ZTE Unveils World’s First High-Power 3.5GHz TD-LTE Base Station

ZTE Corporation, provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today released the world’s first 3.5GHz high-power TD-LTE distributed base station.

The base station has wide coverage and transmission power of 80W. In addition, its RF module supports a 4-port antenna, with each port capable of transmission power of 20W. The base station also has interference suppression and carrier aggregation features. This increases site coverage by more than 25 per cent, dramatically reducing operator network development costs.

To date, ZTE has signed three contracts related to deploying and upgrading 3.5GHz TD-LTE networks in Asia-Pacific and Africa.

ZTE is a major global vendor driving the use of 3.5GHz and 3.6GHz bands. The use of these bands has now been approved as an industry standard by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project.

“Through decades of efforts, Chinese communication companies have become leaders in the LTE base station industry,” said ZTE Vice President Wang Shouchen. “The new ZTE 3.5GHz base station is an example of how this was accomplished.”