China Mobile Trials LTE-A With ZTE, Qualcomm

SHENZHEN, China -- ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, is pleased to support China Mobile in the deployment of 3-carrier aggregation 4G LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) services based on CAT 9 devices.

With the new China Mobile 3-CA service in Guangzhou, users with CAT 9 devices powered by a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810 processor with X10 LTE may enjoy downlink (DL) data rates of over 300Mbps, more than triple the speeds of existing time division-long term evolution (TD-LTE) networks. As the provider of radio access and core networks, ZTE supported the upgrade of China Mobile’s network without a major overhaul of its existing infrastructure and software, testament to ZTE’s flexible and efficient software defined radio (SDR) platform.

LTE-A, defined within 3GPP R10 and following releases, will help 4G LTE networks evolve and attain 1Gbps data rates on DL and 500Mbps for uplink (UL). As one of the key techniques within LTE-A, carrier aggregation multiplies network transmission speeds, by combining two or three continuous or non-continuous carrier bands together. Eventually, an even higher number of carrier bands may be combined.

Since the deployment of carrier aggregation involves the upgrading of every single aspect of a network, from chipset terminal to system, commercialisation is a prolonged process of evolution. The commercial deployment of 3-carrier aggregation is a breakthrough for LTE-A development, giving operators increased network capabilities to provide superior user experience to subscribers.

ZTE Corp. (Shenzhen: 000063; Hong Kong: 0763)

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