Nokia has been awarded over 30% of China Mobile’s recent project to construct a 100G optical network in support of its rollout of mobile broadband services for the world’s largest 4G network. Nokia’s innovative optical technologies will help China Mobile achieve its “Broadband China” strategy.
The win, part of Nokia’s 2016 frame agreement with China Mobile, will see Nokia deploy a 100G Optical Transport Network and DWDM backbone based on the recently announced 1830 PSS-24X packet optical transport system. This versatile optical platform will help China Mobile deploy services rapidly and provide scalable capacity for a wide range of cloud-based mobile services delivered to its massive 4G subscriber base.
The centerpiece of the network architecture is a four port 100G DWDM line card for the Nokia 1830 PSS-24X. This high-density line card leverages the recently announced Photonic Service Engine 2 Compact (PSE-2c), Nokia’s low-power 100G-optimized digital signal processor. In combination with CFP2 analog coherent pluggable optics, the line card enables China Mobile to simply and quickly add optical capacity as needed.
Nokia’s optical network expertise will help China Mobile roll out the world’s largest 4G network, with a subscriber base of over 300 million expected. This deployment is expected to help China Mobile quickly add optical capacity, meet rising mobile data demands in the cloud era and deliver the highest speed and quality to the expanding 4G customer base.
Mike Wang, head of the joint management team of Nokia Networks China and Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, said, “This is a crucial win with our longstanding partner. With our innovative 100G OTN solution, we are able to help China Mobile meet the higher requirements for large-scale 4G construction. 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.”