4 March 2015, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, was awarded a GTI excellence award, recognising its innovative pre5G massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) solution.
In November 2014, ZTE successfully completed pre-commercial field testing of the world’s first pre5G 3D/massive MIMO base stations in partnership with China Mobile. The testing was based on ZTE’s latest 64-port/128 antenna 3D/massive MIMO base station.
3D/Massive MIMO is a key part of 5G technology. Multi-antenna technology improves wireless spectrum efficiency significantly, which in turn increases network coverage and system capacity, and helps telecom operators’ maximise the use of existing site locations and spectrum resources. According to the simulation completed by ZTE and China Mobile, the Massive MIMO throughput can be four to six times higher than the 4G throughput.
This GTI award highlights ZTE’s achievements in utilising Massive MIMO for commercial deployment, and further activity regarding the commercial concept of pre5G. As a leading provider of 4G, ZTE is committed to continuous innovation and preparing for commercial 5G products.
ZTE is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices, and enterprise technology solutions to consumers, carriers, companies and public sector customers. As part of ZTE’s M-ICT strategy, the company is committed to provide customers with integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value as the telecommunications and information technology sectors converge. Listed in the stock exchanges of Hong Kong and Shenzhen (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), ZTE’s products and services are sold to over 500 operators in more than 160 countries. ZTE commits 10 per cent of its annual revenue to research and development and has leadership roles in international standard-setting organizations. ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility and is a member of the UN Global Compact. For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn.