ZTE’s new SDN-based OAM solution to deliver substantial cost savings to operators
New OAM (operations, administration and management) system powered by ZTE’s Elastic SDN IPRAN technology showcased at Broadband & TV Connect Asia conference in Singapore
12 May 2015, Singapore – ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, successfully demonstrated a new OAM (operations, administration and management) solution based on SDN (software defined networking) architecture today at the Broadband & TV Connect Asia conference in Singapore, showcasing industry-leading capabilities to help operators manage their mission-critical networks.
The new Elastic SDN IP RAN (internet protocol radio access network) OAM solution, powered by ZTE’s Elastic SDN technology, enables operators to perform 90 percent of routine network OAM functions with one-touch control on mobile devices, generating at least 30 percent of labour cost savings.
As operators globally accelerate deployments of 4G LTE networks to meet the explosive growth of mobile data demand by subscribers, it is becoming increasingly challenging to manage IP RAN mobile bearer networks. This problem is especially acute in Southeast Asia, where operators need to manage their IP RAN efficiently on outlying islands and mountainous terrain.
ZTE’s Elastic SDN technology can effectively help operators overcome these challenges. By integrating SDN network architecture and adopting virtualisation technology, ZTE’s new OAM solution performs unified management on access layer and aggregation layer equipment using a SDN controller. The new solution also supports plug-and-play and one-touch service deployment, reducing OAM workload for engineers and increasing their productivity.
ZTE’s new OAM system supports remote operation using personal computers, mobile phones and tablets, enabling users to perform network OAM out of the equipment room and complete 90 percent of routine OAM work using mobile terminals.
As one of the world’s leading telecommunications equipment and solution providers, ZTE has been actively promoting the standardisation and commercialisation of SDN technology globally. ZTE has passed global optical network SDN interworking tests of the OIF (Optical Internetworking Forum) and the ONF (Open Networking Foundation), as well as the Open flow consistency authentication tests. ZTE has reached strategic cooperation agreements in SDN technology with multinational operators in Southeast Asia, America, Europe and Africa.
ZTE is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices, and enterprise technology solutions to consumers, carriers, companies and public sector customers. As part of ZTE’s M-ICT strategy, the company is committed to provide 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’s products and services are sold to over 500 operators in more than 160 countries. ZTE commits 10 per cent of its annual revenue to research and development and has leadership roles in international standard-setting organizations. ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility and is a member of the UN Global Compact. For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn.