ZTE Corporation launched a new generation ultra-high bandwidth mmWave AAU in partnership with AIS. This milestone was celebrated at the joint innovation center in Bangkok. This mmWave AAU is the first to support 1.2 GHz bandwidth and above, with a maximum bandwidth of 1.6 GHz.
During the on-site live demonstration, the NR-DC mode was utilized along with the 1.2 GHz bandwidth mmWave spectrum owned by AIS. The peak rate of single-sector MUs was measured to reach 22.01 Gbps in the downlink and 4.32 Gbps in the uplink, which greatly exceeds the industry average. It is widely known that mmWave offers rich spectrum resources, and many operators have access to mmWave spectrum over 1 GHz. The ultra-large bandwidth and high capacity of this single AAU will help operators to make full use of their mmWave spectrum potential.
AIS possesses mmWave spectrum resources with 1.2 GHz bandwidth and a strong demand for large bandwidth mmWave equipment. However, the typical maximum OBW of mmWave in the industry is 800 MHz, which makes it uneconomical for operators to deploy mmWave. With the launch of ZTE’s new generation ultra-high bandwidth mmWave product, AIS can fully utilize its rich spectrum resources while also benefiting from high network capacity. Furthermore, when combined with industry application requirements, this technology will enable AIS to tap into vertical industry business opportunities.
Moving forward, AIS will continue its in-depth cooperation with ZTE to lead the industry development, explore innovative technologies, verify solutions and improve network performance. This partnership will promote the development of vertical industries and support the digital transformation of industries. Together, AIS and ZTE will explore the great potential of 5G networks in the digital economy era, and jointly build the best 5G network in Southeast Asia.