MWC 2017: ZTE launches 5G base station and IoT solutions

ZTE at MWC 2017Telecom equipment and software major ZTE is showcasing its 5G base station, IoT solutions and cloud-based networks at Mobile World Congress (MWC 2017).

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“The Internet of Everything is becoming a reality as humans, businesses, machines and sensors are being connected by smart heterogeneous networks, running increasingly powerful applications developed on open platforms and ecosystems,” said Xu Ming, president of Strategy and Marketing at ZTE.

ZTE is a supplier to top carriers including Telefonica, SoftBank, China Mobile, Hutchison and VimpelCom.

ZTE 5G pre-commercial base stations

ZTE said that its 5G pre-commercial base stations for millimeter Wave and sub-6 Ghz frequencies are capable of 50 Gbps peak data transmission rates. The new solutions support 3GPP’s new radio (NR) new air interfaces and mainstream 5G frequency bands.

“ZTE’s solutions are 5G-ready, giving our customers a first-mover advantage. The new ZTE 5G products use Massive MIMO, Beam Tracking, beamforming and other key 5G technologies, meeting 5G pre-commercial deployment requirements,” said Zhang Jianguo, senior vice president of Wireless Products.

ZTE recently became the world’s first provider of FDD-LTE-based Massive MIMO solution, building on the company’s leadership in 5G research.

The company’s Pre5G solutions enable telecom carriers to deploy 5G technologies on existing 4G LTE infrastructure.

More than 40 networks including SoftBank, China Mobile and Telefonica are deploying ZTE’s Pre5G solutions.

ZTE will launch 5G Flexhaul, the world’s first fronthaul and backhaul integrated solution based on Internet protocol (IP)+Optical technology.

The China-headquartered technology company said its new 5G Flexhaul solution provides unified transport of 5G fronthaul and backhaul services, as well as super-large bandwidth, ultra-low latency and software-defined networking (SDN)-based traffic engineering.

ZTE will showcase new IoT solutions based on Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT), and will run demonstrations for Smart Parking, Metering, Lighting and Water Pollution Control.

ZTE’s NFV and SDN solutions are deployed in more than 180 commercial and trial networks globally. In 2016, ZTE worked with carriers on more than 40 new network virtualization deployments.

ZTE is working with Telefonica on cloud network architecture projects in 7 Latin American markets. ZTE is partnering with VimpelCom on a vEPC converged network covering five countries.

ZTE has launched a next generation 5G IT baseband unit (BBU) with Intel Corporation. The IT BBU is the world’s first software defined networking/network function virtualisation (SDN/NFV) technology-based 5G RAN solution.

ZTE employs over 30,000 research professionals in the development of next-generation technologies including 5G, the Internet of Things, NFV, SDN, Cloud Computing, Big Data and Smart City – at its 20 global R&D centers.

ZTE has filed applications for more than 68,000 patents, with over 25,000 granted. Since 2010, ZTE has been ranked among the world’s Top-3 for patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) each year, according to the World Intellectual Property Organization.