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ZTE completes China Mobile IOT tests

William Payne
February 2, 2016

Telecoms equipment manufacturer ZTE has become the first vendor to complete IoT tests on China Mobile's network. Set by China Mobile's IoT research laboratory, the tests examined both docking and interoperability, seen as a key step in the deployment of cloud-based Network Function Virtualisation?NFV?technologies.

During the NFV test, ZTE deployed management and orchestration (MANO) and IMS solutions which fully satisfied China Mobile’s requirements in tests for a comprehensive range of IOT network virtualisation functions including NE template management, fast and automatic service deployment, hot VM migration, failure recovery, dynamic Scale in and Scale Out. ZTE worked together with a number of  partners including VMware, Hewlett-Packard and Redhat in a multi-vendor test environment designed to verify the interoperability of different configurations of hardware resource layers, virtual resource layers and virtualized network functions (VNF) layers.

According to ZTE its solutions scored highly during the tests for performance and the ability to support fast and automatic service deployment, as well as simplicity and usability.

ZTE states that it is committed to playing a leading role in the development of network virtualisation technologies globally, building strategic partnerships with other technology providers on testing and verification to accelerate industry deployment. ZTE’s virtualized core network solutions including Cloud UniCore are deployed in 12 commercial and 32 trial projects globally.