Wednesday, September 7, 2011

ZTE Develops 4-Path TD-LTE with 40MHz Channels

ZTE introduced the first 4-path TD-LTE Remote Radio Unit (RRU) that operates at a bandwidth of 40MHz and transmits with a power of 80W. The new high-power, large-capacity RRU supports 2x20MHz TD-LTE carriers and 80W (20W x 4 paths) of transmission power.

ZTE said these capabilities will increase edge frequency efficiency by more than 30 percent. It also increases network coverage and reduces Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by supporting two carriers and reducing the number of base station devices needed by operators. The RRU can also be upgraded to support LTE-A in the future.