ZTE boosts WiMAX base station power

Chinese vendor ZTE has launched what it claims to be the industry’s smallest WiMAX 16e RRU (remote radio unit) product. Dubbed the R9110, ZTE says the RRU helps reduce the number of base stations by 50 per cent, enabling telecom operators to maximise their return on investment (ROI).

The ZTE RRU R9110 is based on multi-antenna technology, which effectively improves signal quality from a single base station, allowing more extensive network coverage and enhanced network performance.

In addition, the latest RRU device supports dual carrier discontinuous spectrum, enabling a maximum speed of 100MHz expansion between uplink and downlink. By leveraging on this advantage, telecom carriers using traditional FDD spectrum can save cost and investment on RRU, antenna and wireless towers required in network expansion by up to halve.

The company will be exhibiting the new device at the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona next week.


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