ZTE, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, on Monday said that its GPON optical network unit (ONU) product F601 has been certified by the Broadband Forum (BBF).
In 2011, the BBF initiated a telecommunications industry first certification program based on its TR-156 protocol and the ITU-T G.988 protocol. This program was designed to verify GPON product compliance with ITU-T GPON standards and BBF specifications.
ZTE received certification from the organization after the F601, which is based on a unified GPON ONT platform, underwent a series of BFF-hosted interoperability tests that also included several broadband vendors.
“We congratulate ZTE on the F601.” said BBF CEO Robin Mersh. “We’d also like to thank ZTE for its efforts assisting with the global standardization of ONU products.”
“ZTE invests over 10 per cent of its annual revenue in research and development,” said ZTE Vice President Xu Ming. “We strive to continue creating innovative products while following the requirements of international standards organizations.”