ZTE’s New Solution to Enable Smooth Evolution to MIMO Networks

ZTE Corporation has announced the availability of X-Site, a new solution designed to enable smooth evolution to MIMO networks for mobile carriers. The innovative new ZTE X-Site solution will help carriers increase site capacity by as much as 40%, speed up time-to-market of new services, and reduce network management and planning costs.

While universal mobile telecommunications system (UMTS) services will provide a steady revenue source for carriers for the next few years. 4G LTE services are and will grow at a much faster pace, so it is important to balance the two for smooth and flexible evolution of future networks. X-Site offers a seamless evolution path for evolution from UMTS and 2 x 2 MIMO LTE network to higher-order MIMO future network, with three main features: RRU Cascading, Vertical Sector Split, and Self-Adaptive Antenna.

RRU Cascading connects RRUs for different bands directly with each other, and then coupling from one RRU to antenna via RF cables, which enables multi-band services at one site without changing the existing antennas and with no any external combiners. It not only saves material costs but also lowers engineering cost and speeds up time-to-market.

Vertical Sector Split helps enhance network capacity without investing on new antennas, requiring no additional network planning, thus makes instant deployment possible and gives operators a competitive edge.

Self-adaptive Antennas make switching between three-sector modes and six-sector modes super easy, giving operators even more flexibility in UMTS capacity enhancement and MIMO network evolution.

ZTE has made great effort focusing on helping carriers manage and resolve their most critical network challenges as next-generation technologies are deployed. X-Site is designed to help carriers address network evolution issues, protect network investment to the greatest extent possible, and to offer a super smooth evolution path to higher-order MIMO LTE networks.