ZTE’s Wireless Broadband (eWBB) solution wins at GTI Awards


ZTE has won the ‘Innovative Solution and Application Award’ at the GTI Summit  2017 for its enhanced Wireless Broadband (eWBB) solution, in recognition of its outstanding contribution to eWBB solution innovation and deployment.

As an influential organisation within the TDD and 5G industry, boasting more than 120 operator members and 103 vendor partners, GTI is committed to building a global industrial platform for TDD and 5G, thereby facilitating the formation of a prosperous ecological chain.

ZTE’s practical eWBB solution is mainly used in two typical scenarios in existing networks. One is to provide fibre-like last-mile wireless access, supporting rapid network deployment to guarantee high return on investment (ROI). The other is to reduce data traffic in metropolitan areas (namely, operators’ value areas), to ensure operators’ competitiveness in capacity. Compared with traditional WBB solutions, the eWBB solution involves a variety of new measures for capacity enhancement and interference cancellation, including 4×4 MIMO, Massive MIMO, high-order modulation, Neat Cell, and Carrier Aggregation (CA). The eWBB solution also supports VPN and IPsec functions for enterprise applications, as well as Band 38/39/40/41/42/43 CPEs, data cards, and Pocket WiFi.

Bai Yanmin, VP of ZTE said: “ So far, ZTE has received GTI Awards for four consecutive years. These awards proved ZTE’s continuous innovation and driving force in the TD-LTE field. This award for the eWBB solution is ZTE’s fourth GTI Award for ‘Innovative Solution and Application’ following previous wins for its TDD/FDD integration solution, Massive Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) solution, and Comprehensive Uplink Enhancement Solution. These solutions are not all disruptively innovative but more of them are flexible and practical to solve the problems in the existing networks. We are happy to see that these efforts are well accepted by our customers and acknowledged by GTI. In the future, we will work together with our partners in GTI to further enhance the development of TD-LTE industry. ”

As a leading supplier of TD-LTE solutions, by the end of 2016 ZTE had built TD-LTE trial and commercial networks for 102 mobile operators in 54 countries worldwide, serving customers in Japan, US, India, Indonesia, China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Romania, Italy, and many other countries. ZTE will make continuous efforts to establish a solid R&D foundation and industrial structure for the development of the TDD market and industry, thereby promoting the evolution of TDD technology for a better role in the 5G era.

GTI Summit 2017, hosted by Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI), took place at Mobile World Congress 2017 (#MWC17) in Barcelona. The summit brought together the industry’s influential decision makers, policy makers and partners from around the world to continuously promote TD-LTE global development, shape the future of 4G evolution and 5G, and foster a cross-industry innovative and synergistic 5G ecosystem.