ZTE has passed the next phase of a national multi-mode TD-LTE network validation trial, carried out jointly with China Mobile and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). Cities covered by the second phase of the trial include Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Xiamen. The successful result positions ZTE for potential TD-LTE network deployments, once these have been approved by the Chinese government.
ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, announced today it was the first vendor to pass the second phase of a national multi-mode TD-LTE network validation trial in China.
The cities covered by the second phase of the trial include Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Xiamen. By successfully passing this trial stage, ZTE is now placed as the first-in-line vendor that would be authorized to deploy commercial TD-LTE networks once these are approved for use by the Chinese government.
The trial, which was undertaken by the People’s Republic of China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and China Mobile, was an industry first. Of the 11 systems vendors that participated in the second phase of the trial, ZTE was the only company that passed requirements in the test fields of chipset, terminals and systems.
The ZTE ZX297502 chipset is the first and only TD-LTE/TD-SCDMA/FDD-LTE/GSM multi-mode single chipset to pass the technical requirements in the second phase of trial. ZTE’s single-chip technology supports fast switching across different modes. It also ensures low power consumption by terminal products and longer standby times.
"Innovation is fundamental to our enterprise,” said ZTE Chairman Hou Weigui. “Our success in this trial is evidence of that fact. It represents our commitment to drive the development of commercial TD-LTE networks around the world.”
ZTE is a world-leader in LTE technology. It holds approximately 2,000 LTE patents, accounting for 7 per cent of the worldwide total. The company has built seven TD-LTE commercial networks across the globe. It has built 50 per cent of the base stations for Softbank’s Japan network. The company has signed LTE-FDD/TDD construction agreements with Hutchison Whampoa Hi3G and provides service across a number of northern European countries.