Bai Jie

"ZTE is very proud to work with Telkomsel in realizing one of the world's earliest field trials for FDD-LTE Massive MIMO technology. We are fully committed to supporting Telkomsel in the application of this technology to improve network capacity and deliver the best broadband experience to Telkomsel customers."

Bai Jie,
Chief Marketing Officer of PT,
ZTE Indonesia

ZTE has successfully conducted the first FDD-LTE Massive MIMO field trial in Indonesia with Telkomsel.

Deploying ZTE's industry-leading FDD-LTE Massive MIMO solution, Telkomsel's successful field trial achieved an almost fourfold increase in data throughput to 468 Mbps, compared to existing 2×2 MIMO FDD LTE networks. The field trial in Makassar, one of the largest and most densely-populated cities in Eastern Indonesia, used commercially-available TM9 handsets and MiFi units in a simultaneous 4 handsets/MiFi configuration, with 20 MHz bandwidth, demonstrating the capabilities of FDD-LTE Massive MIMO to enhance the performance of 4G LTE networks without change in user terminals. The test results will support Telkomsel's efforts on network equalization in Eastern Indonesia.

Following the successful field trials, ZTE and Telkomsel have agreed to continue with the next phase of the trials to verify other technical aspects such as coverage, mobility, and interference. Both ZTE and Telkomsel value the importance of ensuring the technology is feasible and effective for a wider rollout in the Telkomsel LTE network.

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