ZTE launches large-capacity backhaul products to meet Pre5G capacities and densities
ZTE has plans to launch a new mobile backhaul product, the ZXCTN 6180H series, aimed at meeting what it is terming Pre5G backhaul capacities. Pre5G is ZTE’s term for the implementation of features that can be applied to LTE-A networks, but will also be deployed within 5G. Just for context, Huawei prefers 4.5G, Nokia uses 5G-ready and Ericsson 55 Plug-In.
The product has support for 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) and 40G Packet-Optical (PO) channelised interface, giving support to what ZTE terms “super-large-capacity networks” and high-density network coverage.
The product is smallish, too being 3U-high and supports “SDN evolution” – meaning that ZTE is positioning it to be being open to the control interfaces that network elements will need to support to be able to be plugged into future Software-Defined Networks.
“The ZXCTN 6180H series of access products have the smallest size and strongest access capability in their class. They are applicable to the access layer of a transport network and can satisfy the increasingly urgent multi-service access and bearing requirements in the Pre5G/5G era,” said Li Hailong, ZTE bearer network product general manager.