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 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 centrepiece 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 analogue 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.
Mike Wang, head of the joint management team of Nokia Networks China and Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell (ASB), says: “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.”
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.