China Mobile selects Nokia for 100G deployment

17 August 2016 | Jason McGee-Abe


Nokia has been awarded over 30% of China Mobile's project to construct a 100G optical network in support of its “Broadband China” strategic rollout of mobile broadband services.

Nokia will 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 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,” said Mike Wang, head of the joint management team of Nokia Networks China and Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell (ASB).

“We are committed to delivering the latest optical transmission innovations to enable China Mobile to optimise their networks and open up new opportunities for their subscribers."

Nokia will provide its recently announced flagship packet-optical transport platform, the Nokia 1830 PSS-24x.

China Mobile’s 4G network is expected to attract a subscriber base of over 300 million, which would make it one of the largest 4G networks in the world.