February 28, 2018, Barcelona - ZTE Corporation (0763.HK/000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise, and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile internet, today signed the Partnership Agreement with Nethys (VOO) for the provision of full virtualized Mobile Core and digital transformation Services. VOO is a brand owned by Belgian cable operators Nethys and Brutele and provides communications services to customers in Brussels and Wallonia (French-speaking part in Belgium), including internet, fixed voice services and digital and interactive TV. VOO mobile is operated by Nethys as Light MVNO.
Earlier in December 2017, ZTE announced the exclusive bid with Nethys/VOO for a digital transformation program from Light to Full MVNO. This program will enable VOO to converge its fixed and mobile core networks and develop its business autonomously and flexibly by becoming a Full MVNO.
In this program, ZTE will deliver the first full-fledged virtualization solution that is based on ZTE's self-developed hardware and Ceph storage solutions in the high-end market in Western Europe. It provides nearly 30 + vApps, which is of a full suite of network elements such as vCN and vVAS, including end-to-end virtualization solutions for all components from hardware, NFVI platform, VNF to MANO.
The successful bidding of this program proves once again ZTE's leading position in virtualization technology, not only for traditional MNO operators but also for the emerging MVNO operators.
ZTE’s technology brings the virtualization
“We are happy to work together with ZTE for one of our biggest transformation program. We believe that thanks to ZTE flexibility, know-how, commitment and state of the art technology, we will definitively achieve our objectives most efficiently,” said Christian Vyncke, CTO, VOO.
ZTE is committed to the development of virtualized network technologies. To date, ZTE has 320+ commercialized deployments and commercial laboratories worldwide and has worked in close collaboration with major carriers in deploying virtualized networks.