ZTE Completes vIMS and vSBC VNF Testing in Telefonica NFV Reference Lab

ZTE Completes vIMS and vSBC VNF Testing in Telefonica NFV Reference Lab Image Credit: ZTE

ZTE has jointly tested ZTE vIMS & vSBC Virtual Network Function(VNFs), part of ZTE’s Cloud UniCore portfolio, in Telefonica’s NFV Reference Lab in Madrid, Spain. The vendor leveraged OpenMANO stack within Telefonica’s NFV Reference Lab to benchmark the deployment and performance of network functions virtualisation (NFV) solutions. 

The establishment of NFV benchmarks is part of a joint effort by both companies within the Telefonica NFV Reference Lab framework. Both parties had earlier tested ZTE's virtualized evolved packet core (vEPC) in the same lab.

According to ZTE, its vIMS & vSBC Cloud UniCore solutions were deployed on a set of virtual machines (VM) which take advantage of Intel Xeon processor-based servers and the Intel Data Plane Development Kit in order to meet the performance required by the world's largest telecommunication and service providers. In the tests, the solutions achieved highCall Attempts Per Second(CAPS) capacity and throughput with excellent Mean Opinion Score(MOS), claims ZTE.

Javier Gavilán, Planning and Technology Director at Telefonica - Global CTO
With our NFV Reference Lab we aim to help the ecosystem of partners and network equipment vendors to test and develop virtualised network functions, so we are very pleased to collaborate with ZTE, a reference partner in NFV.

Antonio Elizondo, Head of Network Virtualisation Strategy at Telefonica I+D-Global CTO
The performance of ZTE vIMS & vSBC Cloud UniCore solutions is quite high and aligned with our expectations on a well-designed VNF, as it is needed for its deployment in the commercial network. We’re looking forward to continuing our work with ZTE, and strengthening our collaboration in the NFV field.

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