CHINA: ZTE Corp. is pleased to achieve the global No. 1 ranking for shipments of PON (passive optical networking) products in a report compiled by industry consulting firm Ovum, as the company leveraged its market-leading technologies to win contracts and outperform competitors in this segment.
According to Ovum’s Market Share Report: 2012 FTTx, DSL, and CMTS Units, ZTE was the world’s leading vendor with 42 percent market share globally in shipments of PON optical line terminals (OLTs) in 2012, after the company shipped 1.72 million lines.
Based on Ovum’s data, ZTE also ranked first globally in shipments of optical network terminals (ONTs) and optical network units (ONUs) with 32 percent market share, after the company achieved shipments of more than 13 million lines. Ovum’s data showed that ZTE attained market leadership while the total number of OLT ports shipped declined between 2011 and 2012.
For many years, ZTE has been able to maintain annual growth rate of more than 30 percent in its PON business, thanks to the company’s commitment to technology innovation and the growth in investment in FTTx networks globally.
ZTE’s strong understanding of the market and superior technology has helped the company win contracts from the world’s main telecommunication operators as they build and optimize their optical networks, especially in the important markets of China, Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America.
“ZTE’s leading position in the PON market is the result of broad recognition of our work from across the global telecommunications industry,” said Zhu Yongxing, GM of ZTE’s fixed-network products. “We will continue our efforts in innovation and service to develop our PON business, to support operators globally in building high-speed and intelligent broadband optical networks.”