ZTE @ Mobile World Congress 2017: Day Two Highlights

It’s day two of Mobile World Congress 2017 in beautiful Barcelona, and ZTE has kept the momentum going with even more exciting announcements. ZTE’s theme for MWC 2017 is ‘Leading 5G Innovations’ and today has seen some of the biggest innovations so far.

One of the biggest advantages of 5G is its flexibility. Industry insiders will know that the 5G core needs to be designed to support the traditional operator model but at the same time be flexible enough to support a shared infrastructure model. That’s why ZTE is proud to announce the launch of its 5G Flexhaul solution. Based on IP and optical technology, Flexhaul provides super-large bandwidth, ultra-low latency software-defined traffic engineering that delivers 5G fronthaul and backhaul services on one device. The 5G Flexhaul solution delivers a future-proof, flexible, and efficient 5G network with enough bandwidth to meets the needs of large enterprises, cloud operators and internet content providers. Flexhaul gives carriers the network capacity and flexibility they need to support services that can be deployed and reconfigured on-demand. And it is estimated that ZTE’s 5G Flexhaul solution can reduce the carrier’s total cost of ownership by around 30 percent compared to traditional solutions. Now that’s one innovation worth talking about.

And because of all the fantastic benefits of 5G, ZTE is moving quickly to unlock new technologies that will get us there quicker. One of the most important is our pre-5G Massive MIMO technology. After winning the Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough award and the Outstanding Overall Mobile Technology awards at MWC 2016, we needed a way to show exactly how fast our award-winning technology can be. Well, today’s visitors got a glimpse of its impressive capabilities when our pre-5G Massive MIMO 2.0 set a new single-site peak rate record, reaching a super-fast 2 Gbps. These ultra-high speeds are generated using 16-stream spatial division multiplexing, three-carrier aggregation, and 256 quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM). ZTE’s Massive MIMO 2.0 solution has been launched in China and Japan, and will be commercially available on the global market this year. Our record-breaking MWC demo is just another example of the advancements ZTE is making in pre-5G technology.

One thing that’s clear when you attend MWC is how every year mobiles and connected devices become more powerful. And with more power comes the need for bigger bandwidth. Tomorrow’s networks will need to accommodate big content, big data and big ecosystems. To meet these demands, ZTE has released its evolved Optical Transport Network (OTN) solution at MWC 2017. Our end-to-end E-OTN solution is aimed at the entire OTN and can power the faster development of big video, 5G, and other new high-bandwidth services. Helping operators deliver ultra-large-capacity, ultra-low-delay, secure data transportation, ZTE’s E-OTN is helping drive the evolution from OTN to all-optical networks. ZTE continues to invest and innovate in the OTN field to help operators develop new and exciting mobile services.

So that’s the end of day two of Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, and the news just keeps on coming. And even though there’s only one day to go, we will be bringing you more news, more announcements and more insights from the show floor. So be sure to check back on the blog tomorrow for day three of ZTE at MWC 2017.