ZTE releases new generation of miniaturised remote radio units to maximise power efficiency
16 February 2016, Shenzhen, China– ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today announced its new generation of miniaturised remote radio units (RRUs), which set a new record in raising power amplifier efficiency. The compact series utilises minimal equipment for efficient wide scale deployment.
ZTE’s next-generation of miniaturised RRU products, with increased power amplifier efficiency, adapt to varying scenarios and can provide enhanced network performance to help operators quickly and flexibly construct a low-cost, high-performance converged global system for 2G/3G/4G mobile communication networks.
The RRU series possesses the industry’s smallest and lightest dual-packet access (dual-PA) radio frequency (RF) modules, with only two-thirds of the volume of similar products in the industry, which means that it is easily installed and hidden from sight. In the face of current widespread public awareness of environmental protection, the technology helps operators to quickly acquire new sites and conveniently deploy networks using less space than previously required.
The RRU series offers high power, full bandwidth and 2T4R functions. The high power capabilities enable global system for mobile (GSM) and long-term-evolution (LTE) networks to function in dual-mode at a high capacity. The full bandwidth capabilities can be adapted to scattered frequency bands, preserving half of the required RF modules and feeders. The four way receiver significantly enhances uplink coverage performance, effectively extending the standby time of mobile handsets. Therefore, the RRU supports operators in facilitating a high performance GSM and LTE dual mode network in one easy step.
The RRU series also supports 4T4R function and a single RRU can support 4×4 multiple input multiple output (MIMO) technology, with nearly a 50 percent reduction in the volume allowing double the data rate to be achieved with quick and easy installation. Combined with carrier aggregation (CA) technology, a single mobile user peak data rate can exceed 1Gbps.
ZTE’s General Manager of Wireless Product Operation Department, Zhang Jianguo, said: “Following the successful global release of our previous Magic RRU products, ZTE has now launched its new generation of miniaturised RRU products to the market. The RRU series’ consistent performance allows mobile consumers to experience a faster and more stable mobile network. The dramatically reduced product volume greatly reduces the energy consumption and carbon emissions of mobile base stations, and the power amplifier efficiency element is industry leading.”
As a leading communications solution provider, ZTE is committed to technological innovation, and endeavours to provide customers with exceptional network services. In 2015, ZTE’s 4G shipments grew more than 25 percent, accounting for more than 30 percent of global shipments of the 4G market and maintaining the world’s fastest growth for three consecutive years. By the end of 2015, ZTE had built 2G/3G/4G commercial networks for more than 180 operators in more than 110 countries.