ZTE completes third phase IMT-2020 core network tests

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ZTE has announced it has completed the third phase of China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology's IMT-2020 5G core network tests.

The vendor revealed it has completed the third-phase testing, which involves evaluating the performance of the network function virtualization infrastructure platform, the service performance of the 5G core network element, as well as system capacity and stability.

ZTE said it has passed all test cases and met the requirements for service model and specification indicators with its test results, verifying the maturity of its 5G core network solution.

The third phase testing also involved security function tests focused on device identity management and registration. ZTE's solution passed all the mandatory test cases.

ZTE general manager for telecom cloud and core network products Liu Jianhua said the completion of the testing represents another significant milestone following the vendor's completion of 5G standalone architecture functionality testing in September last year.

“ZTE will actively support and cooperate with Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to help the 5G industry grow mature and embrace the arrival of the 5G era,” he said.

In collaboration with China Telecom, ZTE recently completed the first 4G and 5G network interoperability test using standalone architecture.

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