ZTE and China Mobile conduct 2.6 GHz 5G NR test

23 January 2019, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today announced that ZTE and the Guangdong branch of China Mobile have completed the first 2.6 GHz NR test in Guangzhou 5G field trial. It is the first time that 2.6 GHz NR equipment is adopted in such a field trial and passed the test successfully and smoothly.

ZTE is the first vendor conducting the 2.6 GHz NR test. This test adopts ZTE’s full series of end-to-end solutions, including 5G high-performance base stations, core networks, and the latest devices.

The test results show that at 100 MHz bandwidth, the single user downlink peak rate is stable at 1.8 Gbps, and the extreme distance is up to 3 kilometers.

The 2.6 GHz NR test jointly conducted by ZTE and China Mobile is fully based on the 3GPP R15 compliant field trial. In accordance with China Mobile’s test specifications, the test has verified the fundamental performance items of the SA networking, including SA access performance and SA single user rate.

Due to the complexity of the test environment, ZTE and China Mobile need to consider the complex frequency solution and the guarantee of the existing network when they complete the 2.6G test, lest that they cause any impact to the users.  

China Mobile plays an important role in promoting 5G standardization, industrialization and commercialization. ZTE and China Mobile have long-term and comprehensive cooperation in the 5G field.

In 2016, ZTE joined the China Mobile 5G Joint Innovation Center, and both sides jointly developed Pre5G Massive MIMO, which has been commercialized now.

In 2017, ZTE and China Mobile initiated the Guangdong 5G field trial. The progress of the field trial has always been at the forefront of the industry. It not only features large scale and diverse scenarios, but also made multiple industry-leading achievements in China and in the world at large.

In early December 2018, ZTE, China Mobile and Qualcomm completed the world's first 2.6 GHz NR IoDT in compliance with 3GPP R15.