Alcatel-Lucent has won a deal to supply China Telecom with optical transport network (OTN) and wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) technology.
The France-based vendor’s solution will increase the capacity of CT’s optical transport network, expanding it to reach all of China’s major cities.
The country’s Broadband China programme aims to deliver high-speed fixed and mobile broadband connections to more than 250 million urban and rural homes by 2015.
Specificall, A-L is supplying 100G-ready converged OTN/WDM technology employed in the 1830 Photonic Service Switch and the Photonic Service Engine chip.
“China has set aggressive targets to expand broadband availability to underserved segments of the society,” said Rajeev Singh-Molares, A-L’s president of Asia Pacific.
“Our optical technology will enable China Telecom to address these critical demands cost-effectively today, and lay the groundwork for the future expansion and acceleration of their network to support 100G transport in the future.”
CT will roll out a large-scale deployment of 100G in the coming years, according to Singh-Molares.