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Jazztel’s FTTH deployment in Spain starts commercial operations

Veronica C. Silva | Oct. 28, 2013
Partner ZTE promises scalability of fibre-to-the-home network

The national high-speed broadband fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) of fixed network operator Jazztel has commenced commercial operations in Spain.

Telecom equipment and solutions company ZTE, which provided Jazztel with an end-to-end turnkey solution, described FTTH deployment as progressing “satisfactorily”.

In line with the FFTH framework agreement signed between Jazztel and ZTE in November 2012, the end-to-end turnkey solution included equipment, engineering and maintenance.  The plan was to deliver FTTH to three million homes and corporate users within two years. 

With demand for broadband “soaring” in Spain, Jazztel said a natural next step for them was to build its own FTTH network. 

“We are pleased to carry out this strategic cooperation with ZTE in building our national high-speed broadband FTTH network which will allow more users to enjoy the best of fibre network services in Spain,” said Jose Miguel Garcia Fernandez, chief executive officer, Jazztel. 

To make the FTTH network “future-proof and scalable,” ZTE offered the ZXA10 C300, which is a next-generation integrated full-service optical access platform.  

Transition 

The platform, according to ZTE, permits smooth transition to next-generation passive optical networks (NG PON) and wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) PON technology.

Because Jazztel’s network construction mode required a high density of PON ports, ZTE offered 16-port gigabit passive optical network (GPON) boards. 

ZTE said these boards, aside from having the highest port density in the industry, “save equipment room resources, significantly cuts power consumption, reduces total cost of ownership (TCO), and improves profitability.” 

For the delivery of high-quality access to diverse services that include high speed Internet, voice and video, ZTE provided a 1+1 (optical network terminal (ONT) + home gateway) home networking solution. 

“This solution meets Jazztel’s long-term service and bandwidth needs while also enhancing quality of experience and user satisfaction,” ZTE said. 

Jazztel is a fixed network operator offering fixed line voice, data and Internet and has a user based of more than 1.3 million. As one of the fastest growing operators in Europe, it has seen its users and revenues grow at an annual rate of 20 percent. 

 

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