Nokia said the technology provides the backhaul infrastructure to support subscribers — residential, enterprises, hotels, banks, schools and hospitals spread — and will deliver better quality mobile data experiences its subscribers now expect in the 4G/5G era.
China Mobile is investing in new base stations and more than 100,000 LTE small cells, which will be networked over the GPON fiber backhaul technology. GPON provides a cost-efficient and scalable backhaul infrastructure over the last mile of access – a critical enabler for the mass deployment of small cells.
Nokia’s GPON mobile backhaul solution allows China Mobile to further develop its LTE broadband user base, while at the same time expand its fiber to the home (FTTH) footprint needed to connect more residential and enterprise users.
China Mobile, the world’s largest telecom operator, aims to gain the network capacity, flexibility and scale to support the 54 percent increase in data traffic expected across Asia Pacific by 2020. The streamlining of network operations will also lower the total cost of ownership and simultaneously enhance subscribers’ mobile service experiences.