ZTE and China Mobile team up to ease NFV adoption

25 May 2016 | Jason McGee-Abe


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.

ZTE MWCChina Mobile logoThis 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.