25 May 2017, ZTE and Banglalink officially announced the successful smooth migration of 60 million legacy users, and formal commercialization of their virtual Subscriber Data Management (vSDM) platform in Bangladesh, which marks a significant milestone in digital transformation. The virtual SDM platform possesses the largest capacity in the world, and will help VEON achieve more efficient user data management and enhance service availability.
The vSDM platform uses advanced virtualization technology to achieve hardware and software decoupling, and uses generic commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware to achieve flexible and elastic on-demand deployment, saving investment and operation and maintenance (O&M) costs, meeting continuous network evolution and service needs such as 5G and IoT. It uses a large-capacity multi-NE integration database solution to meet the requirements of multi-network integration and large capacity. The virtualization technology will bring faster speeds, and help users realize digital transformation as a result. 60 million Banglalink users will benefit from the virtualization of the network.
Banglalink CEO, Erik Aas said, "The implementation of the world's largest vSDM is a landmark for both the companies and Banglalink will always support to introduce new technology to become the best digital service provider in Bangladesh."
ZTE Bangladesh CEO, Vincent Liu, said: "I am honored, on behalf of ZTE, together with Banglalink, to announce the official commercialization of the SDM platform. As the strategic partner of Banglalikn, we will continue to be committed to providing the best services and solutions for Banglalink, to help Banglalink achieve continued business success."
ZTE has been committed to providing innovative and leading virtualization solutions, and actively participates in the development of standards to promote the improvement of the industry chain, to help operators deal with the 5G and IoT challenges. In the future, ZTE and Banglalink will continue their in-depth cooperation, supporting Banglalink digital transformation and the enhancement of end-user experience through leading technologies.