China Telecom has awarded a 1 billion yuan ($146 million) passive optical network equipment contract to ZTE.
ZTE will supply its ZXA10 xPON passive access system to support China Telecom’s City Optical Network project, which was launched in 2009.
The solution is based on triple-play service which provides multicast and DBA capabilities and supports high broadband subscriber access services such as HSI, VoIP, IPTV, and CATV, ZTE said.
China Telecom plans to deploy 20 million lines of fiber optic equipment in order to provide 12Mbps broadband access to more than 70% of the rural areas and up to 100Mbps access speeds for major cities across the country.
In a separate announcement, ZTE said it has been contracted by Telekom Malaysia as one of the major suppliers for Malaysia's nation-wide high-speed broadband network.
Under the deal, ZTE will provide Telekom Malaysia with multi-service access nodes as part of the phase one of the HSBB network development.