|[April 17, 2014]
ZTE Provides Technical Support as Air China Launches its First Ground-Air Broadband Test
SHENZHEN, China --(Business Wire)--
ZTE (News - Alert) Corporation ("ZTE") (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock
code: 000063.SZ), a global provider of telecommunications equipment,
network solutions and mobile devices, is the exclusive supplier of the
ground-air broadband system used by Air China to complete its first
in-flight internet service and passenger experience test. ZTE also
provided technical and service support, giving passengers a fast and
convenient broadband service experience.
The test took place during a one-hour flight from Beijing to Chengdu,
and passengers were able to access a variety of online services through
WiFi (News - Alert), including WeChat, instant messaging, micro-blogging, e-mail,
online gaming and online payments. Passengers were also able to
experience real-time video and online movies.
Air China is the first airline to provide ground-air internet services
in China, and the test was the world's first based on 4G technology. The
system adopted customised LTE (News - Alert) wireless equipment while ground
base-stations were placed along the flight route and specific air space
to achieve aerial coverage. The system provides wireless data bandwidth
of from 30 to 60Mbps for aircraft at different heights.
"To provide secure, efficient and convenient ground-air broadband
services, ZTE made a significant investment to solve the communication
problems between airborne devices and base-stations on the ground," said
Gong Yuezhong, senior vice president of ZTE.
Dr. Gong Yuezhong, senior vice president of ZTE said: "Its adaptive
frequency offset algorithm and super cell technology ensure the
continuity of internet service in the air, improving customer
satisfaction by providing streamlined online services."
In 2006 ZTE launched the first aerial broadband mobile system in the
industry in partnership with Aircell and Qualcomm (News - Alert). The system provided
nine US airlines, including 1,500 planes, with a range of airborne
ZTE will continue to apply mature 4G technologies into the civil
aviation industry to fulfill the demand for in-flight data services.
This successful ground-air test will boost airborne internet services,
further improve service quality and expand the market space for airlines.
ZTE is a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment
and network solutions with the most comprehensive product range covering
virtually every telecommunications sector, including wireless, access &
bearer, VAS, terminals and professional services. The company delivers
innovative, custom-made products and services to over 500 operators in
more than 160 countries, helping them to meet the changing needs of
their customers while growing revenue. ZTE commits 10 per cent of its
annual revenue to research and development and has leadership roles in
several international bodies devoted to developing telecommunications
industry standards. ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility
and is a member of the UN Global Compact. The company is China's only
listed telecom manufacturer that is publicly traded on both the Hong
Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share
stock code: 000063.SZ). For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn.
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