At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, ZTE unveiled its 5G-oriented future network architecture design concept and network prototype system.
Its 5G network demonstration used the latest generation of Intel Xeon processors and actively explored key designs for future 5G network architecture.
This 5G network slice prototype system is based on 5G network function componentisation, requirements-based orchestration and customisation. It creates dynamic 5G application scenario network slices via a visible orchestration environment, including mobile broadband (xMBB), internet of things (IoT), mobile edge computing (MEC) and more. At Mobile World Congress, the technology demonstrates the Intel RSA-based access node/edge node/core node hardware prototype, quickly building real mobile broadband and mobile edge computing (MEC) 5G slice applications via a visible network slice orchestration system. This joint demonstration not only enables visitors to experience the technology at close range, but also promotes maturity of the industry.
5G network service slice deployment enables the future network to become more flexible, economic and highly-efficient. It can adapt to the requirements of multi-system, variable scenarios and business modes, which better support the future of digital mobile.
ZTE’s ongoing research and exploration in terms of visualisation/5G fields includes the development of related tests with global Tier 1 operators and partners. These tests have received a lot of active feedback and demonstrate the high performance level achieved by ZTE’s virtualisation/5G solutions. Currently, ZTE has virtualised core network deployments at 12 commercial offices and 32 office test sites.