ZTE launches Combo PON Plus for resource sharing between FTTx and 5G

Via ZTE Press Center

Jul 6, 2020

7 July 2020, Shenzhen, China - ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today has unveiled its Combo PON Plus solution. The solution features independent wavelengths to simultaneously provide GPON and 10G PON services while implementing 5G fronthaul over one port and one feeder fiber, thereby achieving rapid, cost-effective 5G deployments and full-service operations.

ZTE’s Combo PON Plus solution has innovatively introduced Combo PON Plus card to connect 5G macro cells through the OLT (Optical Line Terminal) platform. Different from traditional direct-fiber connection schemes, ZTE's Combo PON Plus solution can fully reuse the existing FTTx network infrastructure, such as access offices, fibers, ducts and outdoor cabinets, to reduce the rollout costs and shorten the service provisioning time.

The Combo PON Plus solution is a further innovation based on ZTE's Combo PON solution which allows networks to upgrade from GPON to 10G PON in a smooth and economical manner. It was introduced firstly by ZTE in 2016 and has already been deployed on a large scale. As a global leader in the FTTx industry, ZTE had ranked second worldwide in terms of the FTTx market share in Q1 2020, according to a report of Dell'Oro Group. ZTE is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices and enterprise technology solutions to consumers, operators, companies and public sector customers. The company has been committed to providing customers with integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value as the telecommunications and information technology sectors converge. Listed in the stock exchanges of Hong Kong and Shenzhen (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), ZTE sells its products and services in more than 160 countries.

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