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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.

ZTE wins "Best Practice of Trusted Cloud Technical Service" award with its 5G Telecom Cloud SDN solution

29 July, 2021, Shenzhen, China - ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile internet, today announced that it has won the "Best Practice of Trusted Cloud Technical Service" award with its 5G Telecom Cloud SDN solution at the 2021 Trusted Cloud Conference. The Trusted Cloud Conference, organized by the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) and China Communications Standards Association (CCSA), is the only assessing authority of the trusted system in the computing field in China.  To better satisfy the service requirements of 5G, ZTE has proposed that telecom cloud networks should be built with a brand-new architecture. The company introduces Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Software Defined Network (SDN) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies to create a new infrastructure platform, so as to boost the Internet of Things in the 5G era and accelerate the innovative ICT integration. ZTE's 5G Telecom Cloud SDN solution is a cloud infrastructure solution oriented to 5G cloud network convergence, covering the central cloud and edge cloud scenarios. This solution adopts the SDN networking technology and 5G-oriented NFV technology to provide operators with end-to-end solutions. In addition, it supports hybrid overlay, network overlay and host overlay, as well as various types of loads such as bare metal server, KVM server, SR-IOV and container, to meet the assessment requirements of various 5G scenarios and guarantee flexible networking. ZTE, by virtue of its 5G Telecom Cloud SDN solution, can implement fully-automatic deployments of overlay network configurations inside the telecom cloud through the ZENIC vDC controller, so as to realize fast network provisioning and flexible adjustments. Based on the combination of the NFVO and the ZENIC vDC controller, NF objects in the resource pool and network services can be unified in orchestration and management, to achieve end-to-end service deployment and shorten the service provisioning time in the cloud resource pool. Through the intelligent O&M system, the solution realizes second-level streamlined network O&M and predictable maintenance, changing passive O&M into active O&M. Also, it can implement end-to-end network performance monitoring management and minute-level fault delimiting and location, thus improving O&M efficiency and reducing OPEX. To date, ZTE's 5G telecom cloud SDN solution has been deployed widely around the world. ZTE, as the world's leading provider of integrated communications solutions,  is committed to continuous innovation and helps operators build new-generation 5G communications network infrastructure.  

5G Messaging

Recently, ZTE’s Executive Director of 5G Messaging, Mr. Zhou Xiaojun provided some important insights on the topic. Q. What is 5G messaging? A. 5G Messaging is constructed based on the GSMA RCS UP standard. It enables multimedia and lightweight messages and achieves the interaction of industry messages by introducing the MaaP technology. 5G Messaging brings brand-new man-machine interaction modes. Users can enjoy one-stop service experience such as service search, discovery, interaction, and payment in the message window. 5G Messaging builds a new information service entrance. Q. What is the difference between 5G Messaging and OTT apps? And what new capabilities or features does 5G messaging offer versus current SMS or OTT apps? A. Compared with OTT messages, 5G Messaging brings differentiated functions and advantages, and is a better channel for providing business messages. Full coverage: Based on native terminals and mobile phone numbers, 5G Messaging requires no subscription, and the service reachability is 100%. For example, in the commercial promotion scenario, the service opening rate is 10 times higher than that of the OTT channel. Efficient: Messaging as a service. Notifications and services are completed on the same interface. A closed-loop service can be implemented in 3-5 steps. For example, in a life payment scenario, the business conversion rate is 95% higher than that of OTT channel. Intelligence: AI-based intelligent chatbot service, such as customer service scenario, increases the response rate by 40% compared with OTT and WEB channels. Security: Operators implements real-name verification to both UE and the enterprise terminal. The user account is encrypted and authenticated based on the 128-bit SIM card. Thus, it can be widely used in the financial service with the highest security requirement.   Q. How is 5G Messaging different than what has historically been done on 4G LTE? A. 5G Messaging is the upgrade of traditional message services in the 3G/4G era. 5G Messaging is not only available in the 5G network. Constructed based on the GSMA UP2.4 standard, 5G Messaging is compatible with 3G/4G/WIFI network access. Ordinary terminals can be used as long as they support UP2.4 upgrade. For the terminals that do not support UP2.4, 5G Messaging can fallback to support MMS or SMS. Thus, it can cover all terminals and users. Q. How does the technology work across different providers and devices? A. 5G Messaging is based on the GSMA international standard, so it supports cross-vendor, cross-operation and cross-terminal interworking. Q. How will operators be able to monetize 5G Messaging? And who are the ideal users (specific consumers, businesses)? A. 5G messages bring operators more B2B business model. The revenue comes from channel revenue and the entrance revenue of the Internet mode. First, 5G Messaging can upgrade the existing channels smoothly. Through the A2P messages with higher quality and higher quantity, it enlarges the channel scale to build a foundation for creating the entrance to the traffic and application distribution market. Secondly, 5G Messaging enables the upgrade from the "pipe mode" to the "entrance ecology mode." By learning from the Internet business mode, 5G Messaging expand backward entrance revenues based on traffic and effect conversion, such as advertisements, search rankings, and certification. In addition, 5G Messaging is based on operators’ networks and use mobile phone numbers as accounts. Theoretically, 5G Messaging can cover all mobile subscribers. Based on the MaaP technology, 5G Messaging can serve thousands of industries. All services to reach users can be provided based on 5G Messaging. In the early stage, it is recommended that 5G Messaging be first used in the top industries that have a wide audience and great influence on government affairs, people's livelihood and finance. Through "one-click success and multi-point replication," a mature application ecosystem can be rapidly built. Q. For ZTE specifically, can you mention who you are currently working with on this, and what type of results they’ve been seeing? A. As a pioneer in promoting the construction of the 5G Messaging ecosystem, ZTE is committed to providing operators with end-to-end solutions from platforms, terminals, applications to business information. In terms of platforms, as the world's leading 5G Messaging platform provider, ZTE is the dominant player with the largest market share among the three major operators in China, and ZTE has helped Chinese operators build the world's largest 5G Messaging platform. In terms of terminals, ZTE has released 10 5G Messaging terminals. From this year, full series of 5G mobile phones released by ZTE will support 5G Messaging. In terms of vertical industry applications, ZTE has established the Openlab and collaborates with over 70 CSPs to incubate more than 150 5G Messaging chatbots, covering industries such as financial, government affairs, tourism, e-commerce, smart home and smart manufacturing. Interview provided by ZTE’s Executive Director of 5G Messaging, Mr. Zhou Xiaojun Recently, ZTE’s Executive Director of 5G Messaging, Mr. Zhou Xiaojun provided some important insights on the topic. Q. What is 5G messaging? A. 5G Messaging is constructed based on the GSMA RCS UP standard. It enables multimedia and lightweight messages and achieves the interaction of industry messages by introducing the MaaP technology. 5G Messaging brings brand-new man-machine interaction modes. Users can enjoy one-stop service experience such as service search, discovery, interaction, and payment in the message window. 5G Messaging builds a new information service entrance. Q. What is the difference between 5G Messaging and OTT apps? And what new capabilities or features does 5G messaging offer versus current SMS or OTT apps? A. Compared with OTT messages, 5G Messaging brings differentiated functions and advantages, and is a better channel for providing business messages. Full coverage: Based on native terminals and mobile phone numbers, 5G Messaging requires no subscription, and the service reachability is 100%. For example, in the commercial promotion scenario, the service opening rate is 10 times higher than that of the OTT channel. Efficient: Messaging as a service. Notifications and services are completed on the same interface. A closed-loop service can be implemented in 3-5 steps. For example, in a life payment scenario, the business conversion rate is 95% higher than that of OTT channel. Intelligence: AI-based intelligent chatbot service, such as customer service scenario, increases the response rate by 40% compared with OTT and WEB channels. Security: Operators implements real-name verification to both UE and the enterprise terminal. The user account is encrypted and authenticated based on the 128-bit SIM card. Thus, it can be widely used in the financial service with the highest security requirement.   Q. How is 5G Messaging different than what has historically been done on 4G LTE? A. 5G Messaging is the upgrade of traditional message services in the 3G/4G era. 5G Messaging is not only available in the 5G network. Constructed based on the GSMA UP2.4 standard, 5G Messaging is compatible with 3G/4G/WIFI network access. Ordinary terminals can be used as long as they support UP2.4 upgrade. For the terminals that do not support UP2.4, 5G Messaging can fallback to support MMS or SMS. Thus, it can cover all terminals and users. Q. How does the technology work across different providers and devices? A. 5G Messaging is based on the GSMA international standard, so it supports cross-vendor, cross-operation and cross-terminal interworking. Q. How will operators be able to monetize 5G Messaging? And who are the ideal users (specific consumers, businesses)? A. 5G messages bring operators more B2B business model. The revenue comes from channel revenue and the entrance revenue of the Internet mode. First, 5G Messaging can upgrade the existing channels smoothly. Through the A2P messages with higher quality and higher quantity, it enlarges the channel scale to build a foundation for creating the entrance to the traffic and application distribution market. Secondly, 5G Messaging enables the upgrade from the "pipe mode" to the "entrance ecology mode." By learning from the Internet business mode, 5G Messaging expand backward entrance revenues based on traffic and effect conversion, such as advertisements, search rankings, and certification. In addition, 5G Messaging is based on operators’ networks and use mobile phone numbers as accounts. Theoretically, 5G Messaging can cover all mobile subscribers. Based on the MaaP technology, 5G Messaging can serve thousands of industries. All services to reach users can be provided based on 5G Messaging. In the early stage, it is recommended that 5G Messaging be first used in the top industries that have a wide audience and great influence on government affairs, people's livelihood and finance. Through "one-click success and multi-point replication," a mature application ecosystem can be rapidly built. Q. For ZTE specifically, can you mention who you are currently working with on this, and what type of results they’ve been seeing? A. As a pioneer in promoting the construction of the 5G Messaging ecosystem, ZTE is committed to providing operators with end-to-end solutions from platforms, terminals, applications to business information. In terms of platforms, as the world's leading 5G Messaging platform provider, ZTE is the dominant player with the largest market share among the three major operators in China, and ZTE has helped Chinese operators build the world's largest 5G Messaging platform. In terms of terminals, ZTE has released 10 5G Messaging terminals. From this year, full series of 5G mobile phones released by ZTE will support 5G Messaging. In terms of vertical industry applications, ZTE has established the Openlab and collaborates with over 70 CSPs to incubate more than 150 5G Messaging chatbots, covering industries such as financial, government affairs, tourism, e-commerce, smart home and smart manufacturing. Interview provided by ZTE’s Executive Director of 5G Messaging, Mr. Zhou Xiaojun
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ZTE and GSMA Intelligence release 5G messaging white paper

ZTE Corporation together with GSMA Intelligence, has released the “Messaging in the 5G Era” white paper. Focusing on “new lens, new experience, and new value”, the white paper analyzes and discusses the requirements, business models, and target markets of messaging services in the 5G era. Through the practices of global leading operators, the white paper proposes that 5G messaging, underpinned by RCS (Rich Communication Services), is the destination of the messaging platform transformation for telecoms operators in the 5G era. The white paper points out that the 5G era provides new opportunities for enhancing operators’ messaging service capabilities. 5G messaging includes three types of messaging services: consumer 5G messaging, business 5G messaging and IoT 5G messaging. For individual consumers, 5G messaging, by virtue of the advantages of operators’ 5G networks, such as large bandwidth and low latency, brings users a richer service experience. The users can share photos, videos and experiences, potentially in higher resolution AR/VR scenarios. Oriented to enterprise and industrial users, the digital transformation of vertical industries and enterprises is regarded as an opportunity for their 5G development. 5G messaging is widely available, intelligent, convenient and secure, and will help enterprises improve brand loyalty and business conversion rates. Also, it can help operators tap more revenues with value-added services in the mobile messaging market. In addition, 5G messaging will create new business opportunities for participators in the mobile ecosystem, including service providers and third-party developers, as well as vertical industries such as banking, public sector and retail. With IoT services, 5G messaging chatbots can provide users with easy-to-use IoT connection services in use case scenarios, including smart home, factory, building and public utilities. According to the white paper, it is predicted that 1.1 billion people, or 20% of unique mobile subscribers worldwide, are covered by a mobile network that offers RCS.  GSMA Intelligence forecasts, by 2023, there will be up to 2.7 billion users – 50% of the global mobile. “ZTE is committed to providing operators with end-to-end solutions including platform, terminal, application and business consultation, and building a new 5G Messaging ecosystem with global operators and partners,” said Wang Quan, Vice President of ZTE.   Please click here to view and download the white paper: https://res-www.zte.com.cn/mediares/zte/Files/PDF/white_book/202107061652.pdf
ZTE and GSMA Intelligence release 5G messaging white paper
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