ZTE helps Orange Spain launch 10 Gbps XGS-PON services
7 January 2022, Shenzhen, China - ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile internet, in partnership with Orange Spain, has planned to launch commercial 10-gigabit-capable symmetric passive optical network (XGS-PON) services in five Spanish cities: Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Valencia and Zaragoza.
The services will provide users with 10 Gbps broadband and Wi-Fi experiences. It’s Orange’s first attempt at delivering 10 Gbps broadband to retail users.
In October 2021, Orange Spain demonstrated a live test of ZTE’s F8648P XGS-PON optical network terminal (ONT) on its network. The test result showed that the ONT achieved an uplink/downlink speed of 8.6 Gbps, close to the theoretical peak rate of XGS-PON.
Currently, ZTE ranks first globally in terms of market share in the customer premises equipment (CPE) segment. After multiple rounds of testing and evaluation, Orange Spain selected ZTE and its F8648P XGS-PON ONT.
ZTE’s ONT provides a 10 GE downlink port to meet users’ current and future high-speed access requirements. With its support for eight spatial streams and Wi-Fi 6 technology, the ONT enables up to 6 Gbps physical layer rates and a maximum of 128 end-user devices.