ZTE Corp. to install Bulgaria's first DWDM network

May 11, 2005 - Network will connect Bulgaria with Turkey and Romania.

ZTE Corp. will install Bulgaria's first dense wavelength division multiplexing network in a contract with Cabletel, the country's leading fixed line operator.

The 500 km network will connect Bulgaria with Turkey and Romania and will provide 2.5 Gbit/sec and 10 Gbit/sec transmission to customers.

"I am delighted that ZTE is to introduce DWDM to Bulgaria," says Guo Jun, president of ZTE Eastern Europe. "We are proving again and again that we can meet the needs of operators in Europe and around the world across a wide range of telecommunications solutions. Our strategy in Eastern Europe is localization: We will work more closely with local partners, recruit more local employees and set up regional centers for maintenance and R&D."

This is the latest DWDM contract win for ZTE, whose optical solutions have been deployed around the world, with DWDM networks in India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Algeria, Poland, Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong.

With a full range of optical transport products, including synchronous digital hierarchy, (SDH), DWDM, optical add/drop multiplexers (OADM) and optical cross connects (OXC), ZTE is able to provide a complete package of optical network solutions and has become the dominant supplier of optical transport equipment in China.

ZTE is expanding its presence in Europe. Already this year, the corporation has announced agreements with industry giants France Telecom, Alcatel and Portugal Telecom. In March, ZTE announced that it is to become a global supplier of ADSL equipment to France Telecom, which boasts 118.6 million customers worldwide. The agreement with Alcatel, announced at February's 3GSM World Congress, will see ZTE's CDMA radio access portfolio integrated into Alcatel's CDMA end-to-end solutions. In January, ZTE signed a research and development memorandum of understanding with Portugal Telecom and an agreement with Skylink, Russia's largest CDMA operator.

The corporation is also taking its advanced wireless technology and solutions for the 3G era to 10 countries in its first European roadshow.

ZTE Corp. is a China-based telecommunications equipment manufacturer and wireless solutions provider. For more information visit www.zte.com.cn.

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