ZTE does more than make Android phones that we rarely see in the U.S. They're also a big vendor to the folks who build out cellular networks, and provide all manner of equipment to folks like Verizon and other carriers. Today at Mobile World Congress 2013 they have launched what they are calling a 4G Cloud Radio solution.

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It's technical, and a look at the white papers and press release is bound to bring on some serious head scratching for even the most seasoned smartphone veteran. In a nutshell, "cloud radio allows operators to address interference and coordination that affect OAM and arise as a result of the coexistence of multistandard networks. Wireless network performance can be optimized for given bearer resources, and user experience can be significantly improved. Cloud radio also protects investment, increases revenue, and helps operators secure a leading position in the wireless market."

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I told you it was complicated. What we, as users, need to take away from this is that this new technology will allow carriers and the industry as a whole to make the transition from legacy 2G networks to 4G LTE smoother, more cost effieient, and cheaper. All of that trickles down to us and is reflected in our monthly bill. The full press release is after the break.

ZTE Launches 4G Cloud Radio Solution at MWC

Mobile World Congress 2013

SHENZHEN, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, today launched its 4G cloud radio solution at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

ZTE’s cloud radio is a flexible solution that can adapt to existing transmissions for operators. This adaptability improves network performance. Moreover, cloud radio enables dynamic coordination and guarantees a smooth user experience, especially on the cell edge.

"ZTE never stops innovating for our customers, and we are proud to announce our cloud radio solution,” said ZTE Vice President Dr. Wang Shouchen. “We expect cloud radio will bring a plethora of benefits to operators as 4G progresses."

Cloud radio is an emerging solution and aimed to help operators solve a series of key problems during network evolution progress to 4G, such as unbalanced load in 2G, 3G and LTE networks, uneven cell edge user experiences etc.

About ZTE

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 140 countries, helping them to meet the changing needs of their customers while growing revenue. In 2011, ZTE’s revenue increased by 29 per cent to USD13.7 billion. Its overseas operating revenue grew 30 per cent to USD 7.4 billion during the period, accounting for 54.2 per cent of overall operating 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.