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ZTE Holds Core Network User Congress in Thailand, Driving Digital Transformation Through Core Network and Computing Infrastructure

2023-11-21 10:53:00| Source:ZTE

ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a global leading provider of information and communication technology solutions, has recently kicked off the ZTE 5G Summit & User Congress 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand. AIS from Thailand, Smartfren from Indonesia, Turkcell from Turkey and global industry experts attended the ZTE Core Network Congress, a subsession of the summit, where they explored the new technologies, industries, and ecosystems of global computing power and 5G core network evolution. The participants shared a series of excellent solutions in the industry, showing the most innovative solutions and industry perspectives within the field.

Jason Tu, Technical Spokesperson at ZTE said in the opening speech that the computing power and cloudified network are two sides of the same coin. As the computing infrastructure, ZTE's server storage products have been serving more than 50 countries, covering different industries such as communication, finance and the internet. In the first three quarters of 2023, overseas sales of computing infrastructure tripled compared to the same period last year. Cloudified CN products have also achieved excellent market performance, and the shipment of 5G SA core network products ranks top 2 globally. ZTE will continue to increase investments to provide green and carrier-class quality computing infrastructure products, as well as high-performance, high-reliability, and intelligent cloudified core network solutions to help all partners make digital transformations.

Arjchanint Oonhawat, Mobile Core Network Architecture and Solution Design Manager at AIS, made a speech about “AIS-Towards becoming Cognitive Tech Co,"  and AIS represents comprehensive empowerment of society, enterprise, work, and life through new technologies such as 5G, Autonomous Networks, AI, Big Data, MEC, etc., aiming to transform from a digital life service provider to Cognitive Tech Co.

Tony Wijaya, Senior Vice President of Network Assurance & Service Quality at Smartfren, shared in a speech entitled "The Largest vUDC of Smartfren in the World," Smartfren's modern mobile network evolution and its development history, as well as the world's largest Cloud UDC jointly deployed by ZTE. Advanced technology from ZTE provided high capacity and reliability assurance of the vUDC in Smartfren live network. He also emphasized strong and long partnership with ZTE, where the vUDC implementation is one of exemplary successful case demonstrating fast and smooth delivery during project implementation, migration and stable operational stage.

Emre Yenidunya, Expert Telco Cloud Specialist at Turkcell, made a speech about “Virtualization Journey and ZTE Servers." He shared the latest developments in Turkcell's network virtualization and emphasized the delightful collaboration with ZTE in the server domain. As Turkiye's largest mobile operator, Turkcell has achieved significant milestones in network virtualization, with a virtualization rate reaching 73%. They have established a unified cloud platform based on Red Hat OpenStack, deploying over 30 telco services, including IMS (100% Virtualized), DPI, CGNAT, and more. Starting in 2021, Turkcell chose ZTE's localized high-performance servers (under the Netas brand) to handle user plane data. The rapid delivery and local support provided by ZTE/Netas have ensured the smooth progress of Turkcell's network virtualization initiative.

Yang Rui, Technical Director of Computing and Core Network at ZTE, delivered a keynote speech entitled "Evolution and roadmap of ZTE Cloud Core Network." She introduced the design principle of the ZTE cloud core network, that is, it must be a hexagonal fighter in the network, achieving balanced and comprehensive improvement in cloud native, full exposure, high performance, high reliability, intelligence, and 2B operation enhancement, contributing to building a trustworthy network  for partners.

Yang Lin, Chief Planning Engineer of Computing and Core Network at ZTE, gave a speech about "ZTE View on Autonomous Network." He introduced the strategy and solutions of ZTE CCN product line to reshape all aspects of mobile core network from network O&M transformation, user experience  optimization, new business innovation to network resilience and efficiency with intelligence and AI.

Liu Zhenghai, Marketing Director of Computing and Core Network at ZTE, delivered a speech entitled "ZTE Server & Storage Product" at the conference. He said that ZTE's server products have entered major customer markets in the internet, finance, energy, and other industries at a large scale. ZTE server products have the advantages of high performance, high reliability, easy expansion, and easy management, as well as have outstanding performance in cloud computing, big data  and NFV fields. Moving forward, ZTE will seize new opportunities in the computing era and contribute to the development of the global digital economy.

Xu Yunbao, Planning Director of Computing and Core Network at ZTE, delivered a speech entitled "New Service of New Era" during the event. He emphasized that 5G New Calling upgrades traditional voice service, providing an intelligent, interactive and immersive service experience for both individual and industrial users. With full participation in the revolution and innovation of 5G New Calling industry, ZTE is committed to providing E2E 5G New Calling solution including terminal, network, service and application, aiming to build new ecosystem together with partners.

As a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and solutions, ZTE is committed to creating values for customers through continuous technological innovation and strives to provide high-quality end-to-end 5G solutions, helping operators build simplified, agile, integrated, efficient, and reliable core networks, thereby facilitating robust development, and commercial success of 5G.