China Showdown Huawei vs ZTE

Colton Conor colton.conor at
Fri Apr 20 13:44:32 UTC 2018

Yes looks like they are both under pressure. I feel bad for the USA based
employees. I know Huawei has quite a few in Plano, Texas.

With both ZTE and Huawei out of the picture for USA operators, who is the
low cost leader in this space then?

On Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 7:56 AM, STARNES, CURTIS <
Curtis.Starnes at> wrote:

> Same for Huawei.
> huawei-zte-us-networks-national-security
> analyst-chinas-huawei-to-quit-u-s-market/#194f570211cb
> I don't think I would recommend either in todays political climate.....
> -----Original Message-----
> From: NANOG <nanog-bounces at> On Behalf Of Suresh Ramasubramanian
> Sent: Friday, April 20, 2018 7:35 AM
> To: Colton Conor <colton.conor at>; NANOG <nanog at>
> Subject: Re: China Showdown Huawei vs ZTE
> Ah. ZTE is in a spot of trouble right about now.
> government-ban-extremely-unfair-vows-fight-its-rights
> ´╗┐On 20/04/18, 5:58 PM, "NANOG on behalf of Colton Conor" <
> nanog-bounces at on behalf of colton.conor at> wrote:
>     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
>     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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