ZTE has announced that it delivered a stellar performance in 1Q16, exhibiting meaningful positive change in fibre-to-the-x (FTTx) passive optical network (PON) market share by gaining almost 0.8 points in worldwide market share based on a rolling four quarter basis. In addition, ZTE was market share leader in Central and South America for total gigabit passive optical network (GPON) equipment revenues and also for total optical network/terminal/optical network unit (ONT/ONU).
Moreover, in the wireline access market ZTE held the second biggest market share worldwide and continued to gain market share, strengthening its position. The data comes from research firm Ovum’s 2016 Q1 report on fixed-network titled: “Market Share Report: 1Q16 FTTx, DSL, and CMTS.”
ZTE is the global market share leader of 10G PON OLT according to Ovum’s 1Q16 report. In early 2016, ZTE released its Combo PON solution comprising GPON/XG-PON1 all in one optical module. This solution solves the problem of high costs, the need for large room occupancy, as well as complex fibre optic deployment and operation & maintenance (O&M) challenges during network upgrading to GPON XG-PON1. At the same PON port density, the ZTE Combo PON solution saves 60 percent of space compared to external wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) solutions, reducing equipment deployment costs by 26 percent, helping customers reduce capital expenditure (CAPEX) and operational expenditure (OPEX) by providing a low-cost network to ensure smooth upgrades and steady growth.
Mr Cai Jingzhe, Vice President at ZTE, said: “4K video, 4G/5G bearer and mass connections drive rapid growth in traffic and bandwidth. Networks need to further enhance their bandwidth to be able to protect operators in running broadband networks. The industry generally believes that the current global broadband access market, evolving into the Gigabit era, means that providing 10G broadband access to the home is an inevitable trend in future construction. Big broadband needs a solution that includes the three features of ultrafast pipes, flexible networks and intelligent operations.”