ZTE, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, has announced the release of a full range of 5G mmWave and Sub-6GHz pre-commercial base stations.

The company will be demonstrating the 50 Gbps peak rate of a 5G mmWave base station at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona. It allows operators to deploy these products ahead of time and seize opportunities in the 5G era so consumers can enjoy a 5G ultimate rate ahead of time.

Talking about the same, Zhang Jianguo, Senior VP of ZTE, said,

ZTE will continue its innovation in the 5G field to meet the product and service needs of customers. ZTE will occupy a place in the world’s first 5G commercial market and lay a solid foundation for the future Internet of Things (IoT).

At MWC, ZTE’s full range of 5G mmWave and Sub6GHz pre-commercial products showcased support for 3rd Generation Partnership Projects (3GPP) 5G new radio (NR) new air interfaces and mainstream 5G frequency bands in the industry.

The range uses massive multiple input and multiple output (MIMO), Beam Tracking, beamforming and other key 5G technologies, meeting the 5G pre-commercial deployment requirements in various scenarios. 5G Sub6GHz base stations are the smallest and lightest base stations with the industry’s highest level of integration, and their data throughput can reach 10 Gbps.

As per the company, it has successfully completed 5G single-point technology and prototype verification and has now entered the 5G solution verification and product research and development (R&D) phase. The release of the full range of 5G mmWave and Sub6GHz base stations has paved the way for subsequent 5G pre-commercial tests and deployment.

ZTE says that Massive MIMO is already used in 5G scenarios in existing mobile networks. It can solve technology and application problems caused during the commercial operation process, and will greatly accelerate the maturity of core 5G technologies and effectively shorten the period of product verification and large-scale commercial use.

At this year’s Mobile World Congress, ZTE has launched world’s first 5G-ready device ‘Gigabit phone’, which promises 1GB download speed – something that is unheard of. Also, the company partnered with Intel to show off the world’s first 5G IT Baseband Unit (BBU).

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