ZTE Southern Africa has revealed that ZTE Corporation – a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile Internet – has won several awards at the SDN NFV World Congress, held in The Hague, Netherlands.
ZTE Common Core – a 5G-orientated convergent core network solution – won the Best New Cloud-Native VNF Award. Based on Cloud Native and 3GPP R15 SBA, ZTE Common Core contains the convergent control plane, convergent forwarding plane and convergent user data, supporting unified resource management, unified authentication and authorisation, unified user experience and unified operation and maintenance. It aims to provide telcos with efficient, open and intelligent new-generation networks, meeting the diversified network requirements for large bandwidth, high reliability and low latency.
ZTE CloudStudio Automation Solution won the Best New Automation and Management Award due to it providing telecom networks with end-to-end Cl/CD (continuous integration/continuous delivery) and Big Data processing capabilities, achieving automated network operation and maintenance (O&M). Based on AI technology and microservice architecture, ZTE CloudStudio automation solution enables automated deployment, automated provisioning, automated testing, and automated O&M.
The Best New Cloud Infrastructure Award went to ZTE3 4MIX Distributed Cloud Solution. To address the challenges resulting from 5G, such as high bandwidth, low latency and massive application scenarios, ZTE proposed the efficient and flexible 4MIX distributed cloud solution. It creates the optimal configuration for excellent user experience and precise deployment to meet all the requirements of 5G networks.
ZTE TECS CloveStorage, a Ceph-based carrier-grade distributed unified storage system featuring high performance, high reliability and high expansion, won the Best New Open Source Product Award. It enhances the open source architecture, improves the storage management function and performance tuning so as to meet the demands for telecom cloud network deployment in the CT scenario.
By means of fast planning and deployment, ZTE TECS CloveStorage simplifies management and maintenance, saving O&M labour; with elastic scale-in/out, it achieves cost predictability in the expansion process.
China Mobile and ZTE’s vBRAS Solution came away with the Best Network Edge Award after it addressed the problems of the traditional BRAS, such as low resource utilisation, slow service provisioning, and complicated O&M. ZTE launched the carrier-grade vBRAS, which echoes China Mobile’s proposal of innovative vBRAS based on C/U separated architecture.
The Best New Edge and Access Solution Award went to ZTE CO Re-Architecting. To help operators utilise their prior investment by reusing the existing CO and equipment resources, ZTE proposed the CO Re-Architecting solution to reactivate the resources to meet the future 5G service requirements.
ZTE CO Re-Architecting solution covers the three key elements of edge CO re-architecting, end-to-end dynamic service orchestration and CUPS-based vBRAS deployment.The solution can help operators save the network resource by 40 to 60% while shortening the service provisioning time, significantly improving the O&M efficiency.
ZTE cooperates with global major telcos and actively participates in standards organisations and open source communities, such as ETSI, 3GPP, ONAP, OPNFV, OpenStack, OpenDaylight and CNCF, to jointly build up an open and win-win industrial ecosystem.