China Showdown Huawei vs ZTE

Colton Conor colton.conor at gmail.com
Fri Apr 20 12:26:20 UTC 2018


Of the two large Chinese Vendors, which has the better network operating
system? Huawei is much larger that ZTE is my understanding, but larger does
not always mean better.

Both of these manufactures have switches and routers. I doubt we will use
their routing products anytime soon, but the switching products with MPLS
are what we are exploring. Price wise both of these vendors seem to have
10G MPLS capable switches that are a 1/4 of the price of a Cisco or Juniper
wants to charge.

On the Huawei side looks like the S6720 is a fit.
On the ZTE side, it looks like the ZXR10 5960 Series is a fit.

Has anyone had experience with either of these two switches? How do they
compare?

Also, for each independent brand, is their switching network operating
system the same as their routing network operating system that their
routers run?


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