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ZTE launches 5G core product based on service based architecture

ZTE has launched a new 5G core product based on service based architecture (SBA) and fully compliant with the 3GPP Release 15 standard from September.

The ZTE Cloud ServCore consists of 3GPP network function services and common network function services in the control plane, and distributed media planes supporting flexible deployment and high-performance forwarding.

These distributed planes interwork with the control plane through Packet Forwarding Control Protocol (PFCP).

It is based on the micro-service cloud native architecture ad utilizes micro-service components, DevOps tools and containerized deployment.

The platform uses a fully virtualized architecture decoupled from the underlying cloud platform, and supporting hardware and software acceleration.

ZTE said it anticipates that China Mobile could adopt the technology as part of its 5G core trials. The China Mobile Research Institute has been conducting joint research with ZTE in its 5G Core Lab and has praised the design of the Cloud ServCore product.