ZTE announced that it has clinched a 70% share of the first stage in the access network modernization project the Russian operator Rostelecom.
By this project, Rostelecom, the largest fixed network operator in Russia aims to deliver high-speed bandwidth over its existing copper cables.
With ZTE's Multi-Service Access Network (MSAN) product that adopts technologies such as VDSL, Rostelecom aims to build the first stage of the project. The second stage will implement such high-speed technologies as G.vectoring and G.fast. The solutions for the second stage are now under tests in Rostelecom.
The platform improves speeds of the existing copper network and supports high-bandwidth for the new services, including 4K/8K video and potentially AR/VR.
To help Rostelecom conduct an upgrade of its broadband infrastructure, ZTE offers its advanced optic/copper integrated product, the C350M/C300M MSAN equipment.
The product allows smooth evolution towards the FTTx network, enabling Rostelecom to directly deploy the MSAN product on its next-generation optical network.