ZTE, E-Plus and China Mobile launch TD-LTE compact smart antenna

ZTE Corporation, German carrier E-Plus and China Mobile,
have demonstrated the industry’s first TD-LTE Compact Smart Antenna which is
approximately half the size of traditional TD-LTE solutions on the market.

 

At present, spectral resources are scarce all over the
world. More and more European operators are showing interest in TD-LTE.
However, the size of traditional TDD smart antennas can make installation a
real challenge and push CAPEX up significantly. The TD-LTE Compact Smart
Antenna is half the size of traditional TD-LTE antenna and reduces the cost and
time taken for installation,” said Wang Shouchen, VP of ZTE.

 

The TD-LTE Compact Smart Antenna was showcased
at the Next Generation Mobile Network Alliance’s (NGMN) Multi-Antenna
Technology Conference in Dusseldorf, Germany. The demo showed a peak rate of
8Mbps at the cell edge with beam forming technology on 10MHz bandwidth.

 

The TD-LTE Compact Smart Antenna showcase follows
successful field trials between ZTE, E-Plus and China Mobile, in 2011, that
consisted of several streams investigating the capabilities of ZTE’s commercial
SDR equipment and best use of the spectrum holdings of E-Plus in 1.8 GHz, 2.1
GHz and 2.6 GHz, both TD-LTE and LTE FDD.

 

Recently, ZTE announced the establishment of Southeast Asia’s first 4G LTE TDD
Technology Experience Centre and Test Lab in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The new
technology center is the result of collaboration between Packet One Networks
Malaysia, P1’s consulting arm Packet One International, and ZTE. The project is
supported by China Mobile Communications Research Institute.

 

The 4G Experience Centre and Test Lab will be established
in early 2012 at P1’s headquarters, also known as Packet Hub. Operators and vendors
who want a taste of blazing wireless speeds of 120 Mbps and beyond will be
welcome to utilize the facility.

 

By Telecomlead.com Team
[email protected]

 

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