2 March 2010 – ZTECorporation (“ZTE” - H share stock code: 00763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today announced an optical transmission agreement with Optimus, a Portuguese communication services provider. ZTE will build a long-haul optical transmission network for Optimus to connect Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, with Porto, the country’s second largest city.


The new Optimus network will be based on ZTE’s ZXWM M920 solution, a next generation intelligent optical networking product that combines high-capacity and long-haul transmission capabilities. This network will be replacing current infrastructure as Optimus’ legacy equipment can no longer meet the requirements of an ever-increasing customer base and growth in data traffic. 


“As with many other European carriers, Optimus is faced with the challenge of meeting the requirements of a growing customer base and the exponential demand for data, leading it to upgrade its infrastructure with a cutting-edge solution. With its high-capacity and superior transmission performance, ZTE’s 40G solution is well-placed to help Optimus build a next-generation network covering key Portuguese cities,” said Mr. Chen Yufei, VP of bearer network at ZTE.


ZTE’s ZXWM M920 solution supports a capacity of N*40Gbps and offers robust service access features and scheduling functions, enabling the delivery of a variety of services including FC, 10GE and 40GE. The solution’s NMS supports a web function, enabling remote login and network monitoring. The secure and reliable Auto Performance Optimisation (APO) function eases network maintenance and the high systems integration and low power consumption ensure this solution meets environment protection requirements. In full compliance with OTN standards, the equipment enables all-IP-oriented transmission and supports loading of GMPLS/WSON onto the control plane, therefore it can be used to build all levels of backbone networks and private networks.

Owned by the Sonaecom Group and France Telecom, Optimus is Portugal’s second largest fixed-line and third largest cellular operator. This deal represents a major breakthrough for ZTE’s backbone optical transmission products in the European mainstream carrier market.


ZTE has built a number of large-scale backbone transmission networks in European countries. According to the latest market share report (3Q09) from OVUM, ZTE is ranked fourth in terms of global optical network market share, positioning it as a leading optical network solution supplier.



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