ZTE, SoftBank hit 1 Gbps peak data rate in massive MIMO test

Johannesburg, 08 Nov 2017
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ZTE South Africa has revealed that ZTE, together with Japanese telco SoftBank and Wireless City Planning, successfully verified the 24-stream space division multiplexing technology by using pre-standard 5G TDD massive MIMO technology on a commercial network in Nagasaki, Japan.

In this verification test, 24 terminals downloaded FTP data simultaneously at a rate of 956 Mbps on a 20 megahertz channel.

This is the first test in a commercial network after ZTE's Pre5G TDD massive MIMO achieved the rate of 1.1 Gbps in a 24 stream field test in Shenzhen, China.

Meanwhile, ZTE and SoftBank start strategic partnership in the smart life project, which is an important strategic project of ZTE for post-4G networks. In this project, ZTE planned and discussed product solutions with operators, and verified solutions under different application scenarios for several fields in the industry.

ZTE South Africa

ZTE South Africa is a subsidiary of ZTE, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions. ZTE South Africa is dedicated to making quality communications technology accessible to all. The company draws on more than 25 years of experience and research investment to deliver smart, affordable, quality choices for infrastructure and mobile data device customers nationwide.

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ZTE is a publicly listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions with the most comprehensive product range covering virtually every sector of the wireline, wireless, service and terminals markets. The company delivers innovative, custom-made products and services to over 500 operators in more than 140 countries, helping them to meet the changing needs of their customers while achieving continued revenue growth. ZTE's 2010 revenue led the industry with a 21% increase to USD10.609 billion. ZTE commits 10% of its revenue to research and development and takes a leading role in a wide range of international bodies developing emerging telecoms standards. A company with sound corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, ZTE is a member of the UN Global Compact. ZTE is China's only listed telecom manufacturer, publicly traded on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges.

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Blain Communications Deirdre Blain (+27) 083 230 5522 blain@iafrica.com
ZTE Corporation South Africa Jessica King (+27) 82 356 4239 jessicaking@zte.com.cn
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