ZTE (News - Alert) Corporation recently announced that CSL Limited has completed a demonstration of Hong Kong’s first 300Mbps-ready 4G network. To complete the demonstration, CSL used ZTE’s carrier aggregation (CA (News - Alert)) technology to serve the needs of customers who demand high-performance mobile services.
CA technology is a core component of LTE-A and can combine two or more carriers into one channel in the same or different frequency bands. This increases TD-LTE (News - Alert) cells’ peak rate exponentially. The technology also allows operators to provide mobile subscribers with faster and richer business experiences, help them better cope with explosive growth in data traffic, and boosts the overall competitiveness of TD-LTE networks.
“ZTE is pleased to support CSL in bringing next-generation mobile services to customers in Hong Kong,” said Julian Wang, managing director for Hong Kong at ZTE. “The deployment of CA technology will enable CSL to strengthen its position as Hong Kong’s leading operator.”
“LTE-A is the next step in the evolution of 4G LTE network service for CSL and our customers, one that allows us to optimise our spectrum advantage. We’re very happy to receive the support from ZTE in enabling us to demonstrate this latest technology first in the Hong Kong,” added Phil Mottram, chief executive officer of CSL Limited.
In related news, ZTE recently announced that its Grand Memo LTE is poised to become the first 4G device available for sale in China, after it became the first to be awarded a TD-LTE handset permit by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The single-SIM, dual stand-by voice solution is used by ZTE Grand Memo LTE , a quad-band device compatible with the TD-LTE/FDD/TDS/GSM bands, meaning it is capable of supporting simultaneous high-speed data transmission and high-quality voice calls.
The ZTE Grand Memo LTE is the 4G version of ZTE's flagship Grand Memo device. It’s specifications include a 5.7-inch high-definition display with 1280x720 resolution, a 1.5GHz nVidia Tegra3 quad-core processor, a 12-core GPU and a 13 million pixel camera supporting 1080P HD video playback and recording.
Edited by Blaise McNamee