ZyXEL Communications, supplier of broadband Internet access devices, routers, ISDN terminal adapters, and high performance modems, is maintaining the growing momentum with the latest gain of VDSL2 equipment offer from Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Taiwan’s biggest telecom player.
With firm plans to complete the construction of “next generation access network” project by 2013, CHT has made an investment of NT$60 billion (US$1.9 billion), deciding also to hand over the job to ZyXEL, which has been showing superior performance with its active Ethernet ETTx solution and multi-service features targeted at service providers. The 340,000 line deal is the largest and most complex order for a single tender to date.
“Winning several CHT tenders in a row is recognition of ZyXEL’s technical expertise and competitiveness,” says Dr. Yuh-Long Chen, President of ZyXEL Communications. “ZyXEL will take full advantage of its experience obtained from major overseas VDSL projects to help CHT deploy an island-wide broadband network. We are confident that our professional experience and knowledge will lay a solid foundation for our relationship with CHT.”
Under this deal, ZyXEL will provide VDSL2 devices including 8- and 16-port VES1600 Series VDSL2 rack- and wall-mountable environment hardened switches and the IES5005 chassis based unit for remote FTTB/FTTC deployment, and an integrated VDSL2 gateway with built-in 4-port router and WiFi.
ZyXEL switches deliver enhanced Quality of Service mechanism and Dual-Rate-3-Color, for CHT. In addition to Dual-Rate-3-Color, 64 Kbps increment has the capability to offer CHT the flexibility of bandwidth adjustment for various bandwidth sets as per the customer demand. ZyXEL VDSL2 DSLAMs can offer the choice between AC and DC power. The solution enables CHT to offer value-added triple play and interactive media services such as Multimedia on Demand (MOD).
Next Generation Network (NGN) is a completely digitized communications architecture which amalgamates fixed-line, mobile phone, and internet data services in a single network platform.