ZTE was also ranked first in the global EPON (Ethernet passive optical network) market with overall EPON product shipments of 3.042 million lines and a global EPON market share of 36.3 percent. The results in the second quarter of 2014 are mainly due to strong market expansion in Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Europe.
The Market Share Report 2Q14 FTTx, DSL, and CMTS report from Ovum reports that ZTE’s global PON OLT (optical line terminal) shipments in 2014 Q2 exceeded 15.26 million lines, representing a quarterly increase of 35 percent. The surge in OLT port shipments reflects continued FTTH (fibre to the home) network deployments by various content service providers (CSPs) such as China Telecom, CenturyLink in the U.S., and numerous operators in Eastern Europe and South and Central America, along with new network builds by operators including China Mobile, Google Fiber and AT&T’s new U.S. FTTH city/regional announcements.
Mr Zhu Yongxing, Vice President, ZTE, said: “ZTE’s PON products have maintained a strong development momentum in the second quarter of 2014, reflecting wide acceptance by operators worldwide. We will continue to provide top-of-the-range products and services to help global customers leapfrog their competitors.”
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