ZTE unveils world’s first flexible reconfigurable terabit router

ZTEZTE has unveiled the world’s first flexible reconfigurable terabit router to enable customers to build the highest-performance broadband networks.

The terabit router supports the deployment of multiple line cards with processing capability of 10 gigabits per second to 1T, and modules that offer scalable throughput of 200G to 18T. To enable convenient installation in a wide variety of environments, the flexible interfaces and loose-coupled component design of the router allow customers to configure networks that are customised for their needs, promoting adaptability, consistency and continuity.

The superior performance of the terabit router is built on two proprietary ZTE technology solutions, cloud routing and intelligent system resource scheduling. Cloud routing builds system control plane based on distributed modular technology to ensure efficient network resource utilisation, offering network scalability and support for simultaneous deployment of multiple transmission protocols. Intelligent system resource scheduling enables physical and logic system resource sharing and flexible scheduling to ensure automatic matching of system load and resource allocation, driving superior power-consumption performance of 0.8W/Gbps.

“Globally, it is becoming more important to deliver excellent value to customers and help them achieve sustainable development of their businesses,” said Xu Ming, General Manager of ZTE’s Bearer Network Product Division. “The flexible reconfigurable terabit router offers industry-leading routing performance, and can drive improved efficiency and extend equipment life-span. The high flexibility and configurability of the router offers unprecedented scalability, and supports a wide range of service provisions as the network evolves.”

The router uses ZTE’s self-developed chipset to achieve increased stability and scalability of the system architecture, with the increased system integration helping to improve energy consumption. With the open and programmable framework including SDN, the router can make the network architecture more modularised and deliver network virtualisation functions, so as to closely integrate the service developers with the network developers to build next-generation networks with greater competitiveness.

Broadband bearer networks are regarded as key strategic assets in many countries. In August, China’s State Council outlined the “Broadband China” plan, mapping out development objectives in the future. ZTE’s flexible reconfigurable terabit router helps align operators with the requirements of the “Broadband China” plan.