#Nokia scores 30% construction of optical network for world’s biggest operator

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Nokia will take part in the construction of China Mobile’s 100G optical network. Nokia has been awarded over 30% of China Mobile’s project to help China Mobile support its “Broadband China” strategy, and meet rising mobile data demands in the cloud era. Nokia will deploy its flagship packet Nokia 1830 PSS-24x for optical networks. The construction is expected to start this year and it will definitely have a positive impact on Nokia’s Q4 results.

Press release

Nokia optical networking to help China Mobile achieve “Broadband China” strategy

  • Nokia awarded over 30% share of China Mobile’s 2016-2017 new construction of optical network, which will meet the future needs of mobile subscribers on the world’s largest 4G network
  • Nokia’s innovative 100G optical technologies to help China Mobile support its “Broadband China” strategy, meet rising mobile data demands in the cloud era
  • Nokia will provide its recently announced flagship packet-optical transport platform, the Nokia 1830 PSS-24x

Beijing, China – Nokia has been awarded over 30% of China Mobile’s 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 ambitious “Broadband China” strategy.

The win, part of Nokia’s 2016 frame agreement with China Mobile, will see Nokia deploy a 100G Optical Transport Network (OTN) and Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (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. This will be a key requirement as China Mobile rolls out mobile broadband services to satisfy its customers’ increasing and rapidly shifting demands.

Key Facts

  • 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 will 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 (ASB), 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.”

Did You Know?
Nokia and China Mobile have been working together since 1994, when the company supported China Mobile’s first GSM call. As a key member of the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) organization, Nokia helped TD-LTE become a global standard. Nokia continues to support China Mobile as it delivers on the country’s Internet Plus initiative, which aims to integrate the Internet with traditional industries to fuel economic growth.