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Red Hat, ZTE Develop A Solution For Next-Gen 5G Strategies


Red Hat has joined hands with ZTE to create a new solution aimed at helping service providers more effectively deploy virtual network functions (VNFs) for Red Hat OpenStack Platform on ZTE XCLOUD hardware.

Key components of the alliance

  • The alliance is designed to aid telcos gain greater traction in deploying 5G services with the backing of a common telco cloud infrastructure.
  • Red Hat OpenStack Platform on ZTE hardware is expected to offer a replicable, cost-effective network solution for telcos and provide a foundation for transforming traditional core data centers into more efficient open environments.
  • Based on recent Red Hat internal testing, the solution can speed integration time on ZTE hardware by up to 5x as telcos launch 5G technologies.
  • ZTE also plans to use Red Hat OpenStack Platform to provide the integrated environment for VNF services in ZTE Openlab, specifically in the Nanjing and Brussels locations.

Red Hat and ZTE said they have worked with Vodafone Idea Limited to deploy its VNF services on Red Hat OpenStack Platform to help deliver its end-to-end horizontal cloud platform.