Ericsson has been awarded contracts with the three telecom operators in China to provide fixed broadband access. Millions of people in an initial nine Chinese provinces will now be able to enjoy high-definition TV, as well as high-speed broadband and quality voice services.
China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom are upgrading their networks with the latest available technology to provide the enhanced services to subscribers in Anhui, Guangdong, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Hubei, Liaoning, Shandong, Shanghai and Sichuan provinces to enjoy services such as quality voice, high-speed broadband and high-definition IPTV.
For these projects, Ericsson is to roll out what are known as FTTH networks for all three operators, using broadband fiber-access technology (GPON or Gigabit Passive Optical Network), and its patented air-blown fiber solution. Ericsson will also provide a range of professional services including competence development, network design and optimization, support services and consultancy.
“It is exciting to see all three Chinese telecom operators deploying fiber networks across the country to deliver data-thirsty, high-quality services. These initial rollouts in China, as well as the endorsements from around the world, have demonstrated yet again that cost-effective optical fiber solutions are becoming the leading technology for fixed deployment,” said Mats H Olsson, President of Ericsson Greater China.