ZTE’s cloud UniCore vEPC solution certified by VMware
ZTE Corporation has announced the successful completion of the technical certification for “VMware Ready for NFV”. The company is now one of the VMware ready network functions virtualisation (NFV) certified partners and its industry leading Cloud UniCore vEPC solution is fully compatible with VMware.
ZTE’s virtual evolved packet core (vEPC) solution uses an open virtual core network (vCN) architecture to decouple hardware and software, allowing operators to quickly implement mobile broadband services on a cloud platform, and most importantly, effectively reduce deployment and operation and maintenance (O&M) costs.
Currently, OpenStack and VMware are the two major platforms for virtualisation. In addition to the ZTE vCN, which is developed based on OpenStack, the VMware certified vEPC solution demonstrates ZTE’s openness and compatibility of the company’s Cloud UniCore product series.
With the advancement of virtualisation technology, three-tier decoupling (i.e. hardware, virtualisation and application) has become the industry consensus for both domestic and overseas operators with recent decoupling tests conducted by Deutsche Telekom AG, China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom.
The integration capability of ZTE’s Cloud UniCore products is proven as a result of the VMware Ready for NFV certification. Moving forward, ZTE will be focusing more on NFV certified solutions as well as the integration of virtualisation solutions.
ZTE is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices, and enterprise technology solutions to consumers, carriers, companies and public sector customers.
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