ZTE Unveils 5G Core Product with Micro-Service, DevOps Tool and Containerized Deployment

12 January 2018
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ZTE Unveils 5G Core Product with Micro-Service, DevOps Tool and Containerized Deployment Image Credit: ZTE

ZTE has launched its 5G Core product, Cloud ServCore that consists of 3GPP network function services and common network function services in control plane.

ZTE Cloud ServCore meets the requirements of self-containment, reusability and independent management; and supports service based interface based on HTTP/2+JSON protocols, that is fully compliant with the 3GPP R15 standard which was released in September 2017.

According to ZTE, Cloud ServCore is based on the micro-service cloud native architecture. It utilizes micro-service components, DevOps tool and containerized deployment to meet requirements of slices and network functions, such as on-demand orchestration, rapid deployment, elasticity and high reliability.

Distributed media planes support flexible deployment and high-performance forwarding, and interwork with the control plane through Packet Forwarding Control Protocol (PFCP) defined in the standard Control and User Plane Separation (CUPS) architecture.  

This product uses a fully virtualized architecture decoupled from the underlying cloud platform, adopts decoupling of software and hardware, and supports hardware and software acceleration, to realize a high-performance and low-latency forwarding network, meeting high speed, low latency, high reliability and other 5G scenario requirements.

In the phase 2 5G Core test of IMT-2020 (5G) technology R&D test, ZTE said that Cloud ServCore’s key technologies, including service-based architecture, network slicing, 5G service process and edge computing, are comprehensively tested and verified. It is highly recognized by experts of IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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