Thursday, June 16, 2011

ZTE Announces CDMA/LTE Dual-Mode, 4T4R Base Station

ZTE announced the launch of the first CDMA/LTE dual-mode distributed NodeB system with four transmitters and four receivers (4T4R).

Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) technology supports two 2x2 or 4x4 MIMO configurations, allowing an increased number of simultaneous data streams, maintenance of coverage over greater distances and faster downloading of data. ZTE said this MIMO feature helps carriers significantly enhance cell coverage and capacity by improving spectral efficiency, accelerating network deployment and decreasing network construction costs.

The new distributed NodeB system uses ZTE's Soft Defined Radio (SDR) platform to support CDMA2000 1X, EV-DO and LTE.

The company noted that it has rolled out 15 LTE commercial networks and 65 LTE trials throughout the world. As of the first quarter of 2011, ZTE has shipped over 310,000 CDMA NodeBs, topping the global CDMA market with a 32.5% market share, according to the company.