SoftBank signs “pre-5G/4.5G” deals with ZTE and Huawei

Japan’s third largest mobile operator SoftBank has signed separate TD-LTE network development deals with both of China’s major telecoms equipment makers – ZTE and Huawei. SoftBank said today it has worked out a deal with ZTE to use its “pre-5G” …

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ZTE makes more pre-5G claims

Chinese telecoms gear maker ZTE has developed Multi-User Shared Access (MUSA) technology that it claims can more than triple the overload capacity of wireless access networks. MUSA is one of ZTE’s “pre-5G” research projects, which use so-called 5G-ready technologies to provide …

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ZTE to launch ‘pre-5G’ base station next year

Chinese vendor ZTE has said it plans to launch a ‘pre-5G’ testing base station in 2015, commercial use of which will be possible in 2016, following tests and adjustment. Pre-5G technology is a concept the company first proposed at a …

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China Watch: Foxconn to make next iPhone displays – report, ZTE demos massive MIMO base station & more

Mobile World Live’s Asia editor Joseph Waring provides a weekly update on developments in the world’s largest mobile market: Foxconn to make iPhone displays – report Apple reportedly will tap Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn, to produce …

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