17 June 2013, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, is pleased to participate in the Next-Generation Converged Operations Requirements (NGCOR) project to drive efforts to develop advanced network management technology of the future.
The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) alliance formed the NGCOR project to spearhead efforts to reduce complexity and operational costs in network management. NGCOR successfully demonstrated a showcase at the recent TMF Management World 2013 in France, showing the path to enhanced integrated management of next generation networks and improved customer experience. ZTE played an important role in the showcase, called “Converged Network Operations Improving Customer Experience,” by providing the wireless network management software NetNumen EMS and virtual base station technology.
One of the most significant challenges faced by mobile operators is realizing unified management at different components and subsystems, such as the integration of mobile and fixed networks. With support from Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom-Orange, Telefonica, Telecom Italia, ZTE, HP, Comarch, Orchestral Networks and Juniper Networks, NGCOR was able to present the first ever demonstration of such converged operations.
Based on the NGCOR requirements and definitions, under different networking conditions, and through the adaption layer and open API, NGCOR Show Case implementation uses the Umbrella Information Model (UIM) proposed by 3GPP and TMF to interconnect with the upper-level OSS, which is the first step towards the evolution of interface standardization.
The successful NGCOR demonstration is not only testimony to the feasibility of NGCOR but also proof that the NGCOR method is most effective in integrated network management. It is an important step towards the integrated management of wired and wireless networks.
ZTE believes NGCOR’s efforts will be the key to the future direction of network management, as the telecommunications industry strives for ways to enhance network management, reduce the complexity and operational costs. ZTE continues to support the NGCOR project, and will be actively contributed to the NOCOR Show Case and the follow-up TM Forum projects, and to promote the successful NGCOR deliverables.