ZTE has demonstrated a new OAM (operations, administration and management) solution based on SDN architecture at the Broadband & TV Connect Asia conference in Singapore.
The new Elastic SDN IPRAN OAM solution, powered by ZTE’s Elastic SDN technology, is claimed to enable operators to perform 90 percent of routine network OAM functions with one-touch control on mobile devices, generating at least 30 percent labour cost savings.
As operators accelerate deployments of 4G LTE networks to meet rising demand, it is becoming increasingly challenging to manage IP RAN mobile bearer networks. This problem is especially acute in Southeast Asia, where operators need to manage their IP RAN networks efficiently on outlying islands and mountainous terrain.
ZTE’s Elastic SDN technology can help operators overcome these challenges by integrating SDN network architecture and adopting virtualization technology. The new OAM solution performs unified management on access layer and aggregation layer equipment using SDN controller. It also supports plug-and-play and one-touch service deployment, reducing OAM workload for engineers and increasing their productivity.
The system supports remote operation using personal computers, mobile phones and tablets, enabling users to perform network OAM out of the equipment room and complete 90 percent of routine OAM work using mobile terminals.