ZTE, a global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions on Wednesday said that it was the first vendor to pass the second phase of a national multi-mode TD-LTE network validation trial in China.
The cities covered by the second phase of the trial include Guangzhou, Hangzhou,Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Xiamen. By successfully passing this trial stage, ZTE is now placed as the first-in-line vendor that would be authorized to deploy commercial TD-LTE networks once these are approved for use by the Chinese government.
The trial, which was undertaken by the People’s Republic of China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and China Mobile, was an industry first. Of the 11 systems vendors that participated in the second phase of the trial, ZTE was the only company that passed requirements in the test fields of chipset, terminals and systems.
The ZTE ZX297502 chipset is the first and only TD-LTE/TD-SCDMA/FDD-LTE/GSM multi-mode single chipset to pass the technical requirements in the second phase of trial. ZTE’s single chip technology supports fast switching across different modes. It also ensures low power consumption by terminal products and longer standby times.
"Innovation is fundamental to our enterprise,” said ZTE Chairman Hou Weigui. “Our success in this trial is evidence of that fact. It represents our commitment to drive the development of commercial TD-LTE networks around the world.”