ZTE Corporation has completed the industry's first mmWave over-the-air (OTA) performance test. It is an end-to-end test based on multi-probe darkroom test system pioneered by China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) and China Mobile Research Institute

ZTE's mmWave base station system has not only fully verified the test specifications of the mmWave OTA system, but also achieved excellent end-to-end performance at different complex wireless channels, marking a major step forward in the commercial use of 5G mmWave systems. 

Jointly conducted by CAICT and ZTE, the 26 GHz mmWave base station test has verified the basic performance items in NSA networks. The test items at different non-line-of-sight (NLOS)/line-of-sight channel models include access performance, user peak rate, fixed bit rate test, adaptive modulation and coding test, high speed performance test and beam management test. 

The test has adopted ZTE's full range of end-to-end solutions, including 5G mmWave high performance base station, 5G core network equipment and brand new mmWave test terminals. The experimental data shows that ZTE’s mmWave system with 200 MHz bandwidth and commercial network configuration, can provide a single user with a peak rate of up to 1.15 Gbps. In the deteriorating high-speed NLOS scenarios of 120 km/h and 160 km/h, ZTE’s mmWave system can still provide a peak rate of 822 Mbps and 723 Mbps respectively, demonstrating the superior end-to-end performance of ZTE’s mmWave system. 

By virtue of its rich experience in the performance verification of wireless systems in mainstream frequency bands, ZTE can provide operators with mature, end-to-end 5G products and solutions. Moving forward, the company will continuously support and cooperate with the IMT-2020 (5G) promotion group to prepare for the commercial use of mmWave systems and help operators achieve 5G commercial success.