ZTE Unveils World’s First High-Power 3.5GHz TD-LTE Base Station
20 March 2012, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today released the world’s first 3.5GHz high-power TD-LTE distributed base station.
The base station has wide coverage and transmission power of 80W. In addition, its RF module supports a 4-port antenna, with each port capable of transmission power of 20W. The base station also has interference suppression and carrier aggregation features. This increases site coverage by more than 25 per cent, dramatically reducing operator network development costs.
To date, ZTE has signed three contracts related to deploying and upgrading 3.5GHz TD-LTE networks in Asia-Pacific and Africa.
ZTE is a major global vendor driving the use of 3.5GHz and 3.6GHz bands. The use of these bands has now been approved as an industry standard by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project.
“Through decades of efforts, Chinese communication companies have become leaders in the LTE base station industry,” said ZTE Vice President Wang Shouchen. “The new ZTE 3.5GHz base station is an example of how this was accomplished.”
ZTE is dedicated to becoming the world’s No. 1 TD-LTE brand. Its production of macro base stations with wide outdoor coverage and its creation of the industry’s first integrated base station is evidence of the company’s commitment to this goal. ZTE has also helped world-class operators like Japan’s Softbank, Sweden’s Hi3G and China Mobile successfully deploy TD-LTE networks. On March 5, 2012, the World Intellectual Property Organization released 2011 global patent application numbers. With 2,826 PCT international patents, ZTE ranked first among global enterprises.
ZTE is a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions with the most comprehensive product range covering virtually every sector of the wireline, wireless, service and terminals markets. The company delivers innovative, custom-made products and services to over 500 operators in more than 140 countries, helping them to meet the changing needs of their customers while achieving continued revenue growth. ZTE’s 2010 revenue led the industry with a 21% increase to USD10.609 billion. ZTE commits 10 percent of its revenue to research and development and takes a leading role in a wide range of international bodies developing emerging telecoms standards. A company with sound corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, ZTE is a member of the UN Global Compact. ZTE is China’s only listed telecom manufacturer, publicly traded on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ). For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn.