Converge ICT, the telecommunication service provider in the Philippines, and ZTE plan to launch commercial 10-Gigabit-capable symmetric passive optical network (XGS-PON) infrastructure in South Luzon and the Visayas regions in the archipelagic country by May.
Converge is the first operator to provide residential XGS-PON services in the Philippines. ZTE will cooperate with Converge to expand the commercial range of XGS-PON in the coming years. Currently, ZTE ranks first globally in terms of market share in the customer premises equipment (CPE) segment, according to IHS.
According to a media release, ZTE employed multiple XGS-PON devices with ultra-high bandwidth, such as F8648P and Flex PON technologies, for a smooth evolution from GPON to XGS-PON.
In addition, ZTE has begun its tests on its WiFi 6 ONT and Mesh WiFi products and will provide high-quality and comprehensive XGS PON solutions and products. ZTE’s ONT has a 10 GE downlink port to satisfy users' high-speed access requirements.
"In the future, we will continue to work with ZTE to build a stable and efficient network in the Philippines,” said Ronald G. Brusola, Chief Technology Officer at Converge. “The next few years will be a window period for 10GPON development. We hope to work with ZTE to build a fixed broadband network that everyone can afford.”
“With our 10GPON connectivity up and running, we expect faster and greater things for businesses that utilise this technology,” Jesus Romero, Chief Operations Officer at Converge said. “With our continued partnership with ZTE, we are confident in providing our clients that competitive advantage.”