ZTE, China Mobile team for optical network

ZTE has teamed up with China Mobile to complete the carrier's optical transmission network. The companies expect to complete the project by March. Once complete, the network will have over 25,000 km of cable and 521 network nodes throughout Western and Southern China. The network is based on ZTE's Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology, which makes use of long-haul transmission technologies. Phase 1 of China Mobile's network has been serving 17 provinces in Western and Southern China since 2002. The next phase will overlap with the first and cover 13 provinces in the same region. ZTE claims to have installed 150,000 sets of optical products in over 40 countries, including DWDM networks in India, Pakistan and Bulgaria.

For more on ZTE and China Mobile's back-hauling optical network:
- see this piece from Digital Media Asia