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Telenet, ZTE break European Pre5G speed record

December 13, 2016

ZTE, an international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet and Belgium Telenet, has completed an outfield Pre5G test, making itself the first operator in Europe to have achieved 1.3Gbps download speed in real network condition. That’s four times faster than 4G’s maximum download speed, enabling a successful download 13.3GB HD movie in no more than 90 seconds during the test.

As the sole network vendor of Telenet, ZTE has established and is strengthening a long-term strategic partnership with Telenet. This Pre5G demonstration is one of the first steps Telenet is taking towards future 5G network evolution.

Consumers’ telecom behaviour has been evolving radically, demands for mobile data will be 4 times greater in 2020 than now according to the network traffic forecast by Ovum.  With the cooperation of ZTE, in 2017, Telenet will finish the Pre5G deployment in urban areas. Besides, Telenet will also deploy Pre5G at a number of large-scale events, such as Tomorrowland in 2017, ensuring the ultimate user experiences.

“We’re very excited about the results of this test, because the new speed record is a milestone on the way to 5G. The Pre5G networks are faster and provide higher capacity, improving mobile users’ broadband experience, especially in areas with high cell-phone traffic,” says Micha Berger, Telenet’s CTO.

“The 1.3Gbps demo opens a new era of Telenet & ZTE’s partnership in advanced wireless technology innovation. ZTE is willing to support Telenet to bring this cutting edge technology to end user and improve user experience, which will enhance Telenet’s success in Belgium,” says Patric Bin, ZTE Benelux’s CEO.

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