Tuesday, 09 March 2021

Capacity, coverage, costs: How ZTE tackles the major challenges for operators with its latest solutions

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Wednesday 09 December 20

In Part 2 of this exciting interview with ZTE’s Deputy General Manager of RAN Product Marketing, Jiang Wen, we look more closely at some of ZTE’s latest solutions and how they are changing the market for 5G

In Part 1 of our interview with Mr Jiang Wen, we discussed how the 5G landscape has changed for operators during the first two years of 5G, bringing with it new challenges and new opportunities. Here we take a deeper dive into a number of specific solutions and how they work to solve some of the major issues operators are facing around the world.   When it comes to developing innovative solutions, Mr Jiang explained that the key is leveraging real-world experience from the industry, coupled with a focus on increasing capacity and coverage while reducing costs.   “Experience comes from practice. All of the innovations mentioned in the previous article come from studying actual 5G deployments and working towards optimization,” explained Mr Jiang. “We believe these innovations could help our oversea customers to overcome their challenges and deliver quality 5G with better coverage and larger capacity at lower cost.”      Coverage, especially in an urban environment, can be a major challenge for 5G. What is ZTE doing to help operators deal with  this challenge?   I’d like to talk about our SSB 1+X solution, which helps to provide optimal coverage with simplified structure, but for that we need to discuss massive MIMO first.   Massive MIMO is a core 5G technology that can improve network coverage, user experience, and network capability…

In Part 1 of our interview with Mr Jiang Wen, we discussed how the 5G landscape has changed for operators during the first two years of 5G, bringing with it new challenges and new opportunities. Here we take a deeper dive into a number of specific solutions and how they work to solve some of the major issues operators are facing around the world.   When it comes to developing innovative solutions, Mr Jiang explained that the key is leveraging real-world experience from the industry, coupled with a focus on increasing capacity and coverage while reducing costs.   “Experience comes from practice. All of the innovations mentioned in the previous article come from studying actual 5G deployments and working towards optimization,” explained Mr Jiang. “We believe these innovations could help our oversea customers to overcome their challenges and deliver quality 5G with better coverage and larger capacity at lower cost.”      Coverage, especially in an urban environment, can be a major challenge for 5G. What is ZTE doing to help operators deal with  this challenge?   I’d like to talk about our SSB 1+X solution, which helps to provide optimal coverage with simplified structure, but for that we need to discuss massive MIMO first.   Massive MIMO is a core 5G technology that can improve network coverage, user experience, and network capability…

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