ZTE launches 3.5GHz TD-LTE distributed base station

Telecom Lead China: Telecommunications
equipment and network solutions provider ZTE has launched the world’s first
3.5GHz high-power TD-LTE distributed base station. To date, ZTE has signed
three contracts related to deploying and upgrading 3.5GHz TD-LTE networks in
Asia-Pacific and Africa.

The Chinese telecom equipment maker claims that the base
station offers wide coverage and transmission power of 80W.

Its RF module is designed to support a 4-port antenna, with
each port capable of transmission power of 20W. The base station has
interference suppression and carrier aggregation features. This increases site
coverage by more than 25 percent, significantly reducing operator network
development costs.

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. The new ZTE 3.5GHz base
station is an example of how this was accomplished,” said ZTE Vice President
Wang Shouchen.

ZTE has helped operators like Japan’s Softbank, Sweden’s
Hi3G and China Mobile 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

Qtel signs ZTE for WCDMA and LTE solutions for expanding in
emerging telecom markets

Recently, mobile operator Qtel selected ZTE for rolling out
GSM, WCDMA and LTE solutions across Qtel Group operations in the Middle East,
North Africa and Asia. The new technologies will benefit customers across the
Group’s companies including Asiacell, Wataniya Kuwait, Nawras, Tunisiana,
Nedjma and Qtel.

The selection of ZTE is part of Qtel Group’s revised
strategy for tackling the changes affecting the communications sector. The
additional investment will enable Qtel to have a long-term and sustainable
pricing model.

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