ZTE Corporation, the world’s largest provider of telecommunications solutions, along with Japanese mobile operator SoftBank has beaten data rate records.
the transfer rates of 965 Mbps are commercially available to pre-5G users located in Nagasaki, Japan. At the same time, 24 devices operating in the 20 MHz band were connected to the network. With TDD Massive MIMO 2.0, all of them downloaded data from FTP servers at an average speed of 965 Mbps. This was the first such test carried out in commercially available mobile network users, and not in laboratory conditions. The results are not much different from previous tests carried out in a closed network in Shenzhen, China. At that time, the transmission speed was up to 1.1 Gb / s.
ZTE together with SoftBank launched the project of strategic cooperation in the field of Smart Life. This project, designed for post-4G networks and the first 5G networks, is designed to develop, test, and commercialize smart grid solutions. They are designed to make it easier to build next-generation smart grids, lower their cost of ownership, and at the same time provide users with the freedom to use huge bandwidth. Internet stuff, Internet vehicles and fast transfer for users are here priorities.
– Smart Life is a strategic project for ZTE. In the next 3 to 5 years, we plan to jointly design and jointly verify technical solutions and services for users in 5G / pre-5G networks such as high bandwidth, IoT, and extremely low latency. We have now started a pilot cooperation with SoftBank, and a test of Massive MIMO technology is proof of the good direction of our project. In the future, ZTE will work with more partners to further develop Smart Life and improve our daily lives, “said Bai Yanmin, general manager of TDT and 5G products at ZTE.
The innovative solutions developed and built by ZTE greatly outperform the current performance and bandwidth of existing LTE networks. Already today they are ready for avalanche traffic growth, giving both users and operators the ability to easily and conveniently switch to 5G technology. Remember that in 2017, as many as 75% of the traffic generated on the Internet will be mobile devices, and in 30 seconds, 30GB of new data will arrive in the network. All this makes the LTE networks that are currently in service at their peak and can become inefficient within a few years. New solutions are a response to growing user needs, but also a sharp increase in traffic generated by the Internet, smart cars or smart homes – the reality, which is increasingly present in our lives. They will also change our approach to phones that will only become screens because apps, games and data will be kept in the cloud.