ElasticNet is ZTE’s next-generation network solution. It uses software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) technologies, both of which enable elastic network configuration. This helps an operator meet the changing demands of customers and quickly implement new business models.
ElasticNet integrates SDN and NFV technology to create a flat network that suits diverse functions and demands. With cloud computing technology, ElasticNet provides functions and systems for network control. It decouples the control and forwarding functions so that network control is centralized, and it makes the network comply with open, standard protocols. ElasticNet provides a programmable environment, which makes the network visible to applications and promotes network innovation. The solution also solves problems with automatic network configuration and flexible service deployment.
In short, ElasticNet makes a network dynamic. The network can be scaled to meet increased service demands, reduce the cost of network construction, and maximize network utilization. The network evolves from a fixed, complicated system to a flexible, reconfigurable software-based system.