ZTE Corporation has announced that it has successfully conducted what it claims to be the first field trial of FDD-LTE massive multiple-input, multiple-output (Massive MIMO) in Indonesia with Telkomsel. The trial was carried out in the city of Makassar and achieved a maximum data throughput of 468Mbps. 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, in order to ensure the technology is feasible and effective for a wider rollout in the Telkomsel LTE network.
‘ZTE is very proud to work with Telkomsel in realising 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,’ said Bai Jie, CMO of PT ZTE Indonesia.