ZTE and MediaTek accomplish the Voice Over NR call on 700 MHz band

14 May 2020, SHENZHEN, CHINA - ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, in partnership with MediaTek, has accomplished a 5G-enabled Voice over New Radio (VoNR) call on the 700 MHz band, by employing ZTE’s commercial products at the Xi’an Test Base.

In compliance with 3GPP Release 15 specifications, the call on the 700 MHz frequency band adopts ZTE’s 5G Common Core, 5G NR base stations and a 5G smartphone powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 800 5G SoC.

The test result showcases a perfect result with excellent voice performance via end-to-end VoNR using low-band 5G NR, further demonstrating that the 700 MHz band in 5G SA networks is poised for large-scale commercial use. As long-term collaborators, ZTE and MediaTek are committed to promoting the verification and commercial use of VoNR in smartphones and similar 5G-enabled devices. Jointly accomplished by ZTE and MediaTek, this 5G VoNR call demonstrates the potential for comprehensive commercialization of the 700 MHz frequency band, greatly supporting the call to deploy it among 5G SA networks and bring service providers, enterprises and consumers more comprehensive 5G technologies.

In a bid to support the commercial construction of 700 MHz in China, ZTE, with unremitting efforts to strengthen the R&D of its low-band 5G solutions, has launched a full series of end-to-end products, and cooperated with multiple partners, including MediaTek. ZTE and its partners have achieved a series of 700 MHz interconnections, ensuring that the commercial requirements of 700 MHz products can be satisfied in the first time.

That fully facilitates the next step of 5G commercial construction on 700 MHz frequency band. ZTE is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices and enterprise technology solutions to consumers, operators, companies and public sector customers. The company has been committed to providing customers with integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value as the telecommunications and information technology sectors converge. Listed in the stock exchanges of Hong Kong and Shenzhen (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), ZTE sells its products and services in more than 160 countries.

ZTE commits 10 percent of its annual revenues to research and development and takes leadership roles in international standard development organizations.

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