With the large-scale commercialization of 5G in 2020, 5G wireless optical modules, which are the core components of base stations and transmission equipment, have shown explosive growth. In particular, the huge market potential of 5G fronthaul optical modules has been coveted by various manufacturers. The 5G wireless optical module products launched by ZKTel have been widely used in the construction of 5G signal base stations, and the shipment volume of 5G fronthaul 25G optical modules has steadily increased month by month.
In the 5G era, wider frequency bands and higher channel numbers have further improved the optical transmission capabilities required for fronthaul, midhaul and backhaul. The speed requirement of the optical module has been increased from 4G to 10G to 25G.
The 5G network signal bandwidth and the number of antenna channels have increased dozens of times, the interface bandwidth requirements under the CPRI protocol are too high, and the corresponding optical module prices are high. The eCPRI protocol can greatly reduce the requirements for fronthaul bandwidth. 5G optical module interface bandwidth requirements have dropped from CPRI's 100G to eCPRI's 25G, and it has become the mainstream choice of 5G fronthaul for operators and equipment vendors.
Due to the increase in transmission bandwidth requirements and comprehensive consideration of cost performance, the demand for optical modules for the fronthaul of 5G base stations has increased from 6 pieces 10G optical modules for 4G to 12 pieces 25G optical modules. A pair of 25G optical modules only supports one 100M 5G carrier. A single station requires a total of 12 pieces 25G optical modules for 5G fronthaul.
Faced with a new round of development opportunities, we have carried out a comprehensive layout from optical chips to optical modules in advance, including various optical modules and optical chip products required for fronthaul, midhaul and backhaul scenarios. Relying on the rich experience accumulated during the 4G period, as well as its advantages in technology investment, large-scale mass production capabilities, and quality assurance, ZKTel's 5G fronthaul 25G optical module shipments were steadily increase monthly in 2020.
Shaoxing ZKTel Equipment Co., Ltd. is specialized in the design, R&D, manufacturing, and sales of high-end optical chips and optical devices, 3D sensing key optical devices, optical modules (155M-400Gbps), and intelligent commissioning systems. High-tech enterprises in communications.
ZKTel was established in 2013 by a Ph.D. who returned from studying abroad. The company has a senior R&D team with doctoral and master's talents in the industry, focusing on product R&D and manufacturing in the optical communication field. With its own brand "ZKTel", its products are widely used in various data communication networks, various transmission networks, metro backbone networks, data centers, storage switching networks, enterprise networks, 4G/5G mobile base stations, face recognition and unmanned driving And other fields.
As a rising star in the optical communication field, ZKTel always adheres to the business philosophy of "survive by quality, development by innovation, progress by technology, and talent-based" to provide customers with low-cost, high-efficiency technology solution. Relying on advanced technology, high-quality products, and excellent service, we have won unanimous praise from customers and established long-term partnerships with products all over the world.
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