Skip navigation

Advanced Antenna Systems for 5G Network Deployments

Advanced antenna systems (AAS) make use of multi-antenna technologies like beamforming and MIMO to improve network performance. The book Advanced Antenna Systems for 5G Network Deployments: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice provides a holistic view of AAS and how it can be deployed in 5G networks.

The contents will give readers a thorough understanding of the basic technology components, the state-of-the-art multi-antenna solutions, what support 3GPP has standardized, the reasons for choices made, how AAS performs in real networks, and how it can be used in network deployments.

Advanced Antenna Systems for 5G book cover

Key features of the book

  • Explains how AAS features impact network performance and how AAS can be effectively used in a 5G network, based on either NR and/or LTE
  • Shows what AAS configurations and features to use in different network deployment scenarios, focusing on MBB, but also including fixed wireless access
  • Presents the latest developments in multi-antenna technologies, including Beamforming, MIMO and cell shaping, along with the potential of different technologies in a commercial network context
  • Provides a deep understanding of the differences between mid-band and mmWave solutions

We recommend the book for industry R&D engineers, mobile and wireless communications engineers, electronics engineers, university researchers and graduate students who are seeking a concise and practical reference on AAS technology and its deployment in 5G networks. The book is also useful for any industry professional looking to deepen and broaden their knowledge of the AAS area.


Peter von Butovitsch, Technology Manager, editor

Henrik Asplund, Master Researcher in Antennas and Propagation

David Astely, Principal Researcher

Thomas Chapman, 3GPP Standardisation Delegate

Mattias Frenne, Principal Researcher in Multi-Antenna Standardization

Farshid Ghasemzadeh, Expert in Radio Performance

Måns Hagström, Radio Systems Architect

Billy Hogan, Principal Developer in AAS technology strategies

George Jöngren, Expert in Adaptive Multi-Antenna Technologies

Jonas Karlsson, Expert in Multi-Antenna Systems

Fredric Kronestedt, Expert in Radio Network Deployment Strategies

Erik Larsson, Researcher in Multi-Antenna Systems 

All authors are with Ericsson AB, Stockholm, Sweden.

Read an interview with the editor, Peter Butovitsch, on the publisher web site


Published by Elsevier.

ISBN-13: 978-0128200469

ISBN-10: 0128200464

Available on: