ZTE launches LTE BeamHop solution

Telecom Lead @ Mobile Asia Expo 2012: ZTE has launched
LTE BeamHop Solution and demonstrated the LTE A8808 Active Antenna System (AAS)
product based on this technology.

High-end European and U.S. wireless markets will benefit.

Wireless operators will have the ability to benefit from
LTE by leveraging their existing 2G and 3G base stations.

Based on the LTE BeamHop Solution, the A8808 product
consists of both active and passive antennae. The passive part replaces
operators’ existing 2G and 3G antennae, while the active part is used for the
newly added LTE network.

Since the LTE radio unit is integrated into the existing
antenna, the new LTE network can be deployed without purchasing any additional
antenna site space, reducing installation costs and maximizing existing
resources. This product is especially beneficial to operators competing in
developed markets where the cost of renting antenna site space is high.

“The new ZTE LTE BeamHop AAS solution enables ‘one
deployment, two networks and flexible coverage. This solution increases the
transmission power of the base station and the sensitivity of the receivers,
which significantly boosts network capacity and coverage. This BeamHop solution
will help operators transition from 2G and 3G to LTE, without adding new
antenna space. In turn, that will greatly reduce construction costs and
accelerate commercial progress,” said ZTE Vice President Wang Shouchen.

By the first quarter of 2012, ZTE had signed 30
commercial contracts and collaborated with more than 100 operators to conduct
LTE trials in Europe, the United States, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

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