ZTE LTE Facts: 70,000 LTE-ready sites deployed all over the world; Over 4,000 R&D engineers dedicated to LTE projects currently, the number will rise to 25,000 in 5 years; 235 LTE Essential Patents.

ZTE LTE Awards:

InfoVison Award Winner for Innovative SDR bases tation,Brussels, 2008; ZTE LTE SON Technology and Solution is awarded Excellent Model by PTExpo and Chinese telecom industry press, 2009; ZTE and CSL have been awarded the LTE Infrastructure Innovation award as part of the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards, 2010; Frost & Sullivan recognizes ZTE with Best Practice Award - 2010 SDR Equipment Vendor of the Year, honoring the company’s outstanding efforts toward the development of SDR technology and the wireless communication industry.

Gartner Evaluation

ZTE processes good product portfolios. Its growth strategy is stable and sustaining. The oversea market develops better and better. ZTE taking powerful financial ability as supporter invests its 10% income to R&D which brings obvious advantages for ZTE LTE follow-up development.

Pave The Way of Convergence and Evolution

LTE is for the whole network architecture revolution for mobile network, changing from voice centric to data centric network, the network will be more flat, more efficient. ZTE Uni-RAN solution helps carriers save CAPEX and OPEX while facing the challenges for building Multi-Band and Multi-Standard networks. Future oriented SDR technology ensures multi-standard network convergence by providing products with unified IP platform with uTCA, new generation multi-mode base station, and convergence & revolution capabilities for traditional base station. Future oriented convergence network facilitates in launching fast consumer centric multimedia service, improving user experience via inter-RAT load balance and refined service strategy, building TCO-saving network, and running high efficiency operation.

ZTE LTE solutions address current LTE Hot Topics

1. Network Deployment Strategy:

LTE offers mobile data service with QoS guarantee. It can cover densely-populated urban areas, suburban areas, or rural areas. A nationwide LTE network can be deployed in four steps:
    Cover densely-populated urban areas in capital and metropolitan cities;
    Cover densely-populated urban areas in ordinary cities;
    Cover suburban or rural areas in capital and metropolitan cities;
    Cover other areas.
ZTE has much experience in deploying 2G, 3G, and 4G networks worldwide. As of December 2010, ZTE has concluded 12 LTE commercial contracts and built 65 LTE trials all over the world. With full confidence in the ability to design, plan, and deploy LTE networks, ZTE is ready to join hands with global operators in building cutting-edge LTE networks.

2. Interworking solution with 2G/3G:

LTE Handover to 2G/3G for coverage
2G/3G handover to LTE for data service

3. Transmission Sharing

Operators who don't have their own transmission network can adopt shared transmission to reduce CAPEX. This type is definitely more complicated than the other. Take into account the complication of realization, RAN sharing with shared transmission will be firstly provided.

4. ICIC (Inter cell Interference Coordination) – improve total spectrum efficiency

Static ICIC: No X2-coordination needed
Semi-Static ICIC: X2-coordination needed
Dynamic ICIC: Fully adaptive

5. Voice Solution: more choices for carriers

CSFB- UE speech fall back to 2/3G, No VoIP on LTE (Simple structure, IMS is not necessary)
SRVCC- LTE VoIP with IMS control (Enhanced MSC can be deployed to provide Sv and SIP I/Fs, avoiding upgrade of all MSC).
VoLGA - LTE VoIP with CS control (Simple structure IMS is not necessary)
ZTE has always been concerned about LTE/EPC and IMS development and contributes many patents on voice solutions. For VoIP over LTE technology, ZTE will keep its undisputed leadership, and continue its unwavering commitment to the LTE development, endeavoring to provide superior voice experience to the LTE subscribers in China and elsewhere in the world in the near future.

6. SON (Self Organizing Network) Functionalities:

The purpose of SON is to incorporate intelligence in the network management by successfully transforming the possible management operations into automatic executable software procedures. Figure 3 depicts the SON process flow briefly.
HW/ Transport self setup
SW download
Self test …
Fault management
Mitigation of unit outage…
HO parameter optimization
QoS parameter optimization
Coverage&capacity optim…
Standardize S1/X2/itf-S
Network Sharing support…

Uni-RAN Based LTE Solution — The Key to High Performance

Full Scenario Coverage Solution — Easy and Cost-effective Deployment with High Quality Coverage

Benefits: Meet different scenario requirement;
Supports easy and flexible installation;
Zero footprint and less cable length can save CAPEX.

High Speed Mobility (100Kph)

Energy Saving Features

As a global leading telecom equipment provider, ZTE is dedicated to its social responsibility, and ultimately achieves the goal to reduce the carbon footprint and help to create a low carbon economy. ZTE's green idea: maximally reduce environmental pollution and impact during the entire product life cycle from design to out of the market. At present, the company has been compliant with RoHS and WEEE, and promised to reduce carbon emission per unit revenue by 50% in 2015.
1.       Light Weight, Zero Footprint

2.       High PA Efficiency

3.       Natural Cooling

4.       Technology Innovation

5.       IP Networking

6.       Alternate Power Source

Simpler and Easier Network Operation

With shared equipment, room, space, power, etc., ZTE LTE products can be co-sited with 2G/3G products.
Innovative and compact design means easy product installation & maintenance and can significantly reduce CAPEX and OPEX for carriers.
Multiple synchronization modes and flexible networking make product deployment easier and simpler.

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