Verification of MANO IOT across vendors will help overcome key NFV adoption barrier
24 May 2016, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, has announced a collaboration with China Mobile to promote a MANO interoperability test (IOT) across key industry vendors. This project aims to ease NFV adoption by verifying interoperability of China Mobile’s NFV standard r-Vnfm（NFVO-VNFM interface） and Or-Vi（NFVO-VIM interface）, which helps China Mobile to fully realize uniform management of physical resources, virtual resources and virtual NEs.
ZTE will work closely with other vendors and take a lead position in China Mobile’s MANO IOT and vendor verification program. The test result fully proves interoperability of NFVO-VNFM interface and NFVO-VIM interface, which meets existing NFV system requirements and supports automatic NE deployment, flexible scale-in/out, iteration, policy delivering, resources application and management, and lays a solid foundation for China Mobile to deploy MANP across different vendors.
“ZTE has been dedicated to wide-ranging research and innovation around of network virtualization and actively develops wide cooperation with industry vendors and operators in an effort to drive industry-wide maturity and large-scale development,” said Mr. Liu Jianhua, CEO of ZTE core network products.
In addition, ZTE’s vManager product has recently completed its interworking test and the SW&HW decoupling test with RedHat, VMware and HP MANO solution products, which greatly boosts the enablement of cloud for operators. Those tests have derived significant feedback and results, which fully demonstrate the performance of ZTE’s cloudification solutions. To date, ZTE’s cloudification core network has been deployed in 12 commercial projects and 32 test offices globally.