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Large-Capacity Transmission Network Coming to China

Photonics Spectra
May 1999
Nortel Networks has signed a multibillion-dollar contract with MII/China Telecom to build a 10-Gb/s network stretching 457 km from Shanghai to Nanjing.

The four-fiber ring network can accommodate four wavelengths at a time, enabling it to transmit up to 40 Gb/s. The network can be upgraded by adding more wavelengths. The company has deployed systems capable of operating at 320 Gb/s.


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