ZTE, China Telecom Shaanxi, China Telecom Research Institute’s 50G PON + FTTR-B first

Created June 16, 2024
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ZTE has announced a partnership with China Telecom Shaanxi and China Telecom Research Institute to employ a “three-mode 50G PON + FTTR-B” solution to establish what it claims is the industry’s first high-quality digital campus network at Xi’an Medical Technology Vocational School. Delivering 50G to the campus and 10G to the classroom, the company says this project advances the integration of next-generation 50G PON optical access network technology with higher education networks, setting a benchmark for the long-term evolution and upgrade of campus networks nationwide.

ZTE says the three-mode 50G PON + FTTR-B solution includes several industry-first innovations, including China Telecom Research Institute’s Multi-PON Module (MPM) module, which allows multiple generations of optical access technology to coexist and evolve towards 50G PON; an FTTR-B main ONT that has a 50G PON uplink port and up to eight FTTR 2.5G/10G combo downlink ports;

a new Power over Fibre (PoF) solution to address the difficulties in powering Wi-Fi Access Points (APs) in the campus, using an optical-electric hybrid cable; and China Telecom Research Institute’s self-developed management platform, the Industrial PON Self-Service Platform (iPON-SSP), simplifying operations and maintenance and enhancing the intelligent operation capabilities of the campus network.

Moving forward, says ZTE, the solution can be replicated and promoted in sectors such as hospitals, hotels, and airports to accelerate the digital transformation of various industries. ZTE will continue to work with China Telecom Shaanxi to advance the commercialisation of 50G PON technology, explore its commercial value across different sectors.

For more information, visit www.zte.com.cn

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This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.