China Mobile awards contracts for 100G OTN

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China Mobile has issued contracts to build a 100G optical backbone network to support the rollout of 4G services and help meet its Broadband China strategy ambitions.

Nokia revealed it has been awarded a more than 30% share of the project. Under the contract, Nokia will deploy a 100G OTN and DWDM backbone for China's largest mobile operator by subscribers.

China Mobile plans to use the optical platform to deploy services more rapidly, meet rising mobile data demands and be able to provide scalable capacity for a range of cloud-based 4G services.

“This is a crucial win with our longstanding partner,” commented Mike Wang, head of the joint management team of Nokia Networks China and Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell. Nokia and China Mobile have had a working relationship since 1994.

“With our innovative 100G OTN solution, we are able to help China Mobile meet the higher requirements for large-scale 4G construction,” Wang added.

“We are committed to delivering the latest optical transmission innovations to enable China Mobile to optimize their networks and open up new opportunities for their subscribers.”

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