ZTE has launched China’s first commercial 5G SA Massive MIMO 1+X SSB site with three-dimensional coverage on 3.5 GHz, along with China Telecom.
ZTE said the 5G 1+X SSB solution offers better coverage, higher data rate, and lower TCO, addressing the requirement of spreading network coverage in dense urban areas with high-rise buildings, showcasing the technological superiority of 5G Massive MIMO in vertical coverage.
The 5G 1+X SSB site offers a better coverage since the solution has solved over 90 percent of the indoor weak coverage problems, increasing the in-depth coverage rate to over 20 percent, and the overall coverage rate to over 40 percent as compared with the traditional seven-beam sites, ZTE said.
The solution can increase the data rate in the weak coverage areas by 49.5 percent. The downlink rate has stably reached over 100Mbps after the new site has been set up on the 29th floor with very weak signal. The power consumption has been reduced by 5 percent to 10 percent during the low traffic periods.
The commercial application in Zhuzhou has verified the superior performance of the 5G 1+X SSB solution, providing a cost-effective and easy-to-deploy three-dimensional coverage solution to the high-end residential and commercial districts, realizing the coverage and capacity expansion.