The Chinese vendor also unveiled 5G-based products during MWC 2019

BARCELONA- ZTE announced it is carrying out a demonstration of a 5G network services based on an end-to-end sub-6 GHz commercial system in collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies.

The Chinese vendor said that the demonstration over an 5G NR radio utilizes an end-to-end 5G NR network built with ZTE’s commercial core network and radio base station equipment, as well as a ZTE 5G smartphone powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile platform paired with the Snapdragon X50 5G modem, as well as Qualcomm Technologies’ RF transceiver and RF front-end solutions.

ZTE also highlighted that the demo, which is fully compliant with 3GPP R15, is based on NSA networking mode, the N78 5G band and harnesses the LTE B1 band as an access anchor.

For this demonstration, ZTE provided an end-to-end solution, including the One for All base station platform solution at the wireless side to support 2G/3G/4G/5G on a single site as well as multimode baseband units.

Furthermore, the 5G demonstration adopts ZTE’s ‘Common Core’ core network with a full convergence of 2G/3G/4G/5G/fixed networks and UME, a converged network management solution for intelligent operation and maintenance.

“The collaboration between ZTE and Qualcomm Technologies at MWC 2019, on the demonstration of 5G services based on ZTE’s 5G mobile device and system, is a testament to our efforts for 5G commercialization,” said Xu Ziyang, CEO at ZTE. “It indicates a great step towards making 5G a commercial reality.”

“The 5G NSA live demo at MWC, based on the commercial infrastructure from ZTE using Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G modem and RF front-end, gives us a glance of 5G user experiences expected on commercial devices in 2019,” said Frank Meng, chairman of Qualcomm China. “We look forward to continuing working with ZTE and other leading companies across the ecosystem in accelerating the rollout of 5G networks and devices.”

During the MWC 2019, taking place this week in Barcelona, Spain, ZTE also unveiled a full range of 5G commercial products.

The Asian vendor launched a new-generation BBU backed up with a virtualization platform and compatible with 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G.

ZTE also unveiled its serialized Pad products, which include Pad RRUs, Pad BBU, Pad power, and are suitable for blind or hot spot areas such as narrow street alleys, bridge tunnels, small venues, tourist and leisure places.

For indoor coverage, ZTE released 4G and 5G multi-mode Qcell products. The vendor said that this product can be easily installed in indoor high-density and deep coverage scenarios, such as shopping centers, gyms, office buildings, and airports.

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