August 2, 2011 - ZTE Corporation, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, announced that the company had signed a contract on Power Supply Equipment to Reggefiber, the leading constructor and operator of fiber to the home networks in the Netherlands.
According to the contract, ZTE will supply UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) solutions for Reggefiber's POP (Points of Presence) sites in the next four years. Reggefiber has the ambition to build more than 200 new POP sites in the Netherlands every year. Space limitation, high efficiency and high reliability are the key benefits to the UPS solution. After different tests, Reggefiber came to the conclusion that ZTE’s modular UPS solution solves these problems very well and will help Reggefiber to save the TCO (Total cost of ownership) significantly. Additionally, modular UPS solution is a trend in the industry for its easier expansion and easier maintenance.
“Fiber to the home is a fast growing market in the Netherlands, in which Reggefiber is marketleader for the construction and exploitation of fiber optic networks. It is Reggefiber’s ambition to connect homes in the Netherlands with the world’s fastest broadband speed on a large scale. Reggefiber is capable to connect 300 to 400 thousand homes to the high-speed fiber optic networks every year,” says Peter Kamphuis, director Operations at Reggefiber, “We have high ambitions. The UPS-solution of ZTE will help us to reach our goals. ZTE is a promising emerging telecom manufacturer and has acquired a significant footprint in Europe in a short time.”
“ZTE has proven to be one of the leading suppliers of UPS equipment”, said
Li Jun, ZTE General Manager for the Netherlands. “ZTE’s strategy is to support our customers with cost efficient, future-proof solutions to fulfill the growing demands of the end-users. Energy saving Power Supply solutions from ZTE are helping to reduce the costs and also to lower operator’s carbon footprint.”
Reggefiber is a joint venture owned by KPN (41%) and Reggeborgh (59%). Its main focus is to build and operate fiber to the home networks in the Netherlands. Reggefiber deploys an open access network model which allows telecom service providers to deliver fiber based services directly to consumers.
ZTE is one of the largest DC power supply providers in the world, and the largest in China mainland’s market. By the end of 2010, more than 600,000 units of ZTE power systems have been providing stable power supply for more than 360 operators in 132 counties and regions. In Europe, ZTE has cooperated with Telefónica, Deutsche Telekom, Telenor, Turk Telekom, Romtelekom,