ZTE claims a breakthrough in 5G research

ZTE claims a breakthrough in 5G research
In what it is terming “Pre5G,” ZTE says that it has made a significant breakthrough with a new Multi-User Shared Access (MUSA) technology, giving the capability to triple the overload capacity of wireless networks.

The research is still underway, but the MUSA algorithm provided a 200% improvement in the overload, which is a crucial in handling the explosion of the “Internet of Things” era.

ZTE calls this Pre5G because it uses existing 4G/LTE equipment, but provides much lower latency, and higher throughput. Also, 5G as a standard has not been defined yet. Moreover, ZTE says the user experience can benefit from MUSA much sooner than any expected commercial rollout of 5G, which is at best, five years away.

“The Pre5G solution will help operators exponentially enhance the access rate and overall network capacity by leveraging existing resources in the next 3-to-5 years. Before standardization of 5G technologies, this solution can effectively mitigate the challenges of data traffic surge, and help operators seize market opportunities and achieve better business development,” according to ZTE chief scientist Xiang Jiying.

While we know ZTE in the US primarily for its smartphones, the company is also one of the largest telecom switchgear manufacturers in the world, competing with Nokia, Ericsson, and Huawei. All of these companies are jockeying to play a leading role in the development and definition of the 5th generation of wireless technology.

sources: ZTE via FierceWireless



1. waddup121 unregistered

Many areas of the world just even got 3G. 5G is underway.

2. Bondurant

Posts: 784; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

They would jump straight to 5G. Not a problem.

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5723; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Also its the mobile carriers that are to blame for some places only having 2G We shouldn't hold back researchers just because mobile carriers aren't expanding/upgrading yet

10. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

No, they won't. They will start upgrading to 3G once they could get USED/Second-hand 3G BTS at a very cheap price.

3. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Nokia is currently having the lead in 5G research.

5. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

This is ridiculous, I live in quite a big town in the UK and it is still stuck on 2g. Why can't these C**** concentrate on getting the rest of the country up to speed before advancing the rest?

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5723; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Sorry but these guys who are researching 5G have nothing to do with you only having 2G Its your mobile carrier that you should be mad at

11. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

You should DITCH your carrier, and give them your middle finger. Or in your case, two finger salute.

14. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Here in the states a lot of the times regulations and townships block it, really weird. It took our company 4yrs one time to get 4G in an area because they would only let us put the tower in like 3 spots that kept getting blocked, till finally they approved it.

15. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Blame the NIMBYs (Not in my backyard people) for blocking those towers. Everyone wants better connection and speeds, they just want the towers in someone else's neighborhood.

16. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

I think the carrier need to COMPLETELY turn off the signal (turn off 2G & 3G) of any neighborhood that want to block them. So they could go back to stone ages.

9. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

They got access to confidential Nokia patent documents. A breaktrough!

17. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009


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