Press Release

ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, announced that it has successfully completed joint-testing of its proprietary Pre5G frequency-division duplexing (FDD) Massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) solution, in partnership with China Telecom Innovation Center.

The results of the joint-test showed ZTE’s Pre5G FDD Massive MIMO solution enhanced cell throughput by more than three times using existing frequency spectrum and 4G long-term evolution (LTE) devices. Based on the successful test, ZTE demonstrated the capabilities of its innovative Pre5G FDD Massive MIMO solution to help operators offer ultrafast mobile broadband services on existing FDD – LTE infrastructure, without requiring users to change their mobile devices and terminals.

ZTE is taking its industry leadership in the development of Pre5G Massive MIMO technology on time-division duplexing LTE (TDD-LTE) networks one step further by deploying Massive MIMO technology successfully on FDD-LTE networks in the joint-test with China Telecom. This will generate increased opportunities for ZTE’s Pre5G technology as more than 85 percent of 4G LTE networks globally are based on the FDD-LTE standards. Massive MIMO is a critical technology in the evolution of 4G networks towards next-generation 5G networks.

China Telecom Innovation Center is committed to developing and promoting the advanced technologies which are future-oriented, prospective and have significant impact on the information industry. The successful joint-test on Pre5G FDD Massive MIMO will further deepen China Telecom’s collaboration with ZTE, and the FDD Massive MIMO solution is expected to be deployed by China Telecom in 2017.