ZTE Announces Successful Commercial Launch of Pre5G in Telkomsel Indonesia
ZTE and Telkomsel have announce successful deployment of commercial Pre5G networks in Makassar, capital of Sulawesi, and Manado, a famous tourist destination. According to company, using the 20 Mhz commercial spectrum in Band 3 these commercial networks have achieved a single-user peak downlink rate of 398 Mbps, which is 2.6 times higher than the current network rate.
ZTE established a partnership with Telkomsel in 2005, and helped Telkomsel in deploying 4G networks in Indonesia. Today’s commercial launch of Telkomsel's Pre5G networks highlights ZTE’s commitment to helping Telkomsel build a leading network.
Telkomsel's network in Sulawesi is built by ZTE, involving more than 8 million mobile users and over 10,000 logical sites. From 2017 onwards, ZTE and Telkomsel will deploy commercial Pre5G networks in more cities, aiming to greatly enhance user experience and network capacity by using key Pre5G Giga+ MBB technologies, such as 4 × 4 multiple input multiple output (MIMO) and 256 quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM), as well as flexible X-Site networking.