ZTE launches world’s first 5G IT baseband unit
Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE unveiled its new Gigabit Phone, a next generation 5G IT baseband unit (BBU) with Intel Corporation at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain.
It is world’s first software defined networking/network function virtualisation (SDN/NFV) technology based 5G RAN solution.
Features of Gigabit Phone
- Gigabit Phone boasts download speeds of up to 1Gbps. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile platform with an integrated Snapdragon X16 LTE modem.
- It utilises a combination of carrier aggregation, 4×4 MIMO antenna technology, and 256-QAM modulation to achieve LTE download speeds that are up to 10 times faster than first-generation LTE devices .
- It also uses ZTE’s independently developed Pre5G Giga+ MBB solution and smart devices, which makes it three times as powerful at improving data processing capability over the current network.
ZTE is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices, and enterprise technology solutions to consumers, companies, carriers and public sector customers. Its products and services are sold to over 500 operators in more than 160 countries.