ZTE Corporation Enters into Framework Agreement with Telenor Group
Feb 28 15
ZTE Corporation announced that it has entered into a five-year global framework agreement with Telenor Group to provide radio access network (RAN) equipment and services, including 2G, 3G and 4G technologies. The agreement covers all business units of Telenor in Europe and Asia. ZTE will provide its most advanced software-defined radio (SDR) platform to Telenor. The solution supports multiple technologies including GSM, Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA), long-term evolution frequency division duplex (LTE FDD) and LTE time division duplex (TDD), and multiple frequency bands simultaneously. It has a scalable and integrated design which enables rapid, smart, and efficient network deployment as well as smooth network evolution.
ZTE Corporation Launches Smart 4-Core OTT B760H Set-Top Box
Feb 27 15
ZTE Corporation has announced the launch of B760H, its smart 4-core OTT set-top box, or STB. The B760H STB is configured with a 4-core processor, and runs on Android 4.4. It supports the IPTV+OTT function and service, which can provide multiple functions and applications such as multi-screen interaction, family monitoring, 3D games and shopping to generate an entertaining experience for the entire family. The B760H supports 2.4G/5G WiFi connection, allowing it to take advantage of 5G WiFi connections to facilitate a smoother user experience. At present the majority of devices, including mobile devices, handsets, tablets, notebooks, and hand-held games consoles run on the 2.4GHz frequency band of WiFi connections. This causes a lot of competition and interference between devices, affecting the application quality. However, this interference can be reduced through connecting to 5G WiFi which is seldom used, significantly improving the signal quality. In comparison to existing traditional HD network STBs, the B760H supports hard coding visual communication, which possesses several advantages in terms of HD technology. The hard coding reduces the requirement for computing which significantly lessens the burden on the CPU. When the HD image is processed the hard coding enables HD visual communication. The B760H has a built-in Bluetooth 4.0 module so that the STB possesses full compatibility with Bluetooth technology. In the future, more IOT devices will use Bluetooth 4.0 which will establish Bluetooth as an important carrier of the smart family service.
ZTE Launches Next Generation IPRAN Platform
Feb 25 15
ZTE Corporation has launched its next generation 10GE internet protocol radio access network (IPRAN) product series, featuring the large switching and access capacity. The ZXCTN 6000 V3.00 series, including the ZXCTN 6120S, 6150 & 6180, is designed with cutting-edge system structure and high performance energy-saving chips to achieve large capacity and high density 10GE access ability, with the compact size of 1RU, 2RU & 3RU height. The traditional 10GE IPRAN equipment currently used in access layer have very limited capability with only partial slots which can support 10GE capacity. As a result, the traditional 10GE equipment cannot provide adequate 10GE access ability to satisfy the large bandwidth requirement of LTE and the future service development. All slots of ZXCTN 6000 V3.00 can support a 10GE line card and provide high density 10GE access ability for mobile and enterprise services. The unique universal slots design can achieve 100% slot-utilisation because there is no limitation and coupling relationship between slots and line cards. Any line card can be used in any slot to help users improve equipment utilisation rate, and decrease operation & maintenance cost. The ZXCTN 6000 V3.00 have the capacity to support up to 100Gbps switching & access capacity. Compared with traditional IPRAN equipment, the 10GE & GE access capacities of the ZXCTN 6000 V3.00 improve up to 450% and 233% respectively. The ZXCTN 6000 V3.00 series adopts 200mm depth design, which save up to 70% of weight and space occupied, and can be deployed in diverse and complicated environments including outdoor cabinets. Furthermore, the ZXCTN 6120S is the first 1RU height 10GE access equipment in the industry. The ZXCTN 6000 V3.00 series supports diverse types of interfaces, VC4 level large granularity transport of time division multiplexing (TDM) service, advanced synchronisation solutions and seamless end-to-end microwave backhaul to fully meet the different network requirements of 2G, 3G, LTE and enterprise services. Functions such as hierarchical quality of service (H-QoS), IPv6 and software defined networking-capability can help users deploy innovative services in the future. In 2014, ZTE has successfully passed SDN field tests of multiple telecom operators, making the company one of the pioneers of SDN-based solutions in mobile backhaul networks. With powerful functionality, easy operation and maintenance capability, the ZXCTN 6000 series has won the larger global market share of mobile backhaul networks. More than 1,000,000 units of the ZXCTN 6000 have been successfully delivered and adopted by hundreds of operators around the world, including China Mobile, China Unicom, China Telecom, SingTel, Telefonica, TeliaSonera, France Telecom, Telenor, Etsalat, Bhart Airtel and more. The release of the next generation ZXCTN 6000 V3.00 series will significantly enhance ZTE's advantage in the mobile backhaul market.