ZTE and China Unicom deploy China’s first commercially oriented end-to-end slicing application of 5G OTT services

05 March 2020, SHENZHEN, CHINA: ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today announced that it has deployed China’s first commercially oriented end-to-end slicing application of 5G OTT services with the Shenzhen branch of China Unicom.

This application provides flexible slicing solutions for 5G OTT services, such as cloud games and HD videos. By deploying soft slicing and hard slicing pipes on transport networks, this solution can elastically implement slicing bandwidth scaling up and down on demand, and provide differentiated service guarantee for OTT users of different levels, by physically separating the forwarding plane. Meanwhile it ensures the minimum latency for a single device, thus greatly improving user experience.

In the commercially oriented end-to-end slicing network of 5G OTT services, ZTE has provided its flagship 5G transport product ZXCTN 9000-E series and access device ZXCTN 6180H, which adopt the 3-in-1 core chipset embedded with the FlexE. It can realize elastic scaling of slicing bandwidth on demand and physical separation of the forwarding plane, thereby providing differentiated service guarantee for users of different levels.

Meanwhile, the latency of the access-layer device at a single node is less than 5us, and the latency of the core/aggregation-layer device at a single node is less than 20us, which are both the industry's lowest single-device latency. In addition, ZTE has provided the intelligent management and control integrated system ZENIC ONE, which supports full lifecycle management of network slicing, significantly increasing service provisioning efficiency and reducing the OPEX.

According to GlobalData’s latest IP Edge Router Portfolio assessment, ZTE’s ZXCTN 9000-E series multi-service packet transport solution ranks “Very Strong” given its support for 200G/400G IP edge services such as 5G mobile backhaul, IP simplification and agile management to conquer future network challenges. According to GlobalData’s latest 5G Technology Readiness and Commercialization assessment, ZTE’s well established 5G Transport portfolio has evolved to support key 5G capabilities, including outdoor-capable platforms with 200G capabilities, stringent timing and synchronization and SDN-based segment routing.

ZTE is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices and enterprise technology solutions to consumers, operators, companies and public sector customers. As a part of ZTE’s strategy, the company is committed to providing customers with integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value as the telecommunications and information technology sectors converge. Listed in the stock exchanges of Hong Kong and Shenzhen (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), ZTE sells its products and services in more than 160 countries.

To date, ZTE has obtained 46 commercial 5G contracts in major markets, such as Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (MEA). ZTE commits 10 percent of its annual revenues to research and development and takes leadership roles in international standard-setting organizations.

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