PMC-Sierra, Inc. (PMC-Sierra) has provided CHESS metro transport architecture to ZTE Corporation (ZTE) for its Unitrans product line. The CHESS family of solutions allows ZTE to offer a modular, scalable metro transport architecture with decreased power and cost that addresses service providers' demand for the higher levels of integration and flexibility.

ZTE’s Unitrans series of optical network products is broadly installed by over 250 operators in over 90 countries worldwide.

These benefits develop the fiber efficiency, decrease capital and operational costs, and allow service providers to begin and more effectively manage both new Ethernet and existing T1/E1 services.

PMC-Sierra’s field-proven CHESS chipset family is the best solution to boost network capacity, enable cost-effective upgrades and deliver new services required by carriers, said Ke Chu, chief system architecture engineer of ZTE ‘s Wireline Product R&D Institute. Triple Play service deployment continues to drive up bandwidth requirements and PMC-Sierra’s best-in-class technology, software re-use and technical support gives us significant time-to-market and development cost advantages.

ZTE continues to grow its market share both domestically and abroad, based on its technology leadership and strong portfolio, said Babak Samimi, director of strategic marketing of PMC-Sierra’s Communication Products Division. We highly value our strategic relationship with ZTE and are pleased to expand our participation in Asia Pacific’s metro network build-out with the Unitrans optical platforms.