ZTE Expands European Presence Through Netgem

China-based communication solutions provider, ZTE and Netgem Sign Strategic Partnership to Address the European Fiber Market. ZTE provides telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, while Netgem is the publisher of Diamond, a cloud-based software suite for entertainment and connected home services, and a provider of end-to-end solutions for the telecommunications market.

ZTE and Netgem announced that they have signed a strategic partnership that would enable Netgem to offer connected home solutions to European fiber operators. Netgem has offices in France, UK, Mexico, and Singapore.

As per the partnership agreement, ZTE will provide device portfolios and innovation roadmap backed up with its cost-effective production capability and a long-term financing facility. Meanwhile, Netgem will provide European TV multi-service providers with software and contents, by virtue of its 20 years of experience in connected home solutions.

With this partnership, operators, who are confronted with new opportunities and challenges in their ultra-broadband transition, will benefit from ZTE and Netgem’s innovative solutions as well as combined hardware, software, and services.

Last week, during the FTTH Council Europe Conference that was held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, ZTE unveiled its end-to-end FTTH solution and shared its expertise with European partners. ZTE showcased the industry’s first optical access platform with a high-end router architecture, TITAN. Supporting FMC and virtualization, TITAN enables the integration of access, transport, routing, and IT infrastructures.

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TITAN supports 16-port 10G-PON and Combo PON cards, thereby allowing the network to deliver ultra-broadband, big video, 5G services, and massive connectivity. It supports diverse network slicing and application scenarios.

TITAN features a fully distributed architecture, which is oriented towards SDN and NFV to support edge network re-architecture and evolution, and satisfy the requirements of Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC) and 5G+FTTH access.

TITAN addresses the next generation optical access network requirements with WDM-PON and low-latency architecture technologies. TITAN supports 300mm low-power built-in blade servers, thereby eliminating the need for additional space, integrating edge computing and NFVI. The built-in blade can work as an access CDN to locally offload video traffic and save upper-layer network resources. It can also serve as an edge NFVI, where vSTB applications can be deployed to shorten the TTM of services and optimize OPEX.

ZTE has also launched its ODN product portfolio, which aims at helping operators rapidly build networks while enabling fast deployment, smart acceptance, smart diagnosis, fast troubleshooting and smart O&M of optical networks. ZTE’s video multiplexing solution helps operators build an FTTH network that integrates multiple services, such as CATV.

The eMonitor solution shown by ZTE allows operators to flexibly conduct fiber network construction, acceptance, and operation. ZTE has introduced a full range of leading Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) products to deliver an ultimate broadband experience.

ZTE’s 10G/1G/100M customizable CPEs supports upstream xPON, xDSL and xGE interfaces and are compatible with various connection modes, including Wi-Fi 6/5/4, POTS and IoT.

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