ZTE has released its new generation radio access network (RAN) solution, ZTE Cloud RAN. The fully virtual RAN platform seamlessly integrates all modes of access including 2G, 3G, 4G, WiFi, IoT and 5G, as well as massive connections.
The ZTE Cloud RAN is based on a platform as a service (PaaS) architecture, and provides open interfaces for third parties which enables operators to quickly deploy various services in volatile circumstances in order to build a successful ecosystem.
According to ZTE, the solution is designed to reconstruct the wireless network based on the cloud processing platform, allowing operators to deploy networks using this new concept and develop new business values; it also helps operators fully meet future performance challenges and versatile service requirements.
ZTE said that it has signed strategic agreements with domestic and global customers to commercially deploy the ZTE Cloud RAN solution in the second quarter of 2017.