ZTE Accelerates Pre5G Evolution to Build 5G-Ready Networks
ZTE officially launched a total solution designed to accelerate the Pre5G evolution for 5G-ready networks. It represents a comprehensive upgrade following ZTE’s proposal on its Pre5G innovation philosophy and development of a series of solutions.
With the philosophy of "Enjoying the present, co-building the future", the solution allows existing 4G subscribers to experience 5G-like services. Meanwhile, it is able to co-exist with the 5G in the future for long-term collaborative development.
The 4G subscribers will still dominate the market for a long futuristic period, presumably a decade. That is, the Pre5G or post-4G network will still play a principal service-bearing role, while the 5G network will largely bear the services of high-end and hotspot areas and new services like uRLLC.
Under this circumstance, the 4G evolution and 5G deployments will advance abreast to collaboratively improve the user experience with multiple networks. In addition, Pre5G base stations will be capable of upgrading co-frequency software and smoothly evolving to support the 5G standard, thereby achieving respectable network convergence. The total Pre5G solution revolves around enabling the 5G-like eMBB, 5G-Ready network architecture, and 5G-oriented service applications for all-round 5G network construction.
The solution has adopted various mobile broadband technologies and technology portfolios, such as high-order MIMO, multi-carrier aggregation, ultra-dense networking, and high-order modulation, to increase the cell peak throughput to the xGbps level. Cloudification has become an irresistible trend in network development, and the industry players have totally accepted the concept that cloudification should precede 5G deployment.
The Pre5G-related products and solutions have been deployed in over 60 networks of 40-plus countries including China, Japan, Austria, Belgium, Spain, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia.