ZTE is strengthening China Mobile's nationwide core network by delivering its ZXONE 8000 and other 100G OTN equipment to the telecommunications company.

The company has won more than 60 percent share of the contracts in China Mobile's group tender for 100G Optical Transport Networking products for 2013.

ZTE won these contracts after passing stringent testing that assessed it on various factors including equipment technology, engineering implementation and network planning.

The tests rated ZTE No.1 and this ranking led to the company getting number of shares exceeding the combined total of all other vendors. This group tender was sought by vendors including Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell and Fiberhome.

China Mobile plans to roll out LTE networks in the next few years and the large-scale construction of 100G OTN networks will help this initiative.

Advanced 100G OTN equipment

ZXONE 8000, the advanced 100G OTN equipment from ZTE has the ability to implement ultra-large cross-connection capacity, support non-blocking multi-granularity grooming and seamlessly cover all network layers including national backbone network.

This product also provides outstanding ultra-long-haul 10G/40G/100G transmission solutions. ZTE notes that the cards for subracks with different capacities like 9.4T/3.2T/2.8T/1.4T/0.8T are compatible, which reduces investment on spare parts.

Earlier this year, China Mobile awarded about 50 percent of initial contract to Huawei and ZTE for its TD-LTE network.

As reported by Anne Morris from fiercewireless.com, both ZTE and Huawei and ZTE were awarded about 25-26 percent each from this share.

China Mobile is currently negotiating a deal with US-based Apple to sell an iPhone in China that supports its TD-LTE technology.