ZTE PR, 2/27/12
Chinese telecom equipment and terminal manufacturer ZTE (0763.HK; 000063.SZ) today debuted its LTE-A Inter-band Dual-Carrier commercial base station at the Mobile World Congress 2012 (MWC 2012) in Barcelona, Spain.
The new LTE-A commercial base station is based on the company's SDR hardware platform. It introduces inter-band carrier aggregation and MIMO (multiple input and multiple output) technologies. These technologies can double peak rate for individual users, enabling high-speed downloads of up to 270Mbps in the downlink and meeting growing data service demands. During the congress, ZTE also demonstrated the base station's inter-band carrier aggregation capabilities on two bands: 20M 2.6G and 20M 1.8G.
As frequency resources are becoming increasingly valuable, carrier aggregation technology will help assist operators with separate and discontinuous frequency resources because it can aggregate multiple carriers and increase frequency utilization rate. This technology also enables greater bandwidth, higher user throughput. In addition, it can solve the problem of rapid throughput decrease in the cell edge.
As of the end of 2011, ZTE had won 30 LTE commercial contracts across the globe, including with CSL, H3G, Vodafone, Softbank, Zain and others. The company also has deployed test networks in cooperation with more than 100 operators all around the world, including in Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East.