China Mobile deploys OTN+OXC system powered by ZTE

ZTE announced that Guangxi branch of China Mobile has deployed the industry’s largest-capacity OTN+OXC system combining optical and electrical cross-connection.
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This system employs ZTE’s electrical cross-connect subrack with the industry’s largest capacity of 64T – ZXONE 19700 and the OXC optical cross-connect platform. The optical and electrical hybrid cross-connect system simplifies the operation and maintenance, improves the efficiency of network deployment, O&M (Operation and Maintenance, and supports smooth upgrade in the future.

China Mobile’s Guangxi branch has adopted the ZXONE 19700, an electrical cross-connect platform provided by ZTE with the industry’s largest capacity of 64T. This product supports a maximum capacity of 192T non-blocking electrical cross-connect cluster for commercial use, and supports smooth upgrade to double the capacity in the future.

ZTE has provided an optical cross-connect platform based on optical backplane switching, which is more advantageous than an ROADM system in terms of single-WSS (Wavelength Selective Switch) insertion loss, board integration and overall power consumption. It can implement automatic fiber interconnection, reduce the number of fibers and lower the error rate of manual fiber connection.

Moreover, the integrated optical label technology used by this optical cross-connect platform can implement intelligent monitoring and tracking of wavelengths, to significantly improve network deployment and O&M efficiency.