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ZTE wins “Best Telco Cloud Strategy” award with its 5G system automatic integration solution

ZTE Corporation has won the “Best Telco Cloud Strategy” award with its 5G system automatic integration solution for software-defined integration at the 2021 5G World Summit. That has demonstrated ZTE’s innovation capabilities and leading position in 5G. To solve the integration pain points in 5G NFV network construction, ZTE has innovatively put forward the concept of software-defined integration in its 5G system automatic integration solution. By reconstructing integration processes and responsibility matrix, the solution defines the integration processes and steps as instruction sets in a unified manner, and orchestrates the steps in series or parallel mode, simplifying the integration and improving the efficiency. Besides, the solution takes AIC (Automatic Integration Center) as the support platform of software defined integration and boosts AIC’s development by advanced technology, throughout the network lifecycle of pre-research, incubation, laboratory pre-integration, engineering construction and network O&M. It separates integration control from execution, and completes the end-to-end integration processes through software, tools and standardization, further realizing the end-to-end process automation in 5G NFV network integration. To date, this solution has been successfully approved in 5G commercial networks in many countries such as China and Austria. It has become an important measure to facilitate network transformation and improve construction efficiency. The 5G World Award, as one of the most influential awards around the world, is organized by the world’s leading telecoms and media market research company Informa, aiming to recognize the 5G leaders for their great commitment to continuous innovation  and outstanding achievements in the telecoms industry.

China Mobile, ZTE and Whale Cloud release the industry's first precise E2E SLA measurement solution based on R16

28 September 2021, Shenzhen, China - ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile internet, together with China Mobile and Whale Cloud, today has released the industry's first precise end-to-end Service Level Agreement (SLA) measurement solution based on R16 QoS Monitoring at the PT/EXPO China 2021. The solution will help to achieve visual, controllable and manageable end-to-end SLA of 5G private networks. With the large-scale commercial use of 5G, how to realize commercial monetization of 5G has become a big challenge for operators. As the key to 5G monetization, precise SLA measurement of 5G networks can realize real-time perception of network SLA, precise fault location, and preventive network optimization. It helps customers achieve the visualization of SLA, providing charging basis and accelerating commercial monetization of SLA. The industry's first precise E2E SLA measurement solution based on R16 has innovated the SLA measurement assurance technology to implement multidimensional, multi-method, intelligent and multi-vendor SLA monitoring. It enables multidimensional SLA monitoring at the user level, slice level, DNN (Data Network Name) level and equipment level. Also, it can specify users, slices and DNN as needed to achieve comprehensive, three-dimensional and precise slicing measurement.  Moreover, the solution integrates multiple measurement methods such as QoS Monitoring, TCP three-way handshake, and TWAMP (Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol), and is able to address monitoring requirements in different scenarios. The visual 5G slicing store cockpit technology is leveraged to display various SLA indicators including delay, jitter, single-user rate and slice-level rate. Meanwhile, this solution implements domain-based, segmented, end-to-end, real-time and periodical display. In addition, on the basis of precise measurement, it offers  intelligent closed-loop assurance, allowing for SLA collection and analysis, PCF and NSSF implementing intelligent slicing selection, as well as QoS assurance and optimization. The precise E2E SLA measurement solution based on R16 will greatly improve customer experiences with precise network fault location and optimization. With open standards, the solution can realize multi-vendor interconnection, thereby facilitating the construction and optimization of 5G networks and accelerating 5G SLA commercialization for the monetization of 5G.
China Mobile, ZTE and Whale Cloud release the industry's first precise E2E SLA measurement solution based on R16

ZTE, China Mobile and NR Electric Jointly Release the Industry's First End-to-End 5G TSN Deterministic Network to Empower Green Grids

30 September 2021, Shenzhen, China - ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile internet, China Mobile and NR Electric today have jointly released the industry's first end-to-end 5G TSN deterministic network at the PT/EXPO China 2021. Supporting grid services such as grid differential protection, the network accelerates the deployment of renewable energy sources such as solar energy and wind energy while empowering green grids. The "climate action" launched by the United Nations aims to promote economic prosperity while protecting the planet. In the power field, greenhouse gas emissions from thermal power generation are huge, and efficient use of clean and renewable energy sources such as wind energy and solar energy is an effective means to achieve "emission peak, carbon neutrality". However, wind energy and solar energy supply is not stable due to the factors like weather and locations, which brings challenges to the integration of renewable energy into the power grids.  To incorporate renewable energy into power grids more efficiently, networks with deterministic latency must be used for real-time monitoring and scheduling, to ensure secure and stable power grid operation. However, the traditional 5G networks adopt the Best Effort scheduling mechanism, so the latency and bandwidth cannot be controlled to meet the requirements. The end-to-end 5G TSN deterministic network can effectively solve the network latency and jitter problems caused by traffic conflicts. Combined with the slicing technology and the technology of separating forwarding from control, the determinacy of the power grid is guaranteed fundamentally and the security and stability of the power grid is assured. Moreover, the network, adopting wireless congestion control and scheduling algorithms, intelligent scheduling data forwarding, and queue management in the core network, is able to greatly reduce 5G end-to-end latency.  In addition, the technologies such as wireless dual-link, end-to-end frame replication and elimination (FRER), as well as network dual-tunnel are utilized to meet the demanding requirements for  reliability of the power grid. And the industry's first TSN hardware acceleration card provides real-time traffic identification and forwarding, traffic shaping, and high-precision clock synchronization, which ensures that, the time latency, jitter, and time synchronization can meet the synchronization requirements of the sampling data on the differential protection device. 5G TSN deterministic network, replacing optical fiber cables, allows flexible access to the last mile and significantly reduces the cost of communication network constructions. 5G TSN can be widely used in power service scenarios such as grid differential protection, power distribution automation, phasor measurement unit (PMU) and accurate grid load scheduling. While accelerating the deployment of new energy such as solar energy and wind energy, it achieves efficient coordination of various types of energy resources including wind, solar, water, thermal and storage, to promote the strategic goal of "emission peak, carbon neutrality". 

ZTE 5G Core Network implements first 5G 700MHz convergent networking VoNR in China

At a recent press conference titled "5G 700MHz Convergent Network of Dahaize Coal Mine", it was announced that ZTE deployed 5G industry core network (i5GC+iIMS) to provide Dahaize Coal Mine end-to-end 5G VoNR HD video services to support safe coal mine activities underground in real-time. It realizes the world’s first 5G 700M+2.6G convergent networking in the coal industry. ZTE successfully assisted Shaanxi Yulin Energy & Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. of China Coal Mine Group, China Coal Technology Engineering Group Smart Mining Co., Ltd., China Radio & Television, China Mobile, and other partners in deploying this network. This is the first time a 5G 700MHz frequency band network is applied in the field of industrial energy and is of great significance to the intelligent development of coal mines in China. The Dahaize Coal Mine, owned by Yulin Energy and Chemical Technology Co., Ltd. of China Coal Mine Group in Shaanxi, is one of the first 71 smart demonstration mines in China. It is also important to China Coal Mine Group in the building of the Inner Mongolia-Shaanxi billion-ton coal base, and a benchmark for 5G smart mines in the coal industry. Figure 1. The architecture of Dahaize Coal Mine’s 5G Convergent Private Network This project uses ZTE's end-to-end 5G convergent private network solution, including its 5G industry core network, wireless equipment, bearer equipment, and mobile terminals. Through the integration of cloud with network and the deployment to the edge, the 5G coal mine network can be localized, such that data cannot leave the area, and network security can be controlled. The 5G convergent private network provides highly reliable communication for the whole mine, and meets the requirements for high bandwidth, low latency, and ubiquitous communication networks in complex mining environments. Boasting a small footprint, low power consumption, high integration, and integrated O&M, the 5G industry core network is lightweight, greatly reducing the costs of 5G network construction in mines. The i5GC+iIMS network provides 5G VoNR HD voice and video services for the mine. Through interconnection with the public IMS, the mine can make seamless voice and video calls with external networks. Based on the new cloud/network architecture, ZTE provides an end-to-end 5G convergent private network solution to continuously help the mine build a network of 4G, 5G, WiFi, IoT, and industrial ethernet ring network aboveground and underground coal mines to provide unified network management and control. This network carries various mining services, assists the mine in fully interconnecting workers, equipment, and the environment, and supports intelligent construction of the entire process, which includes mining, digging, machinery, operation, ventilation, water supply/excavation, energy consumption, washing, selection, and operation management and control. Moving forward, ZTE will leverage its comprehensive advantages in industrial ecology, and science and technology innovation, and work with industrial partners to further promote the in-depth integration of 5G in coal mine to ensure safer production, reduce costs, and increase efficiency, to accelerate digital transformation, upgrade the coal industry, and develop a robust digital economy.

ZTE obtains ISO/IEC 27701:2019 Certificate for its core network products

ZTE Corporation , a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile internet, has passed ISO/IEC 27701:2019 (Privacy Information Management System) certification, issued by British Standards Institution (BSI), for its core network products. This certification covers the R&D and maintenance services of ZTE Universal Subscriber Profile Platform (ZXUN USPP) and Cloud Foundation (TECS CloudFoundation). Also, it concerns many service fields, such as product R&D, engineering service, information security, human resources, administration affairs, real estates and so on.  This certification not only fully recognizes the capabilities of ZTE's core network products in privacy security management and protection, but also proves ZTE's high-quality construction level of data protection compliance system. ISO/IEC 27701:2019 is currently the most authoritative privacy protection standard in the world. It was jointly released by International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and  International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in August 2019, aiming to help organizations effectively protect and process the personal information collected in compliance, and to provide powerful guarantee for enterprises to satisfy the requirements of the Cybersecurity Law of the People's Republic of China, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the data protection laws and regulations of other countries and regions.  In terms of product design, development, deployment, O&M, and other privacy protection, ZTE's core network products have been approved through strict review and comprehensive evaluation in two phases by the BSI. With “Security in DNA, Trust through Transparency”,  ZTE regards privacy protection as not only legal compliance, but also an important baseline for trust, co-construction, and moral fulfillment.  Currently, ZTE has been focusing on core scenarios, to build an end-to-end, closed-loop, and process-based privacy protection compliance system. Furthermore, the company has integrated the privacy protection concept into the product R&D process as an important connotation of core competitiveness.  Moving forward, ZTE, based on the international standard certification for its core network products, will continue to supply more secure and reliable core network products and solutions for industries and its global customers, to deliver high-quality 5G networks.
ZTE obtains ISO/IEC 27701:2019 Certificate for its core network products

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes ZTE Corporation for 2021 Global Server Product Innovation Award

Based on the investigation and analysis of 2021 global server product market, as well as the research and evaluation on mainstream server competitors within the industry, Frost & Sullivan presents ZTE Corporation with 2021 Global Server Product Innovation Award. This award is to honor ZTE Corporation’s continuous innovation and progress in the global server product market, its technology leadership position in the industry, and its contribution to the overall development of the server industry. The reform of IT infrastructure is the engine of the digital transformation of enterprises. Regarding the rapid increase in data traffic in the era of the digital economy, enterprises’ IT infrastructure requires stronger computing power to deal with the massive data. Meanwhile, due to differences in products and services and different application scenarios, each type of industry has also formed diversified and customized needs. Under this background, the opportunities and challenges coexist for the server vendors. In terms of computing power, simply expanding data centers might help in dealing with data, but it also makes the data centers’ structure more complicated and harder to conduct operations and maintenance. Regarding this difficulty, companies and organizations require not only powerful data processing capabilities, but they also want more intelligent operations and maintenance, and simpler deployment methods of IT equipment. In terms of differentiated demands, servers, the infrastructure platform for enterprises’ IT systems, are required to respond to a large number of service requests and process services. In addition, companies and organizations in related industries have also proposed more differentiated requirements on performance, reliability, adaptability, and flexibility of servers. For instance, the financial enterprises rely on servers, storage and cloud operating systems to build a stable and reliable financial cloud platform; the telecom enterprises need to effectively assist customers in the reform of “network moving with the cloud” and “cloud and network integration”. The power enterprises require to ensure the power market safety and under control, and provide a stable and smooth operation environment for the national grid information system, etc. Products or services that can better meet the differentiated needs of various industries will stand out under the change. In the new era of servers becoming high performance, high reliability and diverse computing power, coupled with companies in related industries put forward higher requirements on the server performance, reliability, adaptability and flexibility. ZTE keeps up with the trends, constantly innovating technology and launching new products to meet new requirements: In the aspect of data processing, The G4X server newly introduced by ZTE uses 2 Intel Xeon third-generation extensible processors (Ice Lake) with a single processor up to 40 cores. Its performance is at the top level of the industry, providing an efficient engine for enterprises in the process of digital transformation. In the aspect of meeting the needs of multiple industries, ZTE G4X server boasts four to eight built-in heterogeneous and intelligent computing acceleration engines, which can satisfy the requirements of various scenarios of artificial intelligence, image processing and industrial control, etc. In the aspect of server reliability, ZTE G4X server can effectively meet the server reliability requirements of government, finance, railway, power grid and other enterprises. For instance, all ZTE servers are designed and produced based on telecom equipment standards. The reliability of the products is also verified by telecom product requirements, and can be efficiently adapted to the business environment of enterprises. In the aspect of environmental adaptation, ZTE adopts stringent standards for verification from R&D and design to producing and manufacturing. For example, to verify and improve ZTE G4X server’s reliability under high-stress environmental conditions, the server is tested at high and low temperatures ranging from 0 to 50 degrees. Moreover, to improve the protection capability of ZTE’s products in complex environments, ZTE uses a higher level of 6-8kV test standards. Furthermore, to identify extreme working conditions of products and continuously improve the product design, ZTE also conducts a HALT (High Accelerated Life Test) test. In the aspect of flexibility, ZTE G4X server realizes a flexible combination of “1 product, 2 chassis and 7 models” through modular design, effectively reducing O&M costs and deployment time for enterprise customers. It even refreshes world records of SPEC CPU performance tests, setting new world records in floating-point calculation and integer calculation performance tests. Overall, ZTE G4X server features ultimate performance, flexible expansion, high reliability and efficient O&M, providing new momentum for the digital transformation of various industries. Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as product revenue, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry. Frost & Sullivan’s analysts and consultants continuously research a wide range of markets across multiple sectors and geographies. As part of this ongoing research, it identifies companies that have successfully introduced new and innovative products into their markets, with emphasis on product innovation and customer value. This involves extensive primary and secondary research across the entire value chain of specific products. Against the backdrop of this research, Frost & Sullivan is pleased to recognize ZTE Corporation for 2021 Global Server Product Innovation Award.
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