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.