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MWC 2022: ZTE unveils 4th Gen 5G fixed wireless access series

MWC 2022: ZTE unveils 4th Gen 5G fixed wireless access series
2 Mar, 2022
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ZTE Corporation has unveiled the fourth generation of its 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) & mobile broadband (MBB) devices at the Mobile World Congress 2022 (MWC 2022).   

The company has also revealed that the new series, which includes the indoor 5G consumer premises equipment (CPE) MC888 series, outdoor 5G CPE MC889 series, and the new-gen portable 5G MiFi MU5120, are tailormade for indoor, outdoor, and travel scenarios, and have adopted the Snapdragon X65 and X62 5G Modem-RF Platforms. 

“In the 5G era, ZTE has always been committed to catering to diversified 5G data terminal scenarios for users worldwide. The new series of the FWA & MBB family is further improved and upgraded based on previous generations, forming diversified 5G data terminal scenarios, suitable for personal, home, travel, and office use, among others, ZTE said in a statement.  

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In 2019, ZTE released the MC801, its first 5G CPE product, and successively launched Gen 2 and Gen 3 indoor 5G CPE products in 2020 and 2021. At MWC 2022, ZTE also announced that its 5G FWA & MBB series has reached the million-shipment milestone globally.  

ZTE has also revealed that the MC888 series for indoor scenarios includes two models-MC888 and MC888 Ultra. While the standard MC888 model with the Qualcomm X62 platform, supports Wi-Fi 6 with a peak rate of 3600Mbps and can be connected by up to 32 users simultaneously, MC888 Ultra is equipped with the Qualcomm FWA Platform Gen 2 featuring Snapdragon X65 5G Modem-RF Platform and is compatible with Wi-Fi 6E technical standards with a peak rate of 6000Mbps.  

For outdoor scenarios, ZTE introduced MC889 and MC889 Pro, compatible with mmWave, Sub-6 5G and 4G LTE networks. The company claims that these are designed to address the low penetrating performance pain point of mmWave and Sub-6 network signals and impose higher requirements on temperature, environment, and signal reception capacity.

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Based on indoor and outdoor 5G CPE, ZTE has also developed a new-gen portable 5G MiFi product MU5120, which it claims can be accessed by 32 devices simultaneously. The device adopts the Qualcomm FWA platform Gen 2 featuring Snapdragon X62 5G Modem-RF Platform and is attuned to Wi-Fi 6 scheme with low power consumption and includes a 10000mAh battery with a battery life of over 16 hours. It also supports 18W reverse fast charging and one-touch NFC functions, as per ZTE.

Furthermore, ZTE also announced the MC888 Flagship at MWC 2022, which the company claims is the first Wi-Fi7 5G CPE with the strongest configurations across the globe and will be available on the market in Q4 of this year.