October 24, 2013
ZTE Helps Jazztel Build Fiber to the Home Network in Spain
By Rajani Baburajan
ZTE (News - Alert), a Chinese telecommunications equipment provider, has been selected by Jazztel, a leading telecommunication service provider with its own network in Spain, to deploy a national high-speed broadband fiber to the home (FTTH) network across Spain.
The network expansion is in response to the growing demand for high-speed broadband Internet and mobile Internet services in the region. Over the past three years, Jazztel has experienced 20 percent growth in revenue and user base, the company said.
The new network is expected to cover three million home and corporate users and bring in a new era for Spain’s broadband market, the company said.
Under the terms of the agreement, ZTE will help Jazztel build a broadband network within a period of two years. ZTE provides the telco with an end-to-end solution that includes a full range of services including equipment, engineering and maintenance.
“We are committed to helping Jazztel provide customers with better broadband services, achieve sustainable revenue growth, and boost its competitive edge in Spain. By doing that, we hope to elevate the broadband penetration rate of the country and bring benefits to the general populace,” said Zhu Yongxing, vice president at ZTE.
The company is offering a next-generation, integrated full-service optical access platform -- the ZXA10 C300 -- which allows for a smooth evolution to next-generation passive optical networks (NG PON) and wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) PON technology, according to ZTE.
The solution saves equipment room resources, cuts power consumption, reduces total cost of ownership (TCO) and improves profitability, ZTE added.
ZTE also provided a 1+1 (optical network terminal (ONT) + home gateway) home networking solution that delivers high-quality access to diverse services including high speed Internet, voice and video.
According to Jose Miguel Garcia Fernandez, chief executive officer of Jazztel, the FTTH network will allow more users to enjoy the best of fiber network services in Spain.
Edited by Rory J. Thompson
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