ZTE helps China Mobile to promote MANO interoperability across key industry vendors
ZTE Corporation, has announced a collaboration with China Mobile to promote a management and orchestration (MANO) interoperability test (IOT) across key industry vendors.
This project aims to ease network function virtualisation (NFV) adoption by verifying interoperability of China Mobile’s NFV standard r-Vnfm NFV orchestrator – VNF manager (NFVO-VNFM interface) and Or-Vi NFVO virtualised infrastructure manager (NFVO-VIM interface), which helps China Mobile to fully realise uniform management of physical resources, virtual resources and virtual NEs.
ZTE will work closely with other vendors and take a leading position in China Mobile’s MANO IOT and vendor verification program. The test result fully proves interoperability of the NFVO-VNFM and NFVO-VIM interfaces, meeting existing NFV system requirements and supports automatic network element (NE) deployment, flexible scale-in/out, iteration, policy delivering, resources application and management, and lays a solid foundation for China Mobile to deploy MANO across different vendors.
“ZTE has been dedicated to wide-ranging research and innovation around of network virtualisation and actively develops wide cooperation with industry vendors and operators in an effort to drive industry-wide maturity and large-scale development,” said Liu Jianhua, CEO of ZTE core network products.
In addition, ZTE’s vManager product has recently completed its interworking test and the software and hardware (SW&HW) decoupling test with Red Hat, VMware and HP MANO solution products, which greatly boosts the enablement of cloud for operators.
Those tests have derived significant feedback and results, which fully demonstrate the performance of ZTE’s cloudification solutions. To date, ZTE’s cloudification core network has been deployed in 12 commercial projects and 32 test offices globally.
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