ZTE, partners unveil TD-LTE compact smart antenna
4G Insight Asia Edition
ZTE, German carrier E-Plus and China Mobile have unveiled the industry’s first TD-LTE compact smart antenna which is half the size of traditional solutions on the market.
All three companies are members of the Next Generation Mobile Network Alliance (NGMN).
A demonstration held at NGMN’s Multi-Antenna Technology Conference in Dusseldorf, Germany, showed a peak rate of 8Mbps at the cell edge with beam forming technology on the 10MHz bandwidth.
The demo followed successful joint field trials in 2011 that consisted of several streams investigating the capabilities of ZTE’s commercial SDR equipment and best use of the spectrum holdings of E-Plus in 1.8 GHz, 2.1 GHz and 2.6 GHz, both TD-LTE and LTE FDD.