3 June 2021, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile internet, has passed GSMA’s Network Equipment Security Assurance Scheme (NESAS) evaluation for its 5G NR gNodeB and seven 5GC network devices. The results have been officially announced on the GSMA website.
ZTE successfully passed the security audit for its development and product lifecycle processes in June 2020, and then the company carried out the NESAS security tests on its 5G network products in accordance with security standards defined in Security Assurance Specifications (SCAS) by 3GPP in March, 2021.
SGS Brightsight, a NESAS Security Test Laboratory accredited by GSMA, has performed the SCAS testing. The tests cover air interface security, service-oriented architecture (SOA) security, access security, control/user plane security, network product general security, transmission security, O&M security, vulnerability and robustness testing, etc. ZTE has passed all the tests according to the test report, which objectively presents the security levels of ZTE’s 5G products.
As a global and efficient cybersecurity assessment mechanism, NESAS has been taking feedback from various stakeholders into account and also iteratively strengthening its ability, to satisfy the security needs of network operators, equipment vendors, regulators, and national security authorities.
With its cybersecurity vision of “Security in DNA, Trust through Transparency”, ZTE has been committed to providing secure products and services for the industry and customers. Moving forward, ZTE supports and adopts security schemes dedicated to unifying the verification of 5G network products. Together with the stakeholders, ZTE will actively be devoted to the further development of network security certifications.
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ZTE Corporation is a global leader in telecommunications and information technology. Founded in 1985 and listed on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges, the company has been committed to providing integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value to consumers, carriers, businesses and government and enterprise network customers from over 160 countries around the world to enable increased connectivity and productivity.
ZTE believes in technology innovation as a core value of the company, continuously enhancing its core competitive advantages in the 5G era. For the twelve months ended 31 December 2020, the company’s R&D spending amounted to RMB14.80 billion with a year-on-year growth of 17.9%, which was 14.6% as a percentage of operating revenue, 0.8 percentage point higher than that in 2019. According to the report generated by world-wide famous patent data company IPLytics in Feb. 2021, the Global 5G related standard essential patents (SEP) that ZTE has declared to ETSI, ranked the top 3 in the world. The number of the patents of 5G standards, to some extent, reflects ZTE’s ability on technology research and patent reserves achievements in 5G field. Meanwhile, ZTE has filed about 80,000 global patent applications by the end of 2020, and accumulated more than 38,000 granted patents globally.
In terms of operator network business, ZTE has actively participated in the global 5G construction. Backed up with its serialized products and solutions, the company has been committed to achieving the ultimate experience of customers and the extraordinary efficiency of networks, expecting to build the most cost-effective 5G networks. Its 5G wireless products, 5G core networks and 5G transport products respectively account for more than 30% of the domestic operator market. According to a report from an external organization, ZTE ranked No.2 in the world in terms of global shipment of 5G base stations in 2020. Also, the company ranked No.2 in terms of global operator market share of optical network. With the total user capacity of video system exceeding 150 million, ZTE has achieved further market share growth. The company’s full series of 5G power supply products and solutions have safeguarded the power supply for over 200,000 5G sites around the world.