ZTE, a provider of telecommunications equipment and
network solutions, announced it signed a national optical backbone network
contract with South African provider FibreCo.
The contract was signed by FibreCo president Andile
Ngcaba and ZTE senior vice president Chen Jie. ZTE will solely construct phase
one of the project, which includes 1,900 kilometers of fiber optic cable.
FibreCo was established by three leading South African
telecom companies to upgrade optical networks across the country. The FibreCo
national optical backbone network project aims to build a national open-access
network, and will make affordable optical networks available to businesses,
R&D centers and academic institutions.
As part of the project, ZTE will deploy several hundred sets of WDM
devices. This includes the next-generation ZXWM M920 unit, which employs
industry-leading WSS ROADM and 10G/40G transmission technologies and is
upgradeable to 100G.
In addition, built-in network planning software will
enhance network management and planning, making efficient use of FibreCo
resources while increasing network reliability and flexibility, thereby cutting
capital and operating expenses.
This landmark investment will provide affordable,
reliable and fast Internet access to ordinary South Africans,” said Andile
Ngcaba, president, FibreCo.
ZTE recently announced
its foray into the Smart Grid solutions market in India. The company has
launched a range of end-to-end solutions which will address the urgent need for
creation of Smart Grids by the Power sector in the country.
The launch is in line with the company’s strategy of introducing its
technologically advanced products and services to cater to the technology
requirements of the Government and of enterprises across industries for
enhanced growth in the country.
By Telecomlead.com Team