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ZTE 3D-MIMO tech moves closer to commercial deployment

ZTE
Wednesday 02 December 15

ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, is pleased to take its proprietary Pre5G technology a step closer to commercial deployment, after the successful testing of the company’s three dimensional multiple input multiple output (3D-MIMO) solution on China Mobile&rsquo…

ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, is pleased to take its proprietary Pre5G technology a step closer to commercial deployment, after the successful testing of the company’s three dimensional multiple input multiple output (3D-MIMO) solution on China Mobile’s commercial network.

ZTE’s 3D-MIMO technology helped increase average data throughput by two to four times, with data rates at the cell edge going up as much as five to seven times, according to results from a test conducted on China Mobile’s commercial network in a metropolitan area of Guangzhou. The pre-commercial test, conducted jointly with China Mobile’s Guangdong provincial subsidiary, and the China Mobile Research Institute, demonstrated the capability of ZTE’s 3D-MIMO solution to improve network throughput and coverage in an area with a high concentration of tall buildings.

3D-MIMO provides more precise beamforming and more effective spatial multiplexing to greatly strengthen a network's resistance to interference, improving the performance of cells and the overall network, and is a key component of ZTE’s Pre5G technology.

ZTE’s 3D-MIMO base stations feature the company’s patented intellectual property, with 128 built-in antenna elements and advanced baseband vector processing chipsets, and are fully compatible with existing 4G long term evolution (LTE) infrastructure and user terminals, making them easy for operators to deploy.

5G research is key to ZTE’s strategy to become a global leader in the development of next-generation network technology. In June 2014, ZTE was the first vendor to propose the concept of Pre5G, and the company launched its Pre5G base station integrating base band unit (BBU) and remote radio unit (RRU) technology at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in March 2015, enabling carriers to emulate the behaviour of future 5G networks on existing 4G LTE network infrastructure.

ZTE’s Pre5G 3D-MIMO products have won numerous global awards. In March 2014, ZTE’s Pre5G 3D-MIMO products won the Innovative Solution and Fastest Market Development Award at the Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) awards in Barcelona. In May 2015, ZTE won the Wireless Network Infrastructure Innovation award for Pre5G products at the Global Telecom Business (GTB) Innovation Awards. In June 2015, ZTE was awarded the Global Technology Innovation Award in 5G Networks by Frost & Sullivan, one of the world's leading consulting firms, in recognition of ZTE's outstanding performance and achievements in 5G technology innovation, and leading position in the industry.


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