Ovum Names ZTE as One of the Leading 5G Core Vendors


ZTE Corporation , a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile Internet, has been named one of the leading 5G Core (5GC) vendors in Ovum's latest 5GC white paper, ZTE Accelerates Carriers' Migration to the 5G Core Network.

In this paper, Ovum outlined how operators can build an agile, automated 5GC network to improve operational efficiency and increase service revenues as the telecommunications industry transitions into the 5G era. The white paper highlights the capabilities and competitiveness of ZTE and its Common Core solution in 5GC standards, technologies, and commercial applications.

ZTE's Common Core solution is the first cloud-native 5GC that converges 2G/3G/4G/5G/Fixed access technologies while supporting Non-Standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA) deployments. Ready for commercialization, ZTE's Common Core solution enables maximum resource usage while reducing cost at the same time. With cloud-native 5GC integration, operators will be able to monetize the vast opportunities that Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G present. 

ZTE is set to unveil the commercial version of its Common Core solution in the first quarter of 2019, aiming to help operators quickly build agile, efficient and converged core networks while meeting the diversified requirements of vertical industries. This solution adopts 3GPP standard service-based architecture (SBA) and Control and User Plane Separation (CUPS) technology, significantly improving operation and maintenance (O&M) efficiency and resource utilization rate to help operators reduce CAPEX and OPEX.

Ovum pointed out in the white paper that, "It is critical for operators to choose a partner that not only has a strong understanding of networking and software, but a proven record of successful 5GC deployments for its customers." ZTE has demonstrated its ability to help its customers transform their core architectures in preparation for 5G.

ZTE is committed to building 5G Core technology capabilities and actively driving its applications. Having collaborated and tested 5G technologies with over 30 leading operators around the world, ZTE is well-positioned to provide global 5G commercial deployments with products and services. The launch of its Common Core solution represents a solid step for ZTE to move towards 5G industrialization, laying the foundation for 5G commercialization and evolution.

The following is the link to access the full white paper: