ZTE demonstrates the industry-leading 5G Virtualized Edge UPF

26 February 2019, Shenzhen, China - ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today is demonstrating the industry-leading 5G Virtualized Edge User Plane Function (UPF) at MWC2019 in Barcelona. This demonstration breaks the performance and latency bottlenecks of current virtualization forwarding, realizing ultra-high throughput and ultra-low latency of virtualized forwarding plane, and accelerating the commercialization of 5G URLLC and eMBB. ZTE introduces the industry-leading 5G virtualized edge UPF solution, in which, ZTE’s self-developed FPGA SmartNIC and 5G UPF are configured in the low-power, compact generic rack server for mobile edge computing. At ZTE’s booth, SmartNIC is employed to accelerate the user plane forwarding by offloading the majority of the traffic from Virtual Network Function (VNFs) to itself. Therefore, the throughput of single server’s forwarding plane is increased by three times from 60Gbps to180Gbps, with the latency being reduced by 90% from 100us to 10us, and the power consumption per Gbit being reduced by 55%. In the real-time test via a third party instrument, the 5G virtualized edge UPF shows high throughput and low latency, which receive extensive recognition from the industry. As one of the leaders of network cloudification and 5G, ZTE will continue to explore 5G core technologies, promote 5G technology innovation, and cooperate extensively with partners to help digital transformation of the network.

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