By Telecom Lead Team: ZTE Corporation has
launched TD-LTE multi-mode Pico base station at Mobile World Congress 2012.
The new Pico base station is used to
mitigate problems associated with increasing mobile service data requirements.
It provides comprehensive coverage and capacity offloading to supplement macro
coverage. The base station can be deployed in hot spots, blind spots, cell-edge
spots and indoors dependent on traffic. It is also compatible with Micro, Macro
and Femto base stations.
The multi-mode Pico is based on ZTE’s SDR
platform and supports LTE and WiFi. Because of this, operators can configure
Pico to work in WiFi to attract users at the initial stages of LTE
construction, and later transfer them to TD-LTE/WiFi dual-mode as the LTE
Moreover, the Pico can work in CPE mode and
use TD-LTE as wireless backhaul while simultaneously working as a WiFi access point.
The relay-assisted product also enables operators that lack wireline backhaul
resources to efficiently develop their advanced heterogeneous LTE networks.
“The ZTE next-generation Pico is a unique
base station that can be applied in various scenarios. It reduces costs and
provides wider coverage and higher throughput than other Pico products,” said
ZTE Vice President and General Manager of the TDD product line Scott Wang.