ZTE on Wednesday said that it has put its world’s first commercial “Free-seating” solution into commercial use. It completed the testing of network with Swedish broadband service operator Wexnet.
Free-seating networks enable consumers to connect to a single broadband network but to sign up for services from any number of Internet service providers (ISPs) or Internet content providers (ICPs), saving the need for every ISP to have its own separate network. This significantly reduces network complexity and duplication, while providing users with the greatest possible range of choices.
"Wexnet had always wanted to provide customers with the broadest possible range of services and solutions,” said Wexnet Technical Director Lars Wihlborg. “When ZTE suggested the Free-seating solution we were not sure it could be turned into reality. But we are very happy with the network built by ZTE because it gives us a more reliable operation while providing our customers with the complete range of services that they require. We believe the Free-seating solution is ideal for future network construction.”
Wexnet is a broadband service provider of energy company Växjö Energi AB (VEAB) in the south of Sweden. It provides power supply, super high speed broadband service and IPTV services to the city of Växjö which was built in the 11st century.
Wexnet invited ZTE and local distributor Daimler Sweden to build an “intelligent” broadband network in March 2011. Based on ZTE’s Free-seating solution, Wexnet is now no longer just a network operator. It has become a platform connecting service providers and terminal users.