CAT and ZTE build national fibre backbone

27 Feb 2009

ZTE Corporation of China is partnering Thai state-run telco CAT Telecom to build a fibre-optic backbone network across Thailand. Under a new contract, ZTE will provide CAT with a Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) backbone transmission platform supporting a planned rollout of around 10,000km of DWDM fibre-optic cable. When finished, the network will consist of DWDM long-distance and provincial trunk lines, interconnected with local Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) that will carry extensive IP traffic, including 1 Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet and other access services.

Thailand, CAT Telecom, ZTE