ZTE launches commercial LTE micro base station


ZTE Corporation has launched the ZXSDR BS8920, the
world’s smallest commercially available LTE base station. The BS8920 also has
the largest capacity of any LTE micro base station at 150Mbps, with 2X10W
transmit power and 2T4R modulation for a large footprint, and offers
significantly lower TCO due to reduced hardware, power consumption and
deployment costs.


The ZXSDR BS8920 micro base
station is targeted at the rapidly growing market for urban and indoor hotspot
coverage, and can reduce hardware costs by up to 50 percent of distributed base
stations. The design of the BS8920 encompasses key features to reduce power
consumption to as low as 100W average, with up to 30 percent lower deployment
costs in terms of deployment compared to other distributed base stations.


ZTE invests heavily in research and development for
environmentally friendly, low-power solutions that are versatile for operators.
We are pleased to debut the BS8920 which we are already demonstrating to
customers. This development will allow both end-users and operators to
experience excellent coverage and meet demand with ease,” said Li Jian, general
manager of ZTE’s CDMA and LTE Product Line.


The BS8920 base station meets industry requirements
for an Omni sector eNodeB product, with less than half of the size and weight
of a standard remote radio unit (RRU). It also supports all-standard LTE
frequency band spectrums, and AC/DC power supply.


The newly released base-station can be widely applied in
various complex environments, such as LTE hotspots, blind spots or
indoor/outdoor areas, playing an important role in LTE networks and hybrid


As of April 2011, ZTE has signed 18 LTE commercial
contracts with operators from around the world, and has deployed 70 trial
networks jointly with its partners.


By TelecomLead.com Team
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