30 June 2016, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today announced that its cloud-based core network (CN), vCN, won the Best Core Network Product award at the 5G World Summit 2016 in London.
As an important component of the Cloud UniCore solution, the virtualised core network (vCN) solution adopts a low-coupling, stateless and hierarchical design. Hosted in cloud storage, user data is not bound with service processing. Separated from service logic, public modules become universal components. The service processing control plane is separated from the user plane, achieving flexible deployment. The vCN product has the characteristics of rapid scalability, quick new service importing, low service time delay and carrier-class reliability.
Following hot on the heels of ZTE's integrated CN gateway product xGW, winning the Best LTE Core Network Product award at the LTE World Summit 2014, ZTE's vCN product winning this award, fully demonstrates ZTE’s innovation capability and leading position in the mobile CN and cloud-based CN fields.
Mr. Liu Jianhua, general manager of ZTE core network products, said that: "ZTE's vCN fully satisfies 5G network and IoT requirements. Based on a cloud-based vCN, network operators can reconstruct networks and open network capabilities, making network operation automatic and programmable and meeting the customised requirements of multiple IoT applications in the 5G era. Considering 5G development requirements, ZTE's Cloud Works platform as a service (PaaS) is based on modularisation, microservices and fully open network capabilities based on the vCN and Cloud UniCore, providing a friendly development environment and attracting a lot of developers to participate in service innovation."
To promote the openness and standardisation of cloud-based networks, ZTE has joined more than 70 organizations for standardisation, including 3GPP, ETSI, OPNFV, and OpenStack, and has collaborated with major manufacturers in corresponding industries. ZTE has established partnerships with many major network operators including VimpelCom in Russia, China Mobile, Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom and Telekom Austria to promote business transformation. To date, ZTE's cloud-based CN has won more than 50 commercial and proof of concept (PoC) offices.