Sunday, October 17, 2010

ZTE Launches the WiMAX/TD-LTE Dual-mode RRU

ZTE introduced a WiMAX/TD-LTE dual-mode Remote Radio Unit (RRU) -- the first such dual-mode model on the market. Supporting 2.3G/2.5GHz and 3.5GHz spectrum band, the R9110 has a unique 4T8R design and advanced antenna technologies such as multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) and beamforming (BF). The product is designed for North American operators contemplating a migration from WiMAX to LTE.

Earlier this year, ZTE was the first vendor to offer a smooth evolution from TD-SCDMA to TD-LTE with the ZXTR R8928 TD-SCDMA/LTE dual-mode Remote Radio Unit.

"Without a doubt, it's an exciting time in the U.S. telecom market. Many operators are embracing LTE and several have announced plans to launch commercial deployments through 2011," said Songpu Zhao, vice president, ZTE.
"Operators are facing the challenge of how to leverage their existing technology investments while remaining competitive, and ZTE is addressing this market need with the R9110. In addition to improving the speed of network deployments and significantly reducing the network total cost of ownership, it provides operators with a smooth migration path towards 4G."

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