Using ZTE’s proprietary pre5G multi-user/multi-stream spatial multiplexing technology, with user handsets based on existing 4G standards, the company’s Massive MIMO base station demonstrated peak data throughput that is more than three times that of traditional base stations, and average data throughput that exceeds conventional systems by at least five times.
Several major international telecommunications operators indicated they would strengthen their collaborations with ZTE after they were invited to attend the field test, noting the record-breaking results had exceeded their expectations.
The latest test came two months after ZTE successfully completed pre-commercial test of the world’s first pre5G Massive MIMO base station in November 2014. Based on ZTE’s self-developed baseband processor chipset, the company’s pre5G solutions offer advances in the level of integration. Comprising 128 antennas, ZTE’s Massive MIMO base station uses a frontal area similar to existing 8-antennas. Integrating antennas, base station units and RFs in one module, ZTE’s Massive MIMO base station uses only one-third of the installation space of traditional systems, lowering operating costs and total cost ownership of operators.
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