ZTE Corporation announced it has won the bid of the centralised procurement of IPRAN products from China Unicom.
The contract includes ZTE's multiservice packet platform ZXCTN 9000-EA series and its 5G transport intelligent access product ZXCTN 6000 series.
According to a press release from the Chinese partially state-owned technology company that specializes in telecommunication, this is the largest centralized procurement of China Unicom, involving IPRAN1.0, IPRAN2.0, and CPE equipment, following its large-scale construction of intelligent MAN in 2020.
The equipment will help China Unicom give full play to the multiservice transport capabilities of its intelligent MAN, and boost the construction of the new-generation cloud-network convergence. By simplifying the network protocols and optimizing the traffic grooming, the equipment can improve the user experience and accelerate the growth of the digital economy.
Meanwhile, ZTE deeply participates in China Unicom's intelligent MAN construction at the core, aggregation, and access layers. At the core and aggregation layers, ZTE offers the multiservice packet platform ZXCTN 9000-EA series to carry the core services of the intelligent MAN.
The ZXCTN 9000-EA series, adopting the industry's most advanced distributed large-capacity non-blocking switching architecture, has rich service features to transport the services in mobile backhaul, Metro-E, and FMC scenarios, and reduce CAPEX and OPEX effectively.
At the access layer, ZTE's 6000 series can access 5G backhaul services in the intelligent MAN and allow compatibility with 2G/3G/LTE/residential/enterprise services. Based on in-house chipsets, the 6000 series integrates innovative technologies of FlexE, SDN, SR, network slicing, and high-precision clock to efficiently transmit services in 5G eMBB, URLLC, and mMTC scenarios. Also, the 6000 series can facilitate to build of on-demand networks to satisfy the requirements of NSA/SA, enterprise, and residential broadband services.