ZTE and China Mobile team up to ease NFV adoption

ZTE has announced a collaboration with China Mobile to promote a management and orchestration (MANO) interoperability test (IOT) across key industry vendors to ease network function virtualisation (NFV) adoption.

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This project aims to ease adoption by verifying interoperability of China Mobile’s NFV standard r-Vnfm NFV orchestrator – VNF manager (NFVO-VNFM interface) and Or-Vi NFVO virtualised infrastructure manager (NFVO-VIM interface), which helps China Mobile to fully realise uniform management of physical resources, virtual resources and virtual network elements (NEs).

“ZTE has been dedicated to wide-ranging research and innovation around of network virtualisation and actively develops wide cooperation with industry vendors and operators in an effort to drive industry-wide maturity and large-scale development,” said Liu Jianhua, CEO of ZTE’s core network products.

ZTE will work closely with other vendors and take a leading position in China Mobile’s MANO IOT and vendor verification programme.

In addition, ZTE claims its vManager product has recently completed an interworking test and the software and hardware (SW&HW) decoupling test with Red Hat, VMware and HP MANO solution products, which greatly boosts the enablement of cloud for operators.

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