ZTE to help True build a 5G-oriented IPRAN network in Thailand
ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile Internet, today announced it has won the bid for the 5G IPRAN project of Thailand’s telco, True, in recognition of its outstanding performance in the POC test.
Underpinned by ZTE’s 5G Flexhaul solution, ZTE will help True build an intelligent, ultra-broadband and evolvable 5G IPRAN network to achieve unified transport of 2G/3G/4G/5G mobile services, FTTx, WLAN access and enterprise private line services. That effort will consolidate the leading position of True in Thailand.
ZTE’s 5G Flexhaul solution is composed of the 5G access device, ZXCTN 6000, the 5G transport flagship product, ZXCTN 9000-E and the integrated management and control platform, ZENIC ONE. Backed up with its in-house chipsets, the access layer and aggregation/core layer of the solution enable smooth upgrade to 100GE and 400GE/n*400GE, aimed to build ultra-broadband IP transport networks.
Meanwhile, ZTE’s ZENIC ONE management and control platform enables Zero-Touch service creation, and supports the path computation and re-optimisation based on latency, bandwidth or IGP cost. Also, it is capable of mirror fault simulation, traffic prediction and network optimisation.
In addition, ZTE’s 5G Flexhaul solution supports Class D high-precision clock synchronisation, Slice+ over FlexE, and multi-scenario protection mechanisms against link faults, node faults and signal degradation.
By the end of May 2020, ZTE had shipped over 60 000 5G transport network devices worldwide. The company has completed various commercial deployments and pilot trials of 5G transport networks with global operators. According to the latest mobile backhaul market share report of Omdia, ZTE’s IP Edge Router market share ranked number three globally and number two in Asia-Pacific market in 2019.
With more than 3 million fixed network users and a 30% share in the mobile market, True is one of Thailand’s leading operators, with a comprehensive range of services and an annual growth rate of 30%. In February 2020, True obtained the 5G licence and achieved the commercialisation of 5G networks.
ZTE is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices and enterprise technology solutions to consumers, operators, companies and public sector customers. As a part of ZTE’s strategy, the company is committed to providing customers with integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value as the telecommunications and information technology sectors converge. Listed in the stock exchanges of Hong Kong and Shenzhen (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), ZTE sells its products and services in more than 160 countries.