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Latest News
ZTE Wins Exclusive 4G LTE Contracts from Vodafone Partner Afrimax
ZTE Opens New R&D Center in Japan to Boost 5G Research
Success Stories
China Telecom Core Router Central Purchasing in 2015:
ZTE T8000 is winning
China's ZTE rolls out fiber network with MTN in George, SA
Maxcom IPTV Solution was Successfully Put into Business
Application in Mexico
Focus
ZTE holds its European wireless user group meeting in Budapest
Product
ZTE Unified EMS NetNumenTM U31 R58
Solution
Introducing SDN in IPRAN
Latest News

ZTE Wins Exclusive 4G LTE Contracts from Vodafone


Partner Afrimax
2015-11-17

Vodafone-Afrimax awards ZTE contracts to deploy end-to-end LTE networks in Cameroon and Zambia

17 November 2015, Shenzhen, China ZTE the two companies share a common mission to
Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major deliver high-quality mobile broadband services and
international provider of telecommunications, user experience to consumers and businesses in
enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Africa.
Mobile Internet, announced the company was
awarded exclusive contracts by Vodafone-Afrimax ZTE will provide Vodafone-Afrimax with Baseband
Group for 4G LTE networks in Cameroon and Zambia. Units (BBU) with the industrys highest processing
capacity, and 8-channel Remote Radio Units (RRU)
Vodafone-Afrimax, a partner of Vodafone Group, will with the industry-leading bandwidth, and support for
deploy ZTEs end-to-end 4G LTE and Evolved Packet the 2.3G and 2.6G frequency bands. ZTEs
Core (EPC) solutions covering wireless access, core high-performance solutions will enable
networks, microwave transmission, value added Vodafone-Afrimax to offer 4G LTE service innovations
system ,Business Support Systems (BSS)and Operating to subscribers, including new pricing models for data
Support Systems (OSS) in Cameroon and Zambia. ZTE services, roaming and cache services, with wider
will provide its industry-leading core-network network coverage and higher throughput efficiency,
solutions including ETCA and T8000, in addition to the enabling flexible network deployment and reduced
SDR wireless solution to deliver high-performance maintenance costs.
and seamless 4G TD-LTE, 3G and 2G services to users.
As a leading provider of 4G LTE solutions globally, ZTE
In 2014, Vodafone-Afrimax entered into a Partner has won 185 commercial contracts for LTE and EPC
Markets Agreement with Vodafone. Based in technologies as of the end of June, with network
Amsterdam, Vodafone-Afrimax has the largest deployments for customers including Bharti Airtel,
portfolio of 4G LTE spectrum across 17 countries in China Mobile, Hutchison, SoftBank, Telenor,
Sub-Saharan Africa. The latest partnerships in TeliaSonera, Vodafone, VimpelCom,MTN and
Cameroon and Zambia further strengthen the Telefonica.
relationship between ZTE and Vodafone-Afrimax, as

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Latest News

ZTE Opens New R&D Center in Japan to Boost 5G


Research
2015-11-5 www.c114.net

04 November 2015, Tokyo ZTE Corporation


(0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider to join in our research on next-generation
of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technologies.
technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, is The new opening means ZTE now operates 20 R&D
pleased to open a new Research and Development centers in Asia, North America and Europe.
Center in Tokyo to focus on the development of 5G In July, ZTE announced it signed a memorandum of
and other next-generation network technologies. understanding with SoftBank Corp. to collaborate on
The new R&D center will support ZTEs partnerships research and development on Pre5G mobile
with operators and academic institutions in Japan on communications networks technology. Under the
the deployment of ZTEs proprietary Pre5G MOU, ZTE and SoftBank agreed to cooperate on R&D,
technology and ongoing research on 4G and 5G evaluation and verification of mobile communications
mobile communications. The opening ceremony for solutions based on ZTEs Pre5G technology, including
the new R&D center was officiated by senior Massive MIMO (multiple input multiple output).
executives including Shi Lirong, President and Chief 5G research is key to ZTEs strategy to become a
Executive Officer of ZTE, Zhang Renjun, Senior Vice global leader in the developments of next-generation
President of ZTE, and Zhang Shumin, Head of ZTE network technology. In June 2014, ZTE was the first
Mobile Devices in Asia Pacific. vendor to propose the Pre5G concept, and the
ZTEs world-class research on 5G technology will be company launched the Pre5G base station integrating
further strengthened by the new R&D center in Japan, the BBU and RRU at the Mobile World Congress in
Mr. Shi said. Japan is home to many of ZTEs most Barcelona in March 2015, enabling carriers to emulate
important customers, and we will continue to the behavior of future 5G networks on existing 4G LTE
increase our investment in this key market. The new network infrastructure.
R&D center will enable ZTE to recruit top local talents

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Success Stories

China Telecom Core Router Central Purchasing in 2015:


ZTE T8000 is winning

C114 just reported China Telecom announced the expressed that its fully affirmed about the product
result of purchasing IP equipments, ZTEs core router and technology of ZTE high level router, because
T8000 has bidded during CR-A1(400) in aspect of the China Telecom select T8000 in the core node of the
most significant core router. That means ZTE will largest IP backbone network in the world.
build large-capacity in MAN of China Telecom. As one of leading high-end routers, ZTE has seized the
The T8000 router with a new generation of T-bit other high ground in the communication industry due
platform, that has completed the rigorous test which to driven by the Internet+ strategy. In the future, ZTE
organized by several major domestic and will persistently cooperate with China Telecom in the
international carriers. The main technical indicators field of face broadband speed up, cloud computing
have reached the industry-leading, and product and build big data network. So that promote the
features comprehensive cover the requirement of upgrade of economic and industry restructuring
development in the current and future. Based on together.
system architecture and operating system that ZTE is a global leading experts in the field of bearer.
researched by itself, so that the stability and According to the latest report released by OVUM, ZTE
transferring performance get further step. As a core router revenue has reached another high record, the
element of ZTE IP technology strategy, T8000 has rolling revenue increase 265% which lead the rest of
become the best choice in aspect of exit in MAN, LTE providers in the second quarter of 2015. With the
bearer core network and data center gateway. That slogan of Sincere Service and Focus on customers, ZTE
help operators build high-capacity, high reliability, willing to work together with partners to create a
new strong converged IP backbone network. win-win in the future.
General Manager of ZTE Bearer Product Xu Ming

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Success Stories
China's ZTE rolls out fiber network with MTN in George,
SA

China's leading global provider of nationwide, targeting at high-end estates and suburbs
telecommunications equipment and network solution at this stage. Its looking at expanding around 50,000
ZTE together with South African telecom gaint MTN, households within a year.
now connects the residents of Fancourt Estate, a Meanwhile, the South African government eyes 100%
high-end golf estate in George, South Africa, to a high broadband connectivity in the country by 2020 as
speed fiber network capable of delivering speeds of part of critical government policies, which means all
100Mbps. the population should have access to the Internet at
According to MTN Marketing Manager Ishant Sukdeo, private homes, in school libraries or by public
MTN is planning to roll out Fiber To The Home facilities.

A South African is checking the speed of the fibernetwork launched by MTN and Chinas ZTE,
which can be up to 100Mbps, on October.24th,2015. (Picture: Peoples Daily Online / Zhang Jiexian)

MTN together with Chinas ZTE, launched high speedfiber network in the Fancourt Estate, a high-end
golf estate in George, South Africa on October.24th,2015. (Picture: Peoples Daily Online / Zhang Jiexian)
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Success Stories

Maxcom IPTV Solution was Successfully Put into


Business Application in Mexico

In Oct., 2015, good news came from the America. ZTE to experience the solution. Through the demo service
IPTV solution was highly recognized by Maxcom, an on the site and instruction and presence of the CTB
operator in Mexico, for its stable platform system, customer teleconference from USA, ZTEs IPTV/OTT
on-time demand response, and reliable operation solution won trust from Maxcom.
service. On 17th Oct., 2015, the solution was
smoothly put into business application. ZTEs
multimedia service realizes another important
breakthrough in the American market.

In 2015, good news kept rolling in from the Maxcom


market in Mexico. In Q2, 2015, ZTE smoothly won the
PO of 20,000 OTT STBs; in Q3, 2015, the OTT service
Mexico is an economic large country in America, possessed the conditions for business application,
whose GDP ranks No. 5 in America, next to USA, which will be launched to Maxcom high-value
Canada, Brazil, and Argentina. Maxcom, one of the customers for business application; up to now,
mature fixed network operators in Mexico, mainly Maxcom clarified the plan of using ZTE IPTV service
provides the fixed network service and TV service. Up and solution to expand its GPON new offices for new
to Q4, 2014, the number of its TV service customers customers, becoming the first vendor of realizing the
in the existing network had exceeded 100,000. business application in IPTV+GPON service bundling
Since August, 2013, ZTE has kept contact with sales mode. ZTE is doomed to have bright prospect in
Maxcom, acquiring the information that its existing the Maxcom TV market with its full efforts and
network used the Microsoft MR IPTV platform. In in-depth management.
June, 2014, ZTE established its IPTV/OTT Demo
environment in its representative office in Mexico
and invited medium/high-level customers of Maxcom

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Focus
ZTE holds its European wireless user group meeting in
Budapest

17 November 2015, Shenzhen, China ZTE ZTEs big data solution vMAX, which allows
Corporation held a European wireless user group operators to face increasingly complex big data
meeting in Budapest, Hungary, on the 9th and 10th of challenges and improve profitability.
November 2015. The meeting was well received by Next-generation functions such as end-to-end
ZTEs wireless operator partners in Europe, gathering (E2E) analysis, customer experience
more than 80customers in Budapest for the management (CEM), network optimisation and
discussion of the evolution of wireless technology, marketing support etc. based on big data
solutions and product roadmaps. analytics from an operator's network (this was
ZTE's first official presentation for big data
During the meeting, technical experts from more than solutions overseas).
ten operators were invited to give keynote speeches,
sharing their opinions and views regarding the hot The topics discussed at this meeting and the
topics in wireless technology development, wireless demonstrations provided by ZTE indicate the
network evolution, business development, and cases companys strength in wireless technology and its
of network development etc. ZTE shared updates with ability to innovative in this area.
customers and discussed the most cutting-edge
technology and wireless aspects of product solutions, ZTE delivers wireless, fixed- access, core network,
including 5G evolution, NFV and SDR2.0. ZTE also bearer, cloud & IT service, terminals, and other
demonstrated a series of innovative products and professional telecommunication services for
solutions during the meeting, including: operators and enterprise customers to meet their
varying demands and facilitate the process of rapid
Pre5G massive multiple input multiple output innovation.
(MIMO) base station, which has adopted 5G
technology massive MIMO into the era of 4G, As a tier-1 vendor for long term evolution (LTE)/LTE-A
bringing significant enhancements to spectral technology, ZTE has won 170 LTE/EPC commercial
efficiency. contracts since 2014. ZTE is the worlds
Virtualised core network vEPC. fastest-growing provider of 4G network products. In
Ultra-broadband remote radio unit (RRU), which 2014, ZTE 4G shipments increased 100 percent and
is designed to optimise the number of RRUs the company doubled its 4G shipments consecutively,
needed to be mounted on a tower, saving on having now successfully deployed its products in 70
costs for the operator. percent of countries with LTE networks.
Qcell, ZTEs innovative indoor coverage solution
featuring fast deployment times, quad-band ZTE is leading the way in pre5G innovation. Thus far
capability and quality assurance features. ZTE has released its pre5G pre-commercial base
Innovative pad RRU/base band unit (BBU) station using massive multiple-input MIMO
technology providing flexible hotspot solutions. technology.
Focus

ZTE was established as one of the first partners of As of Q3 2015, ZTE cloud core network (virtualization
Deutsche Telekoms 5G Innovation Lab. ZTE signed a based) has five commercial contracts, 28 proof of
memorandum of understanding (MOU) with SoftBank concept (PoC) projects worldwide, and belongs at the
Corp. and KT to collaborate on the research and forefront of the industry. ZTE has joined more than 70
development of pre5G/5G mobile communications organisation for standardisation and submitted more
networks technology, and was selected as one of the than 20,000 proposals in China, Europe and the
first group of partners in China Mobiles Open NFV United States. ZTE has also applied for more than
Test Lab. 30,000 relevant patents, and is an important driving
force in network virtualisation.
To date, ZTEs IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) product
has won over 170 contracts worldwide, among which ZTEs net profit jumped to RMB 2.6 billion in the first
130 are commercial contracts. ZTEs subscriber data nine months of 2015, while revenue increased 16.5
management (SDM) product holds the number one percent to RMB 68.5 billion. Europe, Americas and
position in global market, and serves 150 operators in Oceania contribute 27.8 percent revenue, it is the
84 countries globally. largest revenue among overseas markets.

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Product

ZTE Unified EMS NetNumenTM U31 R58

NetNumenTM U31 Overview


With the rapid development in the telecom network systems and fierce competition, ZTE is committed to offering
the perfect O&M solution to customers, which adopts multiple flexible network O&M methods to ensure system
security, optimize network services and reduce O&M costs.
NetNumen U31 R58 is ZTE microwave products EMS which provides powerful functions such as fault management,
topology management, performance management, configuration management, security management, log
management, inventory management and report management.

Benefits

Flexible system architecture for the future smooth evolution to protect existing investments

Convenient and efficient system management functions, improve management efficiency

Auto NE detection and E2E management is provided to increase O&M efficiency.

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Entire-network time management is provided to ensure time synchronization throughout the whole

network. U31 also supports the management of daylight saving time (DST) and multiple time zones. Meantime,

it can manage the time of NEs located in different time zones.

Centralized intelligent inspection by health check tools is provided to improve service efficiency and

reduce O&M costs.

Safe and reliable management, to ensure the safety of the system, reducing the customer
worries

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Solution

Introducing SDN into IP RAN

Challenges for IP RAN Development

IP RAN has been deployed for many years, but with the vigorous development of 4G networks, it is facing new
challenges:
1. An IP RAN uses IP/MPLS. This makes the network more flexible but may increase complexity.
2. An IP RAN is large and has numerous protocols. This may put stress on network deployment, service provisioning,
O&M, and fault handling.
3. An IP RAN requires network equipment to calculate routing, discover topology, and generate the path. The same
requirements even apply to access routers. The high cost of software and hardware development leads to a high
network construction cost.
Therefore, it is necessary to introduce a new technical solution to cope with the challenges faced by IP RAN.

SDN-Based IP RAN Solution

With separate control and forwarding, central control logic, and network virtualization, SDN has become a crucial
technology to solve the problems associated with IP RAN.
With the separate control and forwarding architecture of SDN, IP RAN can strip complicated protocol processing
and routing calculation from the forwarding layer into an SDN controller. This reduces network O&M complexity
and shortens the fault handling time as well.
A centrally deployed SDN controller can provide IP RAN with an end-to-end view of services for unified control. This
simplifies network deployment, service provisioning, and fault monitoring and handling, and improves operation
efficiency. The SDN controller also controls the forwarding behavior of IP RAN in a centralized manner in order to
realize highly flexible networking and optimally control traffic flow. This helps standardize network equipment and
can effectively lower network capex.
The SDN architecture enables a virtual IP RAN that can virtualize all network elements controlled by the same SDN
controller into a single logic device. This significantly reduces the number of network elements in the logical
network and simplifies IP RAN structure.

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IP RAN SDN Architecture

In an IP RAN, most devices are at the access and convergence layers that have wide coverage areas including
complex optical routes and fibers. The O&M workload is greatest in these areas and involves network adjustment
and service cutover. An SDN can first be introduced in these areas to ease O&M pressure (Fig. 1). An SDN control
plane may coexist with the existing network management plane for a certain period of time. The hierarchical
relationships and differences among the forwarding plane, the SDN control plane, and the management plane are
as follows:
1. The forwarding devices are released from IP signaling attachment, and an SDN agent module is added for
interacting with the SDN controller. The forwarding plane no longer cares about how forwarding paths are
generated between network devices, but only cares about hard effects such as traffic forwarding, port efficiency,
fast switching, and clock transfer.
2. The SDN control plane is used for service control based on an OpenFlow extension. It discovers topology, delivers
service configuration, and calculates the PW/LSP path.
3. The management plane will exist for a long time and focus on modular functions such as NE management and
flow detection. It interacts with the forwarding plane through the southbound interface, and interacts with the
NMS and third-party applications through the northbound interface.

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