ZTE becomes China’s first Platinum Member of OpenDaylight as the company strengthens its collaboration with other leading developers of SDN (software-defined networking) and NFV (networks functions virtualization) technologies.
“SDN is disruptive technology and is transforming how new products and services are brought to market,” said Li Guang, ZTE’s Vice President & Director of Wireline Products. “We believe the next generation network infrastructure should be open, and we look forward to working even more closely with OpenDaylight and the open source community to develop it.”
As OpenDaylight’s first Platinum member from China, ZTE’s industry-leading elastic network solutions are deployed in more than 180 networks around the world, leveraging SDN and NFV technologies to enable customers to transform their network architecture to support next-generation services and applications. Other OpenDaylight Platinum members include Cisco, Ericsson, HPE, Intel, Red Hat and Brocade.
As the most committed core members of OpenDaylight, Platinum members are involved in technical and market strategy development. ZTE will conduct close cooperation with other OpenDaylight partners to promote SDN commercialization and will host more events to foster partnerships with developers.
ZTE is a lead member of OpenDaylight’s Of-Config and BIER projects, and a core member of SPTN project. ZTE has made contribution to ODL core projects, especially in MD-SAL and Cluster, committed to enhancing performance and stability. In December, as one of the major sponsors, ZTE helped organize OpenDaylight City Tour in Nanjing, Shenzhen, Beijing and Shanghai.
“ZTE has been an active member of the OpenDaylight technical community from the early days of the project, and they have steadily increased their participation and leadership over time. Expanding that leadership with an upgrade to a Platinum membership in the OpenDaylight Foundation gives them an even greater opportunity to positively influence the project going forward,” said Phil Robb, Interim Executive Director of the OpenDaylight Project. “We look forward to working with them even more closely to drive innovation around the OpenDaylight platform and expand the open SDN ecosystem.”
ZTE completed SDON pilot testing in Fujian, Jiangsu and Hainan provinces in China, in addition to SDN IPRAN pilot testing in Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces. In Latin America, ZTE built a large-scale vIMS network covering seven countries; and provided a leading international operator with a next-generation core network evolution solution covering 2G, 3G and 4G networks.