All the world's leading operators are eager to compete for 5G but how can a 5G network be built quickly, transcend the 4G experience and enable a variety of industrial applications?
Chinese vendor ZTE believes it has the answers to these key questions with three innovative technologies:
Innovative NSA/SA Dual-Mode Base Stations to Accelerate Network Construction
Currently, due to the development of the 5G industry chain, most major operators select the NSA network architecture at the early stage of 5G network construction. The NSA network architecture uses the 4G network as the anchor point to implement fast 5G network deployment. However, the SA architecture - the ultimate target architecture of 5G networks - is more flexible, and can fully display the advantages of 5G, making it easier to achieve commercial innovation.
Operators need to rapidly deploy commercial 5G networks and smoothly evolve to SA networks in the future with minimal additional investment. To meet these requirements, ZTE has launched NSA and SA dual-mode base stations; NSA networks are smoothly evolved to SA networks via software upgrades. In addition, ZTE has enabled one carrier to support the access of terminals in both NSA and SA modes. During the upgrade from NSA to SA, users do not need to change their mobile phones.
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