ZTE Corporation has launched the iMacro base station to help operators enhance 4G LTE network coverage in congested urban areas with limited space for site installation, according to the Chinese tech company.
The new iMacro base station, with integrated RFUs (radio frequency unit) and antennas of compactness and high performance, was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2015 conference in Shanghai.
iMacro joins other products of the ZTE multi-scenario coverage product family, including the Pad series outdoor base stations and Qcell indoor coverage solutions, helping operators to build high-quality 4G networks, according to the Chinese tech company.
“The rapid development of mobile data services demands contiguous and intensive coverage for 4G network deployments,” Zhang Jianguo, Vice President of ZTE says. “Many operators lack the required site resources in cities and urban areas, and the lightweight and compact iMacro base station is designed to help resolve these challenges.”
[blockquote cite=”ZTE”]“Due to a large number of pedestrian streets, commercial streets, residential areas, and other densely-populated areas alongside urban streets, it is difficult to build new sites, leading to increasingly prominent problems of urban street coverage. Integrated RF unit and antenna unit, ultra broadband power amplification, together with its small size, light weight, compact design, and even one device is capable of multiple frequency bands, ZTE iMacro base station is what exactly operators desire.” [/blockquote]