ZTE consolidates global optical network leadership with PCE breakthrough

ZTE, China Mobile and MIIT demonstrate industry-first PCE (path computation element) solution for intelligent management of optical transport networks

ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, has completed the demonstration of an industry-first PCE (path computation element) control solution for deployment in optical transport networks (OTN), achieving a significant breakthrough in the development of SDN (software-defined networking) technology.

The successful test was conducted by ZTE in partnership with China Mobile and the Research Institute of Telecommunications Transmission of the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. In the demonstration, ZTE’s PCE solution fulfilled functions including integrated PCE, multi-domain service scheduling and optical/electrical hybrid scheduling on ZTE’s WDM automatic switch optical network (WASON) system. The capabilities of the PCE integrated path calculation of multi-domain multi-layer OTN and resource assignment that were verified in ZTE’s solution will help enable more intelligent management and control of optical networks, more efficient service scheduling, and improved resource utilisation. ZTE’s solution was the first productised PCE control system demonstrated in the global industry.

The latest advancement in ZTE’s PCE control system has laid solid technology foundations for the smooth evolution of the next-generation SDN optical networks, bringing increased flexibility, openness and efficiency.

ZTE is committed to innovation in intelligent optical network technology to lead the industry in deploying the most advanced solutions globally. Working with the leading operators in the industry, ZTE will promote the increased deployment of optical network applications globally and create more value.

According to the Q3 2013 Global OTN Market Report by industry consultancy Ovum, ZTE’s optical network product rolling market share increased compared to the previous quarter, ranking second globally. ZTE was also ranked No. 2 globally in the OTN segment of the market, according to Ovum.

About ZTE

ZTE is a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions with the most comprehensive product range covering virtually every telecommunications sector, including wireless, access & bearer, VAS, terminals and professional services. The company delivers innovative, custom-made products and services to over 500 operators in more than 160 countries, helping them to meet the changing needs of their customers while growing revenue. ZTE commits 10 per cent of its annual revenue to research and development and has leadership roles in several international bodies devoted to developing telecommunications industry standards. ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility and is a member of the UN Global Compact. The company is China’s only listed telecom manufacturer that is publicly traded on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ). For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn.