ZTE has launched the Magic range of RRUs (remote radio units) based on ZTE’s SDR (software defined radio) series base stations, offering smaller size, lower power consumption, multi-mode and multi-sector performance.
The Magic series includes 3 RRU modules which have been developed in response to operator requirements for reduced power consumption, fast site construction, small space occupation, and multi-mode coexistence.
The smallest RRU in the Magic series, the 80W module, has a size/weight of 9.9L/12kg, a new record in the industry. This is 58 percent smaller than the average RRU. The small but high-performance Magic RRUs can be installed in just five minutes.
At the top of the Magic range, the 2×60W module is just 12L but features the highest power output in the industry. The heavy-duty 2×60W module is ideally suited to scenarios requiring large capacity, wide coverage, and the coexistence of multiple radio modes. In addition, a single RRU can provide enough bandwidth coverage for multi-mode application, providing sufficient resources for a GSM/UMTS/LTE system for example, helping operators to build highly-integrated multi-mode networks.
Another module is equipped with highly integrated 3T RF modules, which is suitable for deployment on three-sector sites, providing coverage over three sectors and reducing equipment purchase costs. The 3T module also has low power consumption – as much as 14 percent less than traditional solutions, keeping operation costs low.
“The new range of Magic RRUs maintains ZTE’s lead in providing mobile networks that are designed for today’s and tomorrow’s network need – lowering TCO and improving network capabilities across the board,” said ZTE VP, Pu Yingchun.
The ZTE’s Magic series RRUs therefore feature compact size, full bandwidth, high power output, high integration, low power consumption, and smooth evolution from one mobile standard to the next, meeting the requirements of a wide range of application scenarios, and helping operators to flexibly build low-cost but high-performance GSM/UMTS/LTE networks.
In recent years, ZTE has maintained its position as a leader in the telecommunications industry by increasing investment in the development of telecommunications technology, and continuing to commit 10 percent of revenues to telecommunications technology R&D and innovation. By the end of 2012, ZTE’s GSM/UMTS products were in commercial use in more than 110 countries with more than 140 operators, and ZTE had won 45 LTE commercial contracts, and collaborated with more than 110 operators to deploy trial LTE networks in Europe, America, the Asian-Pacific region, and the Middle East.