5 March 2015, 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 that it has collaborated with China Mobile to jointly provide an integrated software defined networking (iSDN) solution to the next-generation Softnet Architecture for Mobile (SAME) at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona. This solution, which uses a mobile network architecture based on NFV and SDN technologies, will enhance the efficiency and flexibility of mobile networks in the future.
Through SDN-based packet gateways, the SAME solution separates the signaling processing module on the control plane from the basic-packet forwarding module and the complex-packet value-added processing module on the user plane, allowing for the centralised deployment of modules on the control plane and distributed deployment of the basic-packet forwarding module on the user plane. Using service chain technology, the solution optimises user plane performance, saves device costs, guarantees a smooth user experience and provides operators and terminal users with efficient, flexible, and reliable networks.
In terms of network virtualization and SDN, ZTE provides industry-leading manageable and integrated Cloud UniCore solutions with high cost-efficiency and carrier-class security, covering all network elements in the Packet Switching (PS) domain, IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), User Data Center (UDC), and Circuit Switching (CS) domain of mobile core networks. By the end of 2014, ZTE had secured nearly 20 proof of concept (POC) commercial projects on virtual core networks in the global market.
ZTE is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices, and enterprise technology solutions to consumers, carriers, companies and public sector customers. As part of ZTE’s M-ICT strategy, the company is committed to provide customers with integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value as the telecommunications and information technology sectors converge. Listed in the stock exchanges of Hong Kong and Shenzhen (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), ZTE’s products and services are sold to over 500 operators in more than 160 countries. ZTE commits 10 per cent of its annual revenue to research and development and has leadership roles in international standard-setting organizations. ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility and is a member of the UN Global Compact. For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn.