4 August 2011, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, has won the contract to build a metro Ethernet transport network CEN (Carrier Ethernet Network) project for the Philippines’ largest mobile carrier, Smart Communications.
As part of the deal, ZTE will build a reliable, powerful and stable bearer network for the carrier across the entire country. ZTE will use its new-generation ZXCTN 9008/9004 IP transport products for several core and convergence rings to bear the services of different performances and capacities over the metro Ethernet.
Smart is the wholly-owned subsidiary of the Philippines’ largest carrier PLDT (Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company), of which Japan’s NTTCom holds 21% of PLDT shares.
Smart operates mobile services and has 50 million 2G/3G users. PLDT plans to establish an LTE network covering 95% of the country’s population within three years.
ZTE’s new-generation ZXCTN 9008/9004 IP transport products have been widely deployed in many Asia Pacific countries. They support layered, automatic fault detection for fast protection switching, performance monitoring, fault locating and signal integrity, while the key modules and power supply incorporate redundant backup for added reliability. The Smart metro Ethernet project will increase their market share in this region and raise the competitiveness of ZTE’s IPTN products.
Up to the end of 2010, ZTE’s bearer network products had been used by 558 carriers across 126 countries. The “Optical Transport Report 1Q11” by Dell'Oro Group showed that ZTE’s PTN products had the world’s largest market share in the first quarter of 2011.