Nokia and China Telecom have signed a frame agreement for the supply of DSL equipment to four of China Telecom’s subsidiaries in Fujian, Guangdong, Hunan and Jiangsu provinces.
The frame agreements call for the supply of more than 100,000 DSL lines. Nokia will supply D50 and the D500 next-generation multiservice access platform and related services. Delivery and implementation have already started.
Nokia will also provide an Implementation and Project Management service, as well as Care service to maintain the competitiveness of the network.
The Nokia D500 Multiservice Access Platform supports ADSL, SHDSL, and VDSL based on a standard DMT chipset. The high-density, high-capacity D500 provides for a wide range of services and is designed to provide operators with the ability to evolve their networks from ATM to IP as IP becomes the prevalent protocol in the access network.