Cloud & Network Synergy

Accelerating ICT transformation and service innovation

VNF Enables Digital Transformation

ZTE cloud core network realizes the hardware-software decoupling by the virtualization of various functions of the core network elements. Specifically speaking, software modules are no longer associated with dedicated hardware, but loaded and able to run on the virtual machines/containers.

After the virtualization of core network functions, the network element capacity and the network type can be deployed flexibly and adjusted dynamically according to diversified needs, so as to improve the network flexibility and agility. In order to further improve the performance of virtual network's media interface, the media interface forwarding function has been departed, and SDN switches are used to realize the high-effective forwarding of the media stream and the nearest distributed deployment of the forwarding function.

ZTE cloud core network can be deployed quickly. It provides scalable and elastic environment, enhancing the security and the regulatory compliance. Also, it realizes fast service innovation by the on-demand open service architecture, shortening the new business deployment cycle significantly and saving the operator's costs.

ZTE cloud core network already supports the virtualization of all the core network elements. Since 2016, all the network elements of ZTE cloud core network have been commercially used in Belarus in a large scale, including vEPC/vUDC/vCS/vIMS. This is the first commercial launch of full-NE virtualized core network in the industry.

White Paper:IDC - ZTE Enabling CSP Digital Transformation to the Cloud Era

White Paper:CA - IMS Market Assessment

White Paper:Intel - NFV Reference Design For A Containerized vEPC Application

White Paper:5G Core Network White Paper

Solutions Advantages

Simplicity reduces network complexity
Decouples hardware and software
Control and user plane separation
User data and service processing separation
Automation improves the utilization of network resources
Global view for automatic network planning
Programmable automatic policy deployment
Reduces network O&M cost effectively
Elasticity improves end-to-end service experience
Centralized and unified policy development
End-to-end service assurance
Agility and capability exposure

Deployment Experience

Solution scenarios

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