ZTE said the tests were organized by the Chinese IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group, and fully implemented in both Line-Of-Sight (LOS) and Non-Line-Of-Sight (NLOS) scenarios.
According to ZTE, the test results met expectations, making it one of IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion’s first suppliers that has completed the high-frequency communication and uplink Massive MIMO tests
The Chinese IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group formulated the general 5G technology Research and Development (R&D) experiment plan.
“From 2016 to 2018, the plan will be implemented in three phases, which are the key 5G technology test phase, the technological 5G solution verification phase, and the overall 5G system verification phase,” it said.
The results, the company said, showed that 5G technology could help exponentially increase cell throughput with the uplink gain reaching four times greater than before.
“So far, ZTE is the only supplier that has performed uplink Massive MIMO tests. This fully demonstrated ZTE’s enormous strength in this field.
As the global pioneer in 5G, ZTE is dedicated to becoming one of the first commercial 5G equipment provider in 2020,” it added.
By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi