ZTE reaffirms commitment to build sustainable green FTTH networks


ZTE  has reaffirmed its ESG commitment, during the the annual FTTH Conference in Madrid, Spain. In his presentation with the theme “Building Green FTTH Networks for Sustainable Development," ZTE’s senior director of the ZTE CTO Group, Hans Neff, highlighted the company’s latest technologies, perspectives, and experiences with green FTTH network.

Advocating green development concept, ZTE has taken the lead in exploring a series of environmental protection measures. These measures cover various fields such as product architecture, device packaging materials, key components, and O&M, to promote the sustainable development of the industry. In his presentation, Neff emphasized that building sustainable green FTTH networks is a key direction for network development that benefits the whole society. Neff said that the "green" requirements should be integrated into the full life-cycle of FTTH networks.

ZTE’s products follow the green design concept of smooth evolution, high integration, miniaturization, and easy deployment in its product architecture. For example, ZTE's Any-PON multi-mode solution, the first of its kind in the industry, can meet the requirements of diverse scenarios through flexible configuration, and effectively reduce the number and types of cards. ZTE's compact OLTs also effectively save space and energy in equipment rooms.

ZTE's fixed network CPEs use 100% recyclable plastic enclosures, and packaging boxes use 100% green plant-based ink that is non-toxic and harmless for device packaging materials. ZTE likewise enhances the functions and lowers the power consumption of its key components.  ZTE adopts intelligent management methods for O&M. For instance, smart fiber detection provides visualization and manageability, preventive maintenance, and accurate fault location functions, which help reduce the consumption of O&M resources.

According to ZTE “energy consumption is a major part of the operating costs for network operators. To achieve sustainable development and enhance their competitiveness, operators need to build energy-efficient networksZTE is committed to green development and will continue to cooperate with industry partners to create green solutions for enterprise operation, supply chain, digital infrastructure, and industry empowerment. ZTE will continue to build sustainable green FTTH networks and help industries to adopt the green development path quickly.”