ZTE wins its bid for China Mobile’s commercial 5G SA core network
ZTE Corporation, a provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile Internet, has secured a contract to supply the commercial 5G SA core network for China Mobile. This is part of China Mobile’s 2020 centralised procurement of new 5G SA core network equipment.
For the public-oriented network, ZTE has won the bid of 12 provinces in six regions, and secured its bid for 35% shares in 31 provinces in China for the industry-oriented network. This well demonstrates the company’s strength in the 5G SA core network. Once completed, the project is expected to become the world’s largest 5G SA network.
China Mobile’s 5G SA core network project employs ZTE’s Common Core solution, which features SBA, microservice components, stateless design and network slicing to implement flexible and agile service innovation, deployment and operations & maintenance (O&M). ZTE reports that its Common Core solution can simultaneously satisfy the full access and full integration requirements of 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, and fixed line networks.
By virtue of ZTE’s Common Core solution, resources can be reused and the target architecture can be achieved in one step, thereby avoiding multiple network upgrades and reconstruction while reaching the 5G target network directly and saving the investment cost.etw
In addition, to meeting automatic and intelligent requirements of the 5G network, ZTE also brings its CloudStudio intelligent O&M solution to support one-click service provisioning and deployment through automatic tools, so that new services can be launched quickly. Meanwhile, AI, machine learning, and root cause analysis (RCA) are introduced to implement real-time network monitoring, real-time analysis, automatic optimisation, and fault self-healing so as to improve the O&M efficiency.